Daniel Hugh Kelly was born on August 10, 1952 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the middle of five children. His father was a police officer/detective and his mother was a social worker. He received his B.A. from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and pursued his M.F.A. on a full scholarship at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Kelly has appeared in numerous off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, primarily at the Public Theater and the Second Stage. A product of regional national theater, he has been a company member of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Folger Theater, Arena Stage, and the Actors Theater of Louisville among others. He toured with the National Players, the oldest classical touring company in the United States. He starred on Broadway as Brick opposite Kathleen Turner in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", and as Paul Verrall opposite Madeline Kahn in "Born Yesterday". In 2003, he appeared at the Mark Taper Theater Forum, originating the role of Richard in "Living Out" by Lisa Loomer.
Kelly starred as Senator Frank Ryan on the daytime soap opera "Ryan's Hope", and as race-car driver Mark "Skid" McCormick on the ABC series "Hardcastle and McCormick" opposite Brian Keith. In addition, he has been a series regular in such varied television productions as the NBC series "Chicago Story", the ABC sitcom "I Married Dora", the ABC series "Second Noah", the PAX series "Ponderosa" as Ben Cartwright, and the NBC series "The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage". He returned to daytime television as Colonel Winston Mayer on the soap opera "As the World Turns". His feature film roles include "Cujo", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "The Good Son", "Bad Company" and "Star Trek: Insurrection".
Kelly has made many notable appearances in miniseries and television films including "Citizen Cohn", "The Tuskegee Airmen", "From the Earth to the Moon" as Gene Cernan, "Passing Glory", "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot" as President John F. Kennedy, and "Joe and Max" among others. He has also guess-starred on many television series including several appearances on "Law & Order", its spin-offs "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: LA", as well as "Walker, Texas Ranger" "The West Wing", "Las Vegas", "Boston Legal", "Supernatural", "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Memphis Beat".
Name: Daniel Hugh Kelly
Known for: Ryan's Hope
BirthDay: 10, Aug ,1952