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Kelly AuCoin

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Kelly is from Oregon, but spent much of his life in Washington, DC. He graduated from Oberlin College, where he met his wife, the NY Dance & Performance ("Bessie") Award-winning modern dancer, Carolyn Hall. They live in Brooklyn, New York.Kelly has acted on stage in New York and around the country. He appeared on Broadway opposite two time Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington in the revival of "Julius Caesar," garnering strong reviews playing the "blithely cocky" (Ben Brantley, NYTimes) & "nicely nasty" (Clive Brnes, NYPost) Octavius Caesar . The production also starred Colm Feore ("24", "Empire"), Eamonn Walker ("Oz"), Bill Sadler ("The Shawshank Redemption", "Roswell"), and Tamara Tunie ("Law & Order:SVU"). Other New York work includes the American and New York premieres of Lucinda Coxon's West End hit "Happy Now?", the premiere of Terrence McNally's new play, "Some Men", which had an extended run at Second Stage Theatre, "Finks", by Jack Gilford, with Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") and Jennifer Westfeldt ("Kissing Jessica Stein"), "Boy" with T. R. Knight ("Grey's Anatomy") and Miriam Shor ("Hedwig & The Angry Inch"), and "In World's Unknown", written and directed by Don Winslow ("The Death & Life of Bobby Z", "Close To Home"). Kelly also starred in the premiere of "Melissa Arctic", written by Craig Wright ("Six Feet Under," "Lost," "Dirty, Sexy Money").He is also a former member of the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company.Kelly's father Les is a former U. S. Representative. His mother Sue worked at the Wilderness Society and The National Abortion Rights Action League, and before that, she and her sister Ann co-ran her family's restaurant in Tumalo, Oregon, where Kelly had his first job washing dishes. His parents are both now semi retired. Les is working on his first novel, a political thriller, and Sue is a photographer. Kelly's interest in performing was most likely passed on from his parents, his mother being a singer and his father the aforementioned politician. In fact, Kelly's first on screen appearance was in a political ad for his father which was attempting to counter his Republican rival's attempt to label him a "big spending Democrat". Kelly played the part he was born to play, The Son, and essentially called his dad cheap, talking about his father's penchant for "free air" at gas stations and "discount chewing gum."His sister Stacy is a social worker, living in Montana with her husband, Peter, and their two children, Morgan and Nicole. Kelly and his sister appeared in plays together in their early years, before Stacy left acting to pursue other interests. Locals, however, still fondly recall Stacy's farewell performance in the groundbreaking Sisters Junior High School production of "The Mouse That Roared", which played to great acclaim in Central Oregon in the Spring of 1980.His friend since high school, Ben Mankiewicz is the weekend host of Turner Classic Movies, former Host of "At The Movies", and former Co-Host of "The Young Turks" radio program on Air America. Kelly has long tried to figure out how Ben's position on any of these shows could help further his career. Thus far, however, Mankiewicz insists that Kelly must actually appear in a "classic movie" before he is mentioned on his "Classic Movie" program. Kelly continues to believe this is nonsense, as his friend's idea of a "classic movie" is "Fletch" and "Top Gun."
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