Tim Kelleher (actor)
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Tim Kelleher is an American writer, actor and director.
Born in the Bronx, Kelleher grew up across the five boroughs of New York City, and played football at perennial powerhouse Msgr. Farrell on Staten Island. He moved to New Jersey and had aspirations of being an impersonator or sports announcer. After college and novitiate studies with the Jesuits, he chose to return to New York and train as a stage actor, studying under Robert Patterson.
With friends, Kelleher founded the Colony Theatre and served as its Artistic Director, staging the work of new playwrights as well as classics. His acting career has included guest appearances on numerous TV shows, and a turn as the resident villain on NBC's Sci-Fi phenom, Dark Skies. Kelleher‘s more than two dozen film credits include Malcolm X, Operation Dumbo Drop, Independence Day, The Negotiator, Thirteen Days, Flash of Genius, Seven Pounds and Inception.
Kelleher directed the short-form film The Skell, and in 2008, he wrote and directed Wake-Up Call, a pilot that did not go to series.
In 2008, Kelleher married Canadian novelist, Billie Livingston. Religion has remained an interest of his and in 1995 he was received into the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. In keeping with his faith, in 2011 he wrote and directed, The Creed: What Christians Profess, and Why it Ought to Matter, a documentary film for First Things magazine featuring scholars and thinkers. He also serves as New Media Editor for First Things, where he writes on topics related to religion, politics and culture.
- Tim Kelleher on IMDb
- The Tim Kelleher Homepage
- First Things Magazine
- Bear Trap, article, First Things