Daniel DeWeldon

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Daniel Felix de Weldon
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Born Daniel Felix de Weldon
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Other names Daniel De Weldon, Daniel deWeldon
Alma mater DeMatha Catholic High School
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Santa Monica College
HB Studio
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, producer, director
Years active 1999 - present
Organization Actors Studio
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (15 years volunteer)
Parent(s) Felix de Weldon
(1907-2003)
Mary Theresa Hooe
(1944-2011)
Awards 40 Top Critics' Choice

Daniel Felix de Weldon is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. de Weldon is a native of Washington, D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of sculptor Felix de Weldon, known for the Marine Corps War Memorial statue of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, official United States Presidential busts of John F. Kennedy and President Harry S. Truman.

After completing a six-year masters program in Theatrical Arts under Uta Hagen and Howard Fine, de Weldon presented himself to the Actors Studio and garnered the title of Lifetime Member under Al Pacino, Lou Antonio, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, Ellen Burstyn, and Harvey Keitel.

de Weldon has been honored with over 30 top Critics' Choice and featured on NPR for outstanding acting performance.[1] Notable published reviews have likened his performances to Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Daniel Craig.[2]

Theatre[edit]

de Weldon's theatrical debut was in the 1999 Los Angeles production of David Rabe's Streamers, receiving the Los Angeles Times Critics' Choice. de Weldon went on to produce, direct and star in the 2003 LA production of Edward AlbeesThe Zoo Story garnering the Los Angeles Times "Best LA Theater" by audience recognition.

In 2006, he starred opposite Charles Dierkop in The Actors Studio presentation of Death of a Salesman. In 2007 de Weldon then produced and starred in the Los Angeles play, Danny and The Deep Blue Sea with Deborah Dir.[3] This revival of the classic John Patrick Shanley play ran for eight months and received 15 acclaimed Critics' Choice. At the 29th Annual LA Weekly Theater Awards Danny and The Deep Blue Sea was nominated for Best Two-Person Show and Best Production Design.[4]

In 2009, de Weldon starred opposite three time Emmy Award winning actress Barbara Bain in The Laramie Project:Ten Years Later at Grand Performances in Los Angeles, hosted by Glenn Close presented worldwide in 150 cities by satellite.

de Weldon starred as the lead man opposite Frances Fisher in the 2013 production of A Muse of Fire.[5]

Film[edit]

On the screen, de Weldon's feature film credits include: Select Fit (2004) and The Bill (dir. Daniel Roemer); Project Greenlight Official Selection, On The Lot finalist (actor) producer- Steven Spielberg, LA Shorts Fest Official Selection, top five finalist for best film ($1 million prize).

HeadHunting, Inc. (2005) (dir. Pat Ortman); The Night Before The Morning After (2006) and Friendly Fire (2008); From The Ashes (2009); Black Angel (2011); Fortune's 500 (2012); (dir. Max Maksimovic); Kansas City Film Fest Official Selection; Amsterdam (2015) (dir. Ron Fernandez).

Daniel Felix de Weldon

Currently, de Weldon is starring in the 2015 feature film The Custodian.

Daniel de Weldon has taken on the role of film producer through his company Volition Entertainment Productions. The first film, The Elephant Ride stars de Weldon and is based on a true story. Currently attached to the project are producer David Hillary (Deviant films), Michael Arabian, Oscar award winner Martin Landau, Grammy award winner SEAL, Emmy award winner Armand Assante, and Wolfgang Hatz, aka Audi's "Mr. Engine".

Also in development is the biopic based on the life of Daniel's father Felix de Weldon, titled Monumental. The film encapsulates his life and career as an artist. Daniel de Weldon is collaborating on the script with Allen Nalasco, and is slated to play the role of his father during the height of his career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Taylor (September 27, 2007). "Early Shanley Studies". KCRW. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ "'DDBS'". July 13, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Danny & The Deep Blue Sea - Review". Splash Magazines. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  4. ^ 29th LA Weekly Theater Awards Archived February 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. on LA Weekly.com
  5. ^ "A Muse of Fire". plays411.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 

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