Kelly, Michael 1968–

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KELLY, Michael 1968–


Full name, Michael Joseph Kelly; born May 22, 1968, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Michael and Maureen Kelly. Education: Attended Carolina Coastal University; studied acting at the Actor's Studio.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Liebman Entertainment, 235 Park Ave. South, 10th Fl., New York, NY 10003.

Career: Actor. Appeared with band Home Grown Lopes.

Member: Actor's Studio.


Film Appearances:

Fisher, Origin of the Species, Monarch Home Video, 1998.

Frankie, River Red, Castle Hill Productions, 1998.

Michael Kaufman, Man on the Moon (also known as Der Mondmann), Universal, 1999.

Doctor Dubin, Unbreakable, Buena Vista, 2000.

CJ, Dawn of the Dead, Universal, 2004.

George, Loggerheads, Strand Releasing, 2005.

Rocco, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, Universal, 2005.

Pete, Invincible, Buena Vista, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Wilbert "Tibbs" Thibodeaux, Level 9, UPN, 2000.

Detective Bobby Crocker, Kojak, USA Network, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilot Movies:

Detective Bobby Crocker, Kojak, USA Network, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Solstice: A Christmas Story, Lifetime, 1994.

A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story, HBO, 1994.

Why America Hates the Press (documentary), PBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Barry, "Slaves," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2000.

Chip Waller, "The Relay," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Sean Taylor, "Dragonchasers," The Shield, FX Channel, 2002.

Mark, "Disappearing Acts," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2002.

Douglas Carroll, "Asterisk," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.

Jack Barrett, "Just Say Oops," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Keen Dwyer, "Last Rites," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Major Crimes; Miss Julie; and In Search of Strindberg, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kelly, Michael

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Kelly, Michael

Kelly, Michael, Irish tenor and composer; b. Dublin, Dec. 25, 1762; d. Margate, Oct. 9, 1826. He studied with Passerini and Rauzzini, then sang in Dublin. He then continued his studies with Fenarole and Aprile in Naples (1779). He sang in Palermo, Livorno, Florence, Bologna, and Venice. He was a member of the Vienna Court Opera (1783–87); a friend of Mozart, he created the roles of Don Curzio and Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro (May 1, 1786). In 1787 he appeared for the first time at Drury Lane in London, and sang there until his retirement some 30 years later; also was stage manager at the King’s Theatre, Haymarket (1793–1824). He wrote music for 62 stage pieces and many songs. He also had a music shop (1802–11), and then was active in the wine trade. As to the quality of his compositions and wines, Sheridan quipped that he was “a composer of wines and an importer of music.” T. Hook prepared his amusing and valuable autobiography and publ. it as Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, of the King’s Theatre, and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, 1826; ed. by R. Fiske, London, 1975).


S. Ellis, The Life of M. K., Musician, Actor and Bon Viveur (London, 1930).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Kelly, Michael

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Kelly, Michael (b Dublin, 1762; d Margate, 1826). Irish tenor and composer. Début Dublin 1779 in Piccinni opera. Sang at Vienna Court Opera, 1783–7, becoming friend of Mozart and creating roles of Basilio and Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, 1786. Sang in London 1787; actor-man. King's Th., London, 1793. Comp. mus. for plays and songs. Retired 1811. Wrote amusing and informative Reminiscences (1826; ed. R. Fiske, 1975).

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