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Tim Kelleher



Distinguished character actor Tim Kelleher built his career out of playing everymen with a rough-cut and slightly somber demeanor, which lent him perfectly to portrayals of such types as NARCs, urban cops, military lieutenants, and slightly shady corporate flunkies. A Bronx native, Kelleher moved to Staten Island at the age of four, where he attended primary and secondary school (playing and excelling at football), but moved to New Jersey not long after and finished high school in that locale. Kelleher attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania, then enrolled in a religious order known as the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and did work for it before returning to New York City and founding his own theatrical troupe, the Colony, primarily devoted to putting on its own original plays (including several authored by Kelleher). An experience playing a role in a non-Colony production helped Kelleher secure an agent, and soon after he moved to Hollywood (in the late '80s), landing roles in a myriad of features, including Black Rain (1989), Malcolm X (1992), Clockers (1995), Matchstick Men (2003), and Flash of Genius (2008). He was particularly memorable in Flash, as a Ford employee sent out on multiple occasions to attempt to buy off Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) with an out-of-court settlement.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
29% Grudge Match
  • Screenwriter
2013
86% Inception
  • Thin Man
2010
27% Seven Pounds
  • Stewart
2008
59% Flash of Genius
  • Charles Defao
2008
No Score Yet Sudden Fury
  • Actor
2006
82% Matchstick Men
  • Bishop
2003
83% Thirteen Days
  • Ted Sorensen
2000
No Score Yet Made Men
  • Deputy Conley
1999
75% The Negotiator
  • Argento
1998
17% Desperate Measures
  • Helicopter Shooter
1997
23% First Kid
  • Executive Producer
1996
60% Independence Day
  • Technician
1996
79% The Birdcage
  • Waiter in Club
1996
15% Never Talk to Strangers
  • Wabash
1995
68% Clockers
  • Narc No. 2
1995
86% The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Lt. Wesley (B17)
1995
31% Operation Dumbo Drop
  • C-123 Pilot
1995
63% Executive Decision
  • Bulldog
1995
17% Terminal Velocity
  • 1st Jump Junkie
1994
No Score Yet A Family Torn Apart
  • Det. Cahill
1993
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Raphael
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies
  • Monty
1993
91% Malcolm X
  • Cop at Harlem Station
1992
58% Late for Dinner
  • Man at Catering Truck
1991
52% Black Rain
  • Bobby
1989
No Score Yet The Understudy: Graveyard Shift II
  • Duke/Lenny
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Christopher Pacci
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Cliff Hayes
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Intern Dale Rudolph
68% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Andrew Meyers
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Duane Burdick
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Dylan Clark
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Four of Nine
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Lt. Pell
21% Red Widow
2013
  • Agent Kirkenbauer
69% Almost Human
2013-2014
  • Reinhardt
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Adrian Bale
87% 24
2014
  • Greg Merfield
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Detmer

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