Daniel Hugh Kelly

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Daniel Hugh Kelly
Born (1952-08-10) August 10, 1952 (age 62)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Alma mater

Saint Vincent College

The Catholic University of America
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present

Daniel Hugh Kelly (born August 10, 1952) is an American stage, film and television actor. He may be best known for his role on the 1980s ABC TV series Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986) as ex-con Mark "Skid" McCormick.

Early life[edit]

The middle of five children, Kelly was born and reared in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where his grandfather and father were police officers/detectives and his mother a social worker. He attended and graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in 1970.[1] A graduate of St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) in 1974, Kelly also pursued an MFA at Catholic University (Washington, DC) on a full scholarship.[2]


Kelly has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, primarily at The Public Theater and Second Stage Theatre. A product of regional repertory theater, Kelly has been a company member of the Williamstown Theater Festival (Massachusetts), The Folger Theater (DC), Arena Stage (DC), and the Actors Theatre of Louisville among others. He toured with the National Players, the nation's oldest classical touring company. He starred on Broadway as Brick opposite Kathleen Turner's Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and opposite Madeline Kahn's Billie in Born Yesterday. In 2003, he appeared at the Mark Taper Theatre Forum (LA), originating the role of Richard in Living Out by Lisa Loomer.

Kelly starred on daytime TV in Ryan's Hope as Senator Frank Ryan (1978–1981). In addition to Hardcastle and McCormick, Kelly has been a series regular in such varied television productions as the 1982–83 NBC series Chicago Story as Det. Frank Wajorski; the 1987–88 ABC sitcom I Married Dora, playing architect Peter Farrell; the 1995–96 ABC series Second Noah as Noah Beckett; the 2001–02 PAX series Ponderosa as Ben Cartwright; and in NBC's Walt Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Blackjack Savage (1991) which he also co-produced. He returned to daytime television on As the World Turns, playing Col. Winston Mayer (2007–2009).

He made many notable appearances in miniseries and television movies including TNT's Passing Glory, HBO's The Tuskegee Airmen, Citizen Cohn and From the Earth to the Moon as Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon; as President John F. Kennedy in NBC's Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot and The Nutcracker among others. He has also guest-starred on many episodic TV shows including several appearances on Law & Order, its spin-offs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Los Angeles, as well as Memphis Beat, The West Wing, NCIS: Los Angeles, Supernatural, Boston Legal, Las Vegas and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Kelly's feature film roles include the 1983 horror film Cujo, The Good Son, The In Crowd, Chill Factor, Nowhere to Hide, Bad Company, Someone to Watch Over Me, The Guardian, and Star Trek: Insurrection as Sojef, leader of an alien race called the Ba'ku.







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