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Birth NameDaniel Felix DeWeldon
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Daniel Felix de Weldon Critical Acclaim

What the Butler Saw Critic's Choice: "The way DeWeldon transforms Jason from a hipper than thou vet to a dude with a serious God-complex has to be seen to be believed." - Film Critic James Scarborough Of The Huffington Post

Horror News Critic's Choice: "Special performance honors in the picture to Daniel de Weldon ... Stanislavski promoted the idea ... Many don't do it nearly as well. A central character tour-de-force... the camera eye is on de Weldon and he does not disappoint with his riveting presence." - Film Critic Kevin Nickelson

Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice: "Perfectly cast, Daniel de Weldon's languorous portrayal of self-preening Lot (Tennessee Williams) is an instance of unimpeachable camp - he touches up the roots of his tinted locks as reverently as he fondles his mother's precious crystal... performances make the experience richly entertaining." - Chief Critic Charles McNulty

DreadCentral.com Critic's Choice: "Anonymous 616 could go straight to big screens; a rarity that could find company with films like The Blair Witch Project and the first Paranormal Activity." - Film Critic, Josh Millican

Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice: "de Weldon, effectively contained, finds an arresting stillness, gorgeously performed. Deeply inhabited on a moment to moment basis, turbulently affecting and robust performance, real stakes, gorgeously conjure the sudden weightless astonishment, grace and guts" - Charlotte Stoudt (LA Times, NY Times, and Village Voice Top Critic)

Horropedia Critic's Choice: "Daniel DeWeldon is brilliant as the complacent turned ruthless Jason who refuses to deny this alter-ego taking over his psyche. He instantly transforms into a superior, paranoid and narcissistic animal, pillaging the house of all its demons."

  • Horrorpedia Film Critic Meredith Bogard Brown


Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice: "To its considerable credit, this production was deeply inhabited on a moment-to-moment basis... High-octane talent, de Weldon brought gritty authenticity...had me admiring the performances." - Charles McNulty (Chief LA Times Critic)

Flick Connection Critic's Choice: ""Anonymous 616" which you can currently watch on Amazon Prime. I've personally recommended the film multiple times on the main Flick Connection channel, primarily because of Daniels powerful performance." -Film Critic, Darren Van Damme

Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Critic's Choice "...stagecraft de Weldon plies flawlessly... Theatergoers who care about fine acting should likewise attend the production for the unearthly performance of Daniel de Weldon." - Top Critic Dany Margolies

LA Weekly Critic's Choice: "de Weldon sat staring into space playing out Shanley's Apache dance with scrupulous honesty and attention to the details, unfolding in the ebbs and flows of real time... live-wire performance... was the art and craft of being... it matters because it's so rare when they get it so right, the authenticity of it in a world of fakery - a fleeting, sacred moment." - Steven Leigh Morris (Head Critic LA Weekly)

Los Angeles Daily News Critic's Choice: " The other two actors here, are finely skilled, but they are merely acting. We begin to wonder whether de Weldon is merely acting, not reassured by his nearly spectral bows at the play's end." - Top Critic Dany Margolies

Los Angeles's Stage Raw Critic's Choice: "... this is all masterly writing by Tennessee Williams, and beautifully performed by Daniel de Weldon... some fine work - one great performance." - Gray Palmer

Broadway World Review Critic's Choice: "Kudos go to Daniel de Weldon whose Father Braulio is the mark of a brilliant performance that enlists such an emotional response to a character... Some of the most dramatic and sensational moments I have witnessed on stage." - Shari Barrett

TV Volition Critic's Choice: "Daniel de Weldon's performance is worth the price of admission in and of itself; his is a talent we need to see more of on L.A. stages." -Ernest Kearney

NPR KCRW 89.9FM National Radio Broadcast Critic's Choice: "de Weldon makes Shanley's pungent, staccato dialogue believable... Wild." - James Taylor

Back Stage West Critic's Choice: "de Weldon's performance is wonderfully layered. When he gives us a glimpse inside, the bear becomes a teddy bear." - Dave DePino

Showmag.com Critic's Choice: "'de Weldon is a reminder of Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, convincing and memorable performance, with a deep wide void aching to be filled with humanity. " - Mary E. Montoro

LAStageScene.com Critic's Choice: "de Weldon with a James Dean look and intensity creates and accomplishes the miraculous, he makes "Danny" heroic. de Weldon is member of the legendary Actors Studio and it shows. In a city where most plays run 6 weeks or less, The Elephant Theater's production of John Patrick Shanley's unexpected love story of two very lost and damaged souls, (8 months running) has become a real L.A. theater phenomenon. Recipient of the very hard-to-get L.A. Times "Critics Choice," last night I found out why. " - Steven Stanley

ReviewPlays.com Critic's Choice: "Initially and damn effectively, de Weldon is a blunt force instrument, to borrow the phrase with which M labeled Daniel Craig's newly minted 007 Bond. de Weldon's transformation was magnificent in his tentative attempts of intimacy and tenderness." - James Scarborough

Los Angeles Downtown News Critic's Choice: "de Weldon miraculously transformed and embodied Aaron McKinney in The Laramie Project:10 Years Later." - D. Johnson

Frontiers Magazine Critic's Choice: "de Weldon hit every level imaginable in David Rabe's Streamers."

