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Daniel Hugh Kelly
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Veteran stage, television and film actor Daniel Hugh Kelly came to the attention of TV audiences in the ‘80s as ex-con-turned-vigilante Mark “Skid” McCormick in the popular action-detective series “Hardcastle and McCormick” in which he starred opposite Brian Keith.

Kelly’s diverse theater background comprises a multitude of acting credits ranging from classic to contemporary. In regional theater, he starred in “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Taming of the Shrew” and “The Rain Maker” at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, and “Once in a Lifetime” and “An Enemy of the People” at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. In addition, he has been a frequent player at the Williamstown Theatre Festival having appeared in “The Lucky Spot,” “Barbarians,” “Enemies” and “Room Service.”

He starred off-Broadway in the Second Stage productions of “Juno’s Swans” and “Fishing,” and at the New York Public Theatre under the direction of Joseph Papp in “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Miss Margarida’s Way.”

On Broadway, Kelly has starred in revivals of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Born Yesterday.”

Kelly’s work on television, as on stage, runs the gamut. Throughout his career, he has appeared regularly on daytime dramas and in TV movies. He also pulled double duty by occasionally serving as a director and writer on “Hardcastle and McCormick.” Among his TV movie credits are “Murder Ink,” “Dark Eyes,” “Intensive Care,” “Tuskegee Airmen,” “Citizen Cohn” and “From Earth to the Moon.”

His feature film credits include “The In Crowd,” “Chill Factor,” “Star Trek: Insurrection,” “The Good Son,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Cujo.”

Kelly was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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