Tim Kelleher is an American writer, actor and director.
Born in The Bronx, Tim grew up across the five boroughs of New York City, and played football with an elite corps of young men at perennial powerhouse Msgr. Farrell on Staten Island. After college and a formative stint in a Jesuit novitiate, he returned to New York where he trained as a stage actor under the tutelage of Robert Patterson. With friends, he founded The Colony Theatre and served as its Artistic Director, staging the work of new playwrights as well as select classics. His acting career has included guest appearances on numerous TV shows, and a turn as the resident villain on NBC's Sci-Fi phenom, Dark Skies. His more than two dozen film credits include Malcolm X, Operation Dumbo Drop, Independence Day, The Negotiator, Thirteen Days, Flash of Genius, Seven Pounds, and, most recently, Inception.
He directed the short-form film, The Skell, starring John Costelloe, David Morse, Paul Giamatti, Nestor Serrano, Dianne Ramirez, and Joe Gannascoli. In 2008, he wrote and directed Wake-Up Call, a pilot, starring Nestor Serrano, Casey Siemaszko, Adam Ferrara, Peggy Scott, Amy Schumer and D.L. Anderson.
In 2008 Tim married Canadian novelist, Billie Livingston. Religion has remain an interest of his and in 1995 he was received into the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Further in 2011 Tim Kelleher wrote and directed, The Creed: What Christians Profess, and Why it Ought to Matter, a documentary film for First Things magazine featuring scholars and thinkers including Timothy Shriver, Luke Timothy Johnson, John Behr, Stephen Barr and Frederica Mathewes-Green. He also serves as New Media Editor for First Things where he writes on topics related to religion, politics and culture.