Daniel Hugh Kelly

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Daniel Hugh Kelly
Born (1952-08-10) August 10, 1952 (age 62)
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 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 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 (1978–81). 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 has guest-starred on such series as Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Memphis Beat, The West Wing, NCIS: Los Angeles, Supernatural, Boston Legal, Las Vegas, and Walker, Texas Ranger.[3]

Kelly made appearances in miniseries and television movies including Passing Glory, The Tuskegee Airmen, Citizen Cohn, From the Earth to the Moon and The Nutcracker, among others.[3] 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.[3]






  1. ^ Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 26. 
  2. ^ Reed, Jon-Michael (February 15, 1978). "A New Frank Ryan Joins Cast". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ a b c Daniel Hugh Kelly at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ The Christian Science Monitor. "`Born Yesterday' Again Blending Romantic and Political Comedy. Kahn and Asner star in revival of Garson Kanin's play. THEATER: REVIEW". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "CAPSULE REVIEW : 'Big Daddy' Ferrets Out Truth in 'Cat'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "PLAY - WELLER'S 'FISHING' REVIVED AT SECOND STAGE - NYTimes.com". Nytimes.com. 27 April 1981. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Hour - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
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  9. ^ a b "History - About - Arena Stage". Arenastage.org. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search". News.google.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
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  16. ^ "NANNY BOO-BOO TOO MUCH L.A. HUMOR UNDERCUTS 'LIVING OUT'.". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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