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Overview (2)

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

Mini Bio (2)

Daniel de Weldon is a native of Washington, D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of the renowned sculptor Felix de Weldon.

After completing a six-year masters program in Theatrical Arts under Uta Hagen, Howard Fine, and Michael Arabian, de Weldon presented himself to The Actors Studio and garnered the title of Lifetime Member under Al Pacino, Lou Antonio, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, Ellen Burstyn, and Harvey Keitel.

de Weldon has been honored with over 50 top Critics' Choice and featured on NPR for his outstanding acting performance. Notable published reviews have likened his performances to Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Daniel Craig.

Critical Acclaim for Daniel de Weldon:

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: " The best part of the entire movie is the performance from the lead played by Daniel de Weldon. This was my first time seeing him in a movie and his performance is unbelievably strong... It's easily the most intense performance I've ever seen in an indie movie... de Weldon punches above the weight of the entire movie and I expect we'll see more from him... an actor likely to make it big. 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

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Calder Studio PR

Daniel de Weldon wins IMDb's "Best Actor" Award acknowledgement for "Anonymous 616".

Daniel de Weldon wins "Best Actor" Award 1st Honorable Mention for "Anonymous 616", opposite Tilda Swinton "Best Actress" Award 1st Honorable Mention for "Suspiria", Matt Dillion "Best Actor" Award for "The House That Jack Built", and Toni Collette "Best Actress" Award for "Hereditary" from Horrorphilia Best Podcast in the World by Jason Lloyd.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Barry Krost Management

Trivia (1)

Daniel de Weldon is the son of the renowned sculptor Felix de Weldon, most famous for the "Marine Corps War Memorial" (aka the Iwo Jima Memorial). Daniel is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio in Los Angeles and New York.

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