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"I realized early on that I was drawn to acting as a means of 'dabbling' in other vocations."

Daren Kelly has worked steadily as a professional actor for over thirty years. He's been featured in four of Broadway's biggest hits: Deathtrap, Woman of the Year, Crazy for You and South Pacific (NYCLO).

A native Californian, Daren trained at the LACLO Music Theater Workshop and with Uta Hagen. He made his professional debut at the Tony-Winning South Coast Repertory Theater. He's performed in every kind of theater venue, be it regional rep, National Tours, mini tours, european tours, theater in the round, and dinner theater. He has performed Shakespeare with directors Daniel Sullivan and Gerald Freedman, musicals with the late great Bob Moore and Mike Ockrent. Susan Stroman has made every effort to choreagraph him (he moves well). He's done Oedipus with Al Pacino, Moliere with David Emmes, Ibsen with Marshall Mason, Susan Gregg and Richard Hamburger. And he's done modern classics with Jack Going and Terrence LaMude. 

Perhaps his proudest moments have been savoured in 'troubled' plays like Chekhov's Ivanov. Other enjoyable challenges have been Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet, Harold in Music Man, Malvolio in Twelth Night, Atticus in Mockingbird, and the haunted Mr Roeder in Dolores Whiskeyman's Radium Girls.

On television Daren was directed by Alan Alda for an Alda script written for MASH; he appeared with the great Jerry Orbach on Law and Order, with Susan St. James on Kate and Allie, and with the irrepressible Polly Draper on Tales from the Darkside. Daytime TV has featured him on All My Children, Loving, As the World Turns and with Jeff Daniels in Love Hurts.