Stagehappenings.com Critic's Choice: "Father Braulio of the Inquisition, effectively and menacingly portrayed by Daniel de Weldon. It was a tour de force performance with bouts of religious ecstasy and erotic fantasy." - Ellyse Cooke

KCLA RADIO Critic's Choice: "de Weldon's acting is wonderfully evocative of the time and place, the characters come alive, convincing portrait and brilliant acting."- Laurie Senit

LASplash.com Critic's Choice: "de Weldon's well portrayed, demanding performance that draws approving laughs from the empathetic audience." - M. Rutherford

The Ticket Stub Critic's Choice: "The power of Daniel de Weldon, to tap into the desparado that lives deep within many of us, looking for love and connection." - R. Goldberg

Examiner.com Critic's Choice: "de Weldon is excellent in his role as the darkly and deeply evil Father Braulio." - R. Irwin

LA City Beat Critic's Choice: "de Weldon takes over..." - Don Shirley Industry Reviews

Lillian Muller, Playboy Magazine: "de Weldon as Father Braulio is pure power, sex appeal, and charisma. Masterfully and beautifully crafted work."

Ryan Cutrona, actor in 24, Mad Men, In the Line of Fire: "Daniel de Weldon shows us how horrific it is to be human, the terror of being alive and immeasurable wound and scar of life, and it's concomitant tolerance, constitution, will and perseverance, creation, monstrous, delicate and divine. Genesis, here only God can watch and learn."

Frances Fisher, actress in Unforgiven: "de Weldon proves true to be an extremely gifted actor", in A Muse of Fire.

Michael Arabian, director: "de Weldon's performance in the feature film Fortune's 500 is reminiscent of a young Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift."

Lyle Kessler, playwright of "Orphans": "Daniel de Weldon's magnificent performance far surpass any other interpretations of this terrific play, forceful and poetic. "Danny and The Deep Blue Sea[9]

Uta Hagen, actress in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: "Daniel de Weldon is a gigantic talent, real star power in Lovers and Other Strangers."[10]

Mark Rydell, director of The Rose, On Golden Pond, and James Dean: "Daniel de Weldon's Monumental is the best screenplay I have ever read."

Barbara Bain, actress in Mission: Impossible: "Daniel de Weldon's Monumental is the best script she has read in the last 20 years."

Armand Assante, actor in Gotti: "Daniel de Weldon's Monumental is the perfect hero's journey in mythological storytelling and it's potential cinematically is scale in proportion to Felix de Weldon's legacy."

Martin Landau, actor in Ed Wood: " de Weldon's Monumental is an epic story that deeply moved me."

Lionsgate Films grade de Weldon's performance as lead antagonist P. Terrence Pecker in Fortune's 500 with A+ across the boards.

Howard Fine director, "I am a huge, huge fan of Daniel de Weldon as an actor."

Robert Litz writer on The Biography Channel George Washington: "Daniel de Weldon's acting performance is superb theatrical craftsmanship."

Daniel Felix de Weldon is a native of the Washington, D.C. & Newport, Rhode Island area. Prior to being received as a life time member to the legendary Actors Studio under Al Pacino, Martin Landau & Mark Rydell. He studied a six year theatrical masters program with Uta Hagen, Michael Arabian & Howard Fine.

de Weldon's theatrical debut was in the 1999 LA production of David Rabes' "Streamers", receiving the Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice. Later he produced, directed and starred in the 2003 LA production of Edward Albees' "The Zoo Story". 2006 DeWeldon starred in The Actors Studio LA production of "Death Of A Salesman".

Recently, de Weldon produced and starred in the hit Los Angeles play, "Danny & The Deep Blue Sea" that ran for seven months and received 14 acclaimed critic's choice. In 2009 DeWeldon starred opposite 3 time Emmy Award winner Barbara Bain in "The Laramie Project" live at Grand Performances in Los Angeles hosted by Glen Close in a world wide broadcast.

Currently de Weldon is producing three films under his company Volition Entertainment Productions. The first being a feature film titled: "Monumental" Daniel will portray his father in the film reflecting the life story of Felix de Weldon, famed for his work as a world renown artist, his most famous work being The Flag Raising of Iwo Jima in Arlington, Virginia.

Secondly, de Weldon is starring in "The Custodian" Directed by Michael Arabian. Produced by David Hillary (Deviant Films) and Maximum Rush Films with musical score by Rush America Music. Upcoming in 2015.

Thirdly, Daniel is producing: "The Elephant Ride", an autobiographical feature film based on his true life experiences. Currently attached is Academy Award winner Martin Landau, Grammy Award Winner Seal, Emmy Award winner Armand Assanti, Carmen Argenzenio & Audi of America.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volition Entertainment Productions

Trivia (1)

Son of renown Artist Felix DeWeldon most famous for "The Flag Raising of Iwo Jima". Daniel is a honorary lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

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