Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly is an actor whose burly, six-foot, three-inch frame has earned him numerous tough-guy roles as everything from a guard in Spike Lee's epic biopic "Malcolm X" in 1992, to Hillary Duff's bodyguard in "The ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1964

Filmography

Actor (29)

Autoerotic 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Undercovers 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Victim 2010 (Movie)

Mr. George (Actor)

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Rivers 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanted (TNT) 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cellular 2004 (Movie)

Mad Dog (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003 (Movie)

Sergei (Actor)

Oz 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due South 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Con Air 1997 (Movie)

Conrad (Actor)

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Acapulco H.E.A.T. 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Private Cox (Actor)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

Big Chief (Actor)

Devil in A Blue Dress 1995 (Movie)

Terell's Chauffer (Actor)

Fly By Night 1994 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Guard Cone (Actor)

Loser 1991 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Sweet Lies 1988 (Movie)

Scrocco (Actor)

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

Milkman Ralph (Actor)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

Grocer (Actor)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

Rally Speaker (Actor)

Angels Hard As They Come 1970 (Movie)

Brain (Actor)

Hollywood Confidential (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Franky Goes to Hollywood 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Brendan Kelly is an actor whose burly, six-foot, three-inch frame has earned him numerous tough-guy roles as everything from a guard in Spike Lee's epic biopic "Malcolm X" in 1992, to Hillary Duff's bodyguard in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" in 2003. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Kelly had his first film part in 1988, and by 1993 had ascended to one of the biggest roles of his career as former C.I.A. agent Mike Savage, the co-star of the syndicated action series "Acapulco H.E.A.T.", on which he appeared for all 22 episodes. In 1995 Kelly was again tapped by Lee, this time for a role in "Clockers", Lee's crime drama about Brooklyn drug pushers. Kelly's Irish ethnicity, intimidating size, and shaved head and beard made him rich typecasting for Aryan thugs, specifically in the blockbuster 1997 action thriller "Con Air", and then again as murder convict Wolfgang Cutler, a recurring character on the hit HBO series "Oz" in 2002 and 2003. After several brief appearances in a series of crime dramas throughout the 2000s, including "NYPD Blue" and "CSI: NY", in 2010 the father of four earned a lead in the ensemble drama "Look", a single-season series that examined urban life through the omnipresence of surveillance cameras.

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