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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 1, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Suffern, New York, USA Profession: actor, producer, musician, construction worker

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

A stage-trained performer who hailed from an acting family which included father James Daly and sister Tyne Daly, actor Tim Daly came into his own as one of the stars of the long-running sitcom "Wings" (NBC, 1990-97). Prior to his turn as the button-downed Joe Hackett, Daly had an auspicious beginning with a starring role in Barry Levinson's directorial debut, "Diner" (1982), only to find himself languishing in numerous made-for-televisions movies and failed series. But "Wings" finally allowed the actor to breakthrough and find an audience, which helped open the doors to more prominent small screen projects like in "In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco" (NBC, 1993), "Witness to the Execution" (NBC, 1994) and "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO, 1998). Though prominent on television, Daly struggled to find his footing, though he delivered solid performances in "The Object of My Affection" (1998) and "Seven Girlfriends" (2000). But television proved to be the best fit for Daly, who found a home with stints on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007) and "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007- ), while still holding out hope for equal success on the big screen.

A stage-trained performer who hailed from an acting family which included father James Daly and sister Tyne Daly, actor Tim Daly came into his own as one of the stars of the long-running sitcom "Wings" (NBC, 1990-97). Prior to his turn as the button-downed Joe Hackett, Daly had an auspicious beginning with a starring role in Barry Levinson's directorial debut, "Diner" (1982), only to find himself languishing in numerous made-for-televisions movies and failed series. But "Wings" finally allowed the actor to breakthrough and find an audience, which helped open the doors to more prominent small screen projects like in "In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco" (NBC, 1993), "Witness to the Execution" (NBC, 1994) and "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO, 1998). Though prominent on television, Daly struggled to find his footing, though he delivered solid performances in "The Object of My Affection" (1998) and "Seven Girlfriends" (2000). But television proved to be the best fit for Daly, who found a home with stints on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007) and "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007- ), while still holding out hope for equal success on the big screen.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Low Down (2014)
2.
 Rays of Light (2013)
3.
 Poliwood (2009)
4.
 Skeptic, The (2009)
5.
6.
 Against the Ropes (2004) Gavin Reese
7.
 Basic (2003) Colonel Bill Styles
8.
 Wilder Days (2003) John Morse
9.
 Outsider, The (2002) Johnny Gault
10.
 House Divided, A (2000) Charles Dubose
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Milestones close milestones

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Renovated lofts while playing in a rock band
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Became member of the Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, RI; met future wife Amy Von Nostrand
1982:
Made feature acting debut in Barry Levinson's "Diner"
1983:
TV series debut, ABC's "Ryan's Four"
1984:
TV-movie debut in "I Married a Centerfold" (NBC)
1986:
Co-starred in an adaptation of Peter Parnell's off-Broadway play "The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket"; aired on PBS as a presentation of "American Playhouse"
1986:
Starred in the original and Broadway productions of "Coastal Disturbances" with Annette Bening
1987:
Featured in the CBS miniseries "I'll Take Manhattan"
1988:
Cast as a regular on the CBS series "Almost Grown"
1989:
Featured in the CBS TV-movie "Red Earth, White Earth"
1990:
Played pilot Joe Hackett, who ran a commuter airline in Nantucket with his more laid-back brother Brian (Steven Weber) on the NBC sitcom "Wings"
1993:
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries "Queen," based on Alex Haley's novel
1993:
Played cult leader David Koresh in TV-movie "In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco" (NBC)
1994:
Cast as a condemned man in the controversial NBC TV-movie "Witness to the Execution"
1996:
Provided the voice of Clark Kent/Superman on the animated series "Superman" (The WB)
1996:
Featured in the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle "The Associate"
1997:
With J. Todd Harris, formed Daly-Harris Productions (date approximate)
1998:
Played real-life Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
1998:
Played supporting role in the romantic comedy "The Object of My Affection"
:
Reprised voice role of Clark Kent/Superman on the animated series "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" (The WB)
1999:
Starred in the ABC miniseries "Stephen King's Storm of the Century"
1999:
Executive produced and starred in the Showtime movie "Execution of Justice"
2000:
Landed lead role in the independent comedy "Seven Girlfriends"
2000:
Delivered pivotal role as the lawyer helping a biracial woman win her claim from the estate of her late plantation owner father in the Showtime movie "A House Divided"
2000:
Played Dr. Richard Kimble in the CBS fall series remake of "The Fugitive"
2003:
Appeared with John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in "Basic"
2003:
Guest starred on "Judging Amy," the CBS drama, which starred his sister Tyne Daly
2004:
Played a sports journalist in "Against the Ropes," a fictional story inspired by the famous female boxing promoter Jackie Kallen
2004:
Appeared in season four and five of the HBO mob drama "The Sopranos" as a TV writer friend of Christopher's (Michael Imperioli) from drug rehab; earned an Emmy nomination in 2007 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
2006:
Cast as officer Nick Cavanaugh on the ABC series "The Nine"
2007:
Guest starred on a special two-hour episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" to set up spin-off series "Private Practice"
2007:
Cast as Dr. Pete Wilder, the alternative medicine specialist on the "Grey¿s Anatomy" spin-off "Private Practice" (ABC)
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Education

Bennington College: Bennington , Vermont -
Bennington College: Bennington , Vermont -

Notes

"I've always felt if my nose were more crooked, critics would focus more on my acting. Until now, my looks have been a drawback." --Tim Daly quoted in Entