Kelly arrived in LA in September, 1982 with his "car his clothes and his stereo". After winning the men's photography competition at the ITMSA convention in NYC he was quickly signed by Wilhelmina West. He ended up getting his SAG card doing a Gillette commercial directed by Joe Pytka. Kelly met Mr. Sanford Meisner in spring 1992 and was a Founding Member of the Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts in Spring, 1995. He starred in several dozen productions and wrote/directed several others (1995-2013). Kelly was cast by Oscar nominated writer/director Lynn Mamet as the lead "Bobby Fry" in her world premiere of "The Job". He was then cast by writer/director Larry Cohen to play Charles Lindbergh in his world premiere of "Fallen Eagle" (from a screenplay he co-developed with Oliver Stone). The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts was his home up until its closing in February of 2013. He continues to be an advocate for the Meisner Technique via Twitter @MeisnerActor. Mr. Nelson most recently portrayed Boaz in the sit com pilot "Thank You Come Again", written/directed by Chelsea Steiner as well as a sweet cameo in David Collins's 2019 sit com pilot "To Die For". Kelly likes karaoke and a good scotch and is an advocate for the Ruskin Group Theatre, the Taylor School of Acting and the Sanford Meisner Center. Kelly is excited to be developing the limited series "The Floating Church" based on his gg grandfather's diaries life story. -"A pure talent, just cast him, he can do anything." - Lynn Mamet -"A leading man who can really act." - Larry Cohen -"You mad me cry. Bravo! Excellent" - Jay Bernstein -"A sensitive actor, you can't teach that." - Sanford Meisner -"A treat to watch, powerful and multi-layered, with strong, thoughtful choices. Bravo!" - Billy DaMota. Follow me on Twitter @MeisnerActor
Unique traits: Happily married to Samantha Hoey Nelson, proud father of 3: Gracie, Harpee and Emmy. #girldad
Thank You Come Again
Television by Chelsea Steiner (Comedy) Actor A young Stanford grad learns about love working in a Sex Shoppe onSanta Monica Blvd.
To Die For
Television by David Collins (Comedy) Actor Tom is a funeral director who does high end and bizarre burial requests for the Hollywood Elite.
Film by Aram Boyrazian (Crime and Drama) Actor A drifter is forced to deal with his day of reckoning.
Girls Gone Psycho
Film by James DR Hickox (Comedy and Crime) Actor Girls go on an accidental murder/crime spree after being jilted by their lovers.
Shoot Me! 2
TV Series by James DR Hickox (Drama) Actor A young girl braves the sordid politics of the fashion world to make it to the top.
Film by James DR Hickox (Horror) Actor A cloned Sabretooth Cat escapes into the hills and terrorizes locals and campers.
Film by James DR Hickox (Comedy) Actor
TV Series by Darren Star (Drama and Romance) Actor Who's in bed with who?
Film by James DR Hickox (Horror) Actor Pretty young girls keep visiting a certain Nursery and disappearing.
Internet by Marc Collins-Rector (Drama and Family) Actor Coming of age story. The first made for streaming TV series.
Which Way to Oz
Film (short) by James DR Hickox (Crime and Drama) Actor
Film by John Bowen (Crime, Drama and Adult) Actor
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Film by James DR Hickox (Horror) Actor The Children are moved into the big city which will hopefully change them. It doesn't.
Film by Lawrence D. Foldes (Comedy) Actor A beautiful debutante ditches the senator's son for true love...
TV Movie by Peter Falk (Crime and Drama) Actor Columbo's nephew gets married, but his bride is kidnapped at the alter...
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
Film by Avi Lerner (Adventure and Comedy) Photo Double - Richard Chamberlain Sequel to King Solomon's Mines