This is the only authorized biography of James Martin Kelly. James Martin Kelly is an American character actor, born on September 6th, in Brooklyn New York to James Francis and Joan Marie Kelly. Jim married Mary-Ellen on Oct 8, 1978. In 1988 Jim and Mary-Ellen moved to Florida to raise their four children. At Mary-Ellen's urging, Jim auditioned for a play, changing his life. Plays led to a few commercial and TV gigs but he knew this was a craft that should be taken seriously. While studying the Eric Morris technique in Tampa Florida, his teacher, Kathy Laughlin urged him to move to Los Angeles, saying "There's no market here for the kind of work you do". For decades since, Jim has been opposite some of the biggest artists in motion pictures and on television, working together to tell the writer's story. Best known for his powerful turn as 'Rob Farrior' in 'Jack Reacher' with Tom Cruise, James continues to deliver consistent, solid, moving performances.
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