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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
 2014 John Wick
 2003 Justice
 2001 K-PAX
 2000 Songcatcher
Earl Giddens
 1999 In Too Deep
Rick Scott
 1997 Trojan War
 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
 1992 Malcolm X
Mr. Ostrowski
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Jerry Horne (scenes deleted)
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed
The Fan
 1988 Cheap Shots
Arnold Posner
 1987 The Misfit Brigade
The Legionnaire
 1985 Commando
 1982 48 Hrs.
 1982 Hammett
The Punk
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On Broadway: created the role of Da in the Tony winning best musical ONCE See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Graduated Cum Laude Bachelor of Fine Arts from University Of Detroit. He was also a student of Marcel Marceau and Mira Rostova. See more »

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