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  • Date of birth : 23/01/1951

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  • Kelly Patrick David

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David Patrick Kelly (1951)

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David Patrick Kelly is an American actor and musician who has appeared in numerous films, including some major roles.

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 career
Kelly is well-known for playing Luther in the 1979 cult film The Warriors, where he screeches the famous line, "Warriors...come out to play-ee-ay!!"; the line was improvised by Kelly himself. He also played a character named Luther in the 1982 hit film 48 Hrs.

His film credits include the 1985 hit action film Commando, in which he played Sully. His other films include Crooklyn, Hammett, Wild at Heart, Dreamscape, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Last Man Standing, Songcatcher, The Crow, K-PAX, The Longest Yard, Flags of Our Fathers, and the video game "Ripper".

David Lynch created the role Jerry Horne on Twin Peaks for him; his many television guest appearances include Miami Vice, Moonlighting, Spenser: For Hire, Ghostwriter, Third Watch, Hack, Kidnapped, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl, and Louie.

Onstage Kelly has frequently appeared at the Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, Connecticut starring in the title roles in Woyzeck and Tartuffe, playing Iago in Othello and Hoss in Sam Shepard's Tooth Of Crime. At the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he played the title role in Pirandello's Enrico IV and starred in an adaption of the Yuan Dynasty Chinese classic Snow In June. On Broadway he played Feste in the Lincoln Center production of Twelfth Night. He appeared in four plays by avant garde master Richard Foreman: Pearls For Pigs, The Mind King, Film Is Evil/Radio Is Good, and The Cure. In 1998 he received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.

As a composer and musician he participated in New York's rock and cabaret scene playing such legendary venues as Max's Kansas City, Reno Sweeney's, CBGB, and The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club.

In May 2008, he released a CD of his original music entitled David Patrick Kelly : Rip Van Boy Man, containing new songs and live recordings from his club days in 1975.

 personal life
Kelly, one of seven children, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Margaret and Robert Corby Kelly, a painter and art instructor who retired as an accountant for the Avon Tubing Company.

He received a BFA Cum Laude from the University of Detroit and was a student of Mira Rostova and Marcel Marceau.

Kelly married theater actress/writer Juliana Francis on August 14, 2005.

He is an avid martial artist, with a Second Degree Black Belt in Seido Karate and a practitioner of three forms of T'ai chi .

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