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David Patrick Kelly

Compact, feisty and slightly crazy-looking character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the homicidal but cowardly leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's controversial New York City... See full bio »
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 2015 To Keep the Light (completed)
 2015 Chi-Raq (completed)
General King Kong
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Elias' Right Hand / Tom's Boss / Man In Bar / ...
- The Longevity Initiative (No. 97) (2015) ... Elias' Right Hand
- Tom Keen (No. 7) (2015) ... Tom's Boss
- The Major (No. 75) (2015) ... Man In Bar
- T. Earl King VI (No. 94) (2015) ... Man in Bar
 2015 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Donald Berry
- Bad Company (2015) ... Donald Berry
 2014 John Wick
 2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Orville Underwood
- Possessed (2011) ... Orville Underwood
 2010 Madso's War (TV Movie)
Danny Driscoll
 2010 Louie (TV Series)
- Double Date/Mom (2010) ... Therapist
- So Old/Playdate (2010) ... Therapist (uncredited)
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Bo Levy
- Reunion (2008) ... Bo Levy
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Josh Perlberg
- Political Animal (2008) ... Josh Perlberg
 2007 Babylon Fields (TV Movie)
Lester Viskupic
 2007 Kidnapped (TV Series)
- Acknowledgement (2007) ... Kurso
 2005 The Warriors (Video Game)
Luther (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Danny McGowan
- Forever Blue (2005) ... Danny McGowan
 2003 Justice
 2002 Hack (TV Series)
Eddie O'Daniel
- Favors (2002) ... Eddie O'Daniel
 2001 K-PAX
 2000 Songcatcher
Earl Giddens
 1999 In Too Deep
Rick Scott
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
- Season Opener (1998)
 1997 Trojan War
 1996 Ripper (Video Game)
Joey Falconetti
 1996 The Funeral
Michael Stein
 1996 Flirting with Disaster
Fritz Boudreau
 1995 Cafe Society
J. Roland Sala
 1995 Heavy
Grey Man in Hospital
 1994 Crooklyn
Tony Eyes / Jim
 1994 The Crow
 1993 Ghostwriter (TV Series)
Double-T / Double T
- To the Light: Part 3 (1993) ... Double T
- Into the Comics: Part 2 (1993) ... Double T
 1993 Exterior Night (Short)
 1992 Malcolm X
Mr. Ostrowski
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Jerry Horne (scenes deleted)
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed
The Fan
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- B Men (1989) ... Langley
 1988 Cheap Shots
Arnold Posner
 1988 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Date Rape (1988)
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Kevin Harley / Ned Lloyd
- Homecoming (1987) ... Kevin Harley
- Trial and Error (1987) ... Ned Lloyd
 1987 The Misfit Brigade
The Legionnaire
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Terry Jurow
- The Casino (1985) ... Terry Jurow
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
- Somewhere Under the Rainbow (1985) ... McBride
 1985 Commando
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- The Home Invaders (1985) ... Jerry
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Richard Hall
- Slippage (1984) ... Richard Hall
 1982 48 Hrs.
 1982 Hammett
The Punk
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Working (1982) ... Copyboy
 1979 Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie)
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Was featured in Lincoln Center Theatre's Summer 1998 production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, opposite Helen Hunt and Kyra Sedgwick. Brilliantly combined comic acting, singing, mandolin and percussion playing and dancing as Feste, the Jester. See more »


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The famous "Warriors come out to play" scene was improvised by him in collaboration with Walter Hill who told him to just "come up with something" when he felt the scripted scene wasn't working. He then gathered up some empty beer bottles he found under the board walk and created the taunting dialogue based on a neighbor who used to intimidate him. See more »

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