Tim Kelleher is an American actor who co-founded a theater group entitled The Colony Theater.
Tim Kelleher was born in the Bronx. He moved to Staten Island at the age of four, where he attended grammar school and began high school. There he played American football for one of the premier teams in the country. He graduated from high school in New Jersey, then from Villanova University, Pennsylvania.
After graduation, Kelleher entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), where he studied and worked mostly in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and New York. Upon leaving the Jesuits, he returned to NYC, where he began studying acting. During this time, with some friends he founded a theater company called, the Colony Theatre, which staged mostly original works, including three of Kelleher's own plays. He was also hired to do a play outside his company, which helped him to find his first manager and agent. Then he made his first-ever trip to Los Angeles, to take the opportunity of working in films and TV shows.
He stayed there for about one month, and then returned a year later for about three months, as he began to work in movies. Nevertheless, he kept going back to NYC to run the theater company for several years. He's also been writing screenplays and directing movies and documentaries since 2000.
Beside his acting career, Kelleher recently prepared a Master's Degree in Theology and he's currently the new media editor for the magazine First Things.
- Dark Skies (1996)
- Independence Day (1996)
- The Negotiator (1998)
- Thirteen Days (2000)
- Flash of Genius (2008)