David Patrick Kelly

David Patrick Kelly

Highest Rated: 100% Fugitive Dreams (2020)

Lowest Rated: 23% Asking for It (2021)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1951

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Stage-trained character player of film and TV whose beady-eyed intensity and small wiry physique made him perfect for playing ferret-like punks and psychos in Hollywood genre films. Kelly trained with Stella Adler, studied mime with Marcel Marceau, and racked up NYC stage credits in musicals, dramas, and experimental theater. But film producer Joel Silver looked at him and saw a rat and cast him accordingly in Walter Hill's "The Warriors" (1979) and "48 Hrs." (1982), "Commando" (1985), and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990). As Luther in "The Warriors" ("Warriors ... come out to play!" he crooned), Kelly committed the assassination for which the heroes are blamed and chased across the city. As Sully in "Commando," Arnold Schwarzenegger's character likes him so much that he promises to kill him last. (He lied.)

Highest rated movies

Fugitive Dreams
48 HRS.
O.G.
Flirting With Disaster
The Warriors The Crow VFW Chi-Raq

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Adieu Lacan Jacques Lacan (Character) - 2022
23% No Score Yet Asking for It Unknown (Character) - 2021
100% No Score Yet Fugitive Dreams Henri Gatien (Character) - 2020
83% 62% VFW Doug McCarthy (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Metronome (In Time) Old Man (Character) - 2019
89% 70% O.G. Larry (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Keep the Light Brackett (Character) - 2016
82% 49% Chi-Raq Major King Kong (Character) $2.6M 2015
No Score Yet 7% Madso's War Danny Driscoll (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 33% Gardener of Eden Pa Harris (Character) - 2007
72% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Harry S. Truman (Character) $33.6M 2006
31% 62% The Longest Yard Unger (Character) $158.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice Marty (Character) - 2003
69% 62% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Peter (Character) $763.2K 2002
42% 75% K-PAX Howie (Character) $50.3M 2001
74% 78% Songcatcher Earl Giddens (Character) $3.1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelfth Night, or What You Will Feste (Character) - 1998
87% 69% Flirting With Disaster Fritz Boudreau (Character) $14.8M 1996
37% 51% Last Man Standing Doyle (Character) $18.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cafe Society J. Roland Sala (Character) - 1995
78% 90% Crooklyn Tony Eyes/Jim (Character) $12.8M 1994
84% 90% The Crow T-Bird (Character) $47.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exterior Night Biff (Character) - 1993
27% 67% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Sam (Character) $19.9M 1990
25% 58% Penn & Teller Get Killed The Fan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheap Shots Arnold Posner (Character) $1.4K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misfit Brigade The Legionnaire (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 37% Wheels of Terror The Legionnaire (Character) - 1987
69% 67% Commando Sully (Character) $34.9M 1985
78% 46% Dreamscape Tommy Ray Glatman (Character) - 1984
77% 62% Hammett The Punk (Character) - 1982
93% 69% 48 HRS. Luther (Character) - 1982
87% 88% The Warriors Luther (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Jerry Horne (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Donald Berry (Guest Star) 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Orville Underwood (Guest Star) 2011
93% 95% Louie Therapist (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Bo Levy (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
82% 89% Twin Peaks Jerry Horne (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star)