Daniel Hugh Kelly

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Daniel Hugh Kelly
Born (1952-08-10) August 10, 1952 (age 66)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
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 is best known for his role on the 1980s ABC TV series Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–86) as ex-con Mark "Skid" McCormick, co-starring with Brian Keith.

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][2] A graduate of St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) in 1974, Kelly also pursued an MFA at Catholic University (Washington, D.C.) on a full scholarship.[3]


Kelly 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 Forum (Los Angeles), originating the role of Richard in Living Out by Lisa Loomer.[citation needed]

Kelly starred on daytime TV in Ryan's Hope as Senator Frank Ryan (1978–1981). Aside from Hardcastle and McCormick, he has starred in such television series as Chicago Story; I Married Dora, Second Noah, Ponderosa and 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 (2007–09). He guest-starred in some television series, such as Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Memphis Beat, The West Wing, NCIS: Los Angeles, Supernatural, Major Crimes, Boston Legal, Las Vegas and Walker, Texas Ranger.[4]

He also appeared in miniseries and television movies, such as Passing Glory, The Tuskegee Airmen, Citizen Cohn, From the Earth to the Moon and The Nutcracker, among others.[4] His 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.[4]






  1. ^ Staff. "'Ryan's Hope' actor had varied career", Ottawa Citizen, July 21, 1979. Accessed July 19, 2018. "Dan grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, attended Roselle Catholic High School and took an immediate interest in theatrical productions the school offered."
  2. ^ Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 26. 
  3. ^ Reed, Jon-Michael (1978-02-15). "A New Frank Ryan Joins Cast". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b c Daniel Hugh Kelly on IMDb
  5. ^ John Beaufort (1989-02-10). "`Born Yesterday' Again Blending Romantic and Political Comedy. Kahn and Asner star in revival of Garson Kanin's play. THEATER: REVIEW". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  6. ^ Michael Kuchwara (1990-03-22). "Capsule Review : 'Big Daddy' Ferrets Out Truth in 'Cat'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  7. ^ Frank Rich (1981-04-27). "Play: Weller's 'Fishing' Revived at Second Stage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  8. ^ "'Juno's Swans' cast keeps play float". The Hour. 1985-06-01. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  9. ^ a b c [1] Archived February 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ a b "History – About – Arena Stage". Arenastage.org. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ottawa Citizen – Google News Archive Search". News.google.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  12. ^ [2] Archived March 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ a b [3] Archived March 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ [4] Archived March 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ [5] Archived March 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ [6] Archived March 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Nanny Boo-Boo too much L.A. Humor Undercuts 'Living Out'." Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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