Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birthday: March 1
Tim Daly is an Emmy Award-nominated actor, director, producer and philanthropist whose resume spans a long list of diverse projects and advocacy efforts.
Daly appeared for the first time on stage with his sister Tyne Daly in the new play Downstairs. This play, specifically written for them by Theresa Rebeck, opened the Dorset Theatre Festival’s 40th anniversary season in Vermont in summer 2017. It will re-open at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City in November 2018.
After making his film debut in Barry Levinson’s “Diner,” Daly appeared in many additional feature films, including “Against the Ropes,” “The Object of My Affection” and “Made in Heaven.” Most recently, he starred in and co-produced “Lowdown,” which he also co-produced.
Daly’s additional television series credits include starring roles in “Private Practice,” “Wings,” “The Fugitive,” for which he earned a SAG Award nomination, “The Nine” and “Eyes,” and guest-starring roles in HAWAII FIVE-0 and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “The Mindy Project,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “The Sopranos,” for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination. Additionally, he has appeared in several television miniseries and movies, including “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Storm of the Century,” “In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco” and “The Outsider.”
Daly’s theater credits include “Red,” “The Scene,” “The Exonerated,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial,” “Henry Flamethrowa,” “Coastal Disturbances,” “Oliver, Oliver,” “Buried Child” and most recently, “The Ruins of Civilization” for the Manhattan Theater Club.
Behind the camera, Daly produced “Edge of America,” which earned the Humanitas Prize, Peabody Award, Writers Guild Award and Directors Guild Award. Daly played a role in the film as well. Also, he produced the documentary film “PoliWood,” directed by Barry Levinson. “PoliWood” presents an in-depth look at the 2008 presidential election, blending footage from the Republican and Democratic conventions as well as interviews with celebrities and key political figures. Daly’s association and work with “Poliwood” stems from his long involvement with the Creative Coalition, for which he serves as president. The Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan, social and political advocacy organization in which members of the entertainment community promote issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.
Between projects, Daly and his son, Sam Daly, with Ben Shelton, produce an original comedy web series called “The Daly Show.” The series, written and directed by Shelton and starring the Dalys, is a broadly comedic take on their real-life father-and-son relationship.
Daly studied theater and literature at Bennington College. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Vermont. His birthday is March 1. Follow him on Twitter and on Instagram @TimmyDaly.