Kelly, Daniel Hugh

Daniel Hugh Kelly played Sojef, the nominal leader of the Ba’ku in Star Trek: Insurrection, and had perhaps his greatest onscreen exposure playing “Skid” McCormick opposite Brian Keith in the popular 1980s ABC detective series Hardcastle & McCormick, where he also wrote and directed. A 1952 native of Elizabeth, N.J., his Broadway career has been highlighted in classic roles such as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opposite Kathleen Turner, and opposite Madeline Kahn’s Billie in Born Yesterday.

Kelly, who eschews a celebrity life and keeps his family time in upstate New York, also played astronaut Gene Cernan in HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon series about the Project Apollo lunar landings. Other TV highlights include stints on Ryan’s Hope and As the World Turns in daytime, and four different guest roles on Law & Order

 

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