David Patrick Kelly

Actor, Singer, Musician
Stage-trained character player of film and TV whose beady-eyed intensity and small wiry physique made him perfect for playing ferret-like punks and psychos in Hollywood genre films. Kelly trained with Stella Adler ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1951 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Blue Bloods 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Madso's War 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

President Truman (Actor)

Gardener of Eden 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Unger (Actor)

Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

Howie (Actor)

Songcatcher 2001 (Movie)

Earl Giddens (Actor)

In Too Deep 1999 (Movie)

Rick Scott (Actor)

Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Trojan War 1997 (Movie)

The Bagman (Actor)

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

Fritz Boudreau (Actor)

Last Man Standing 1996 (Movie)

Doyle (Actor)

The Funeral 1996 (Movie)

Michael Stein (Actor)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

Tony Eyes (Actor)

The Crow 1994 (Movie)

T-Bird (Actor)

Exterior Night 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Mr Ostrowski (Actor)

Cheap Shots 1991 (Movie)

Arnold Posner (Actor)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

Dropshadow (Actor)

B-Men 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Date Rape 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 (Movie)

Fan (Actor)

The Misfit Brigade 1988 (Movie)

The Legionaire (Actor)

Commando 1985 (Movie)

Sully (Actor)

Dreamscape 1984 (Movie)

Tommy Ray Glatman (Actor)

48 HRS. 1982 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Winston--The Punk (Actor)

The Warriors 1979 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Cafe Society (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stage-trained character player of film and TV whose beady-eyed intensity and small wiry physique made him perfect for playing ferret-like punks and psychos in Hollywood genre films. Kelly trained with Stella Adler, studied mime with Marcel Marceau, and racked up NYC stage credits in musicals, dramas, and experimental theater. But film producer Joel Silver looked at him and saw a rat and cast him accordingly in Walter Hill's "The Warriors" (1979) and "48 Hrs." (1982), "Commando" (1985), and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990). As Luther in "The Warriors" ("Warriors ... come out to play!" he crooned), Kelly committed the assassination for which the heroes are blamed and chased across the city. As Sully in "Commando", Arnold Schwarzenegger's character likes him so much that he promises to kill him last. (He lied.)

EDUCATION

University of Detroit

Detroit , Michigan
received an Irene Ryan Scholarship to study mime in Paris; graduated cum laude

studied acting with Stella Adler and Mira Rostova

International Mime School

Paris
studied with Marcel Marceau

Milestones

2005

Played Unger in the remake of "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler

2001

Cast opposite Kevin Spacey in "K-PAX"

2000

Portrayed Salvador Dali in the Off-Broadway play "Lobster Alice"

1990

Starred as "Woyzeck" in a Hartford Stage revival of Buchner's 19th century tragedy

1988

TV special debut, "Date Rape", an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1985

Had a rare TV starring role in "Slippage", an episode of the fantasy anthology "Tales From the Darkside"

1982

Portrayed the Younger John as well as Pierre Trudeau and Night Club Manager in "Lennon", an off-Broadway play on the life of the artist

1979

Feature acting debut, Walter Hill's "The Warriors"; first film for producer Joel Silver

1978

Broadway debut in "Working", a musical version of Stud Turkel's book

1974

Appeared in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band On the Road", an off-Broadway musical

Created roles in two off-off-Broadway plays by acclaimed avant-garde theater artist Richard Foreman including "Film is Evil: Radio is Good" (date approximate)

Debut as a recurring character on a TV series, played Jerry Horne on David Lynch's "Twin Peaks"

Performed at the seminal rock club CBGB's in its early days

Collaborated on songs for "Three Sisters" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (also acted)

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