Tim Kelleher (actor)

Tim Kelleher is an American writer, actor and director.

Tim Kelleher
Tim Kelleher, 2014
OccupationWriter, actor, director
(m. 2008)


Early lifeEdit

Born in the Bronx, Kelleher grew up across the five boroughs of New York City, including Staten Island.[1] After college he entered the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit).[2] After the novitiate, he chose to return to New York and train as a stage actor, studying under Robert Patterson.[citation needed]


With friends, Kelleher founded the Colony Theatre and served as its Artistic Director, staging the work of new playwrights as well as classics.[citation needed] His acting career has included guest appearances on numerous TV shows, and a turn as the resident villain on NBC's Sci-Fi series, Dark Skies. Kelleher‘s more than two dozen film credits include Malcolm X, Operation Dumbo Drop, Independence Day, The Negotiator, Thirteen Days, Flash of Genius, Seven Pounds and Inception.

Kelleher directed the short-form film The Skell, and in 2008, he wrote and directed Wake-Up Call, a pilot that did not go to series.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Kelleher is married to Canadian novelist Billie Livingston.[3] Religion has remained an interest of his and in 1995 he was received into the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.[1][4] In keeping with his faith, in 2011 he wrote and produced, The Creed: What Christians Profess, and Why it Ought to Matter, a documentary film for First Things magazine featuring scholars and thinkers.[2] He also serves as New Media Editor for First Things, where he writes on topics related to religion, politics and culture.[2] In 2019 he was ordained a deacon in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Understudy: Graveyard Shift II Duke / Larry
1989 Blue Vengeance Detective
1989 Black Rain Bobby
1991 Late for Dinner Man at Catering Truck
1992 Malcolm X Cop at Harlem Station #3
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Raphael Voice
1994 Terminal Velocity Jump Junkie #1
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop C-123 Pilot
1995 Clockers Narc #2
1995 Never Talk to Strangers Wabash
1996 The Birdcage Waiter in Club
1996 Executive Decision Bulldog
1996 Independence Day Technician
1998 Desperate Measures Helicopter Shooter
1998 The Negotiator Argento
1999 Made Men Deputy Conley
2000 Thirteen Days Ted Sorensen
2003 Matchstick Men Bishop
2008 Flash of Genius' Charlie Defao
2008 Seven Pounds Stewart Goodman
2010 Inception Thin Man


  1. ^ a b Interview in "Catholic Canada" Archived 2013-10-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Interview with Research on Religion: "Hollywood and the Nicene Creed"
  3. ^ Lederman, Marsha (January 3, 2016). "Author Billie Livingston entwines tragic elements of mercy in new novel". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ Putinism and the Ukrainian Catholic Church, article, First Things
  5. ^ "Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Ordained to the Priesthood and Deaconate of the Church".

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