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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 (post-production)
Major 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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Has appeared on Broadway in: Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya, The Government Inspector, Working, The Suicide, Is There Life After High School, and Knockout. Off-Broadway credits include: Orphan of Zhao, Ghosts, Marlowe, Lobster Alice, Anadarko, Pearls for Pigs, Henry VI, Arturo Ui, The Cure, Film is Evil - Radio is Good, The Mind King, and Genesis. Other ... See more »


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He is a skilled mandolin and guitar player and appears accompanying himself in Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1994) singing a song he improvised for the film and on the CDs for two Broadway shows, "Twelfth Night" and "Working". He also sang and played mandolin on the 2012 Grammy Award winning soundtrack of ONCE, the Broadway musical. See more »

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Him in Crooklyn sweetz4u663
His part wasnt long enough in Commando mariesrogue
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Beautiful singing voice DougB33
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a question about davids movies.. can someone answer?? piglypooh66
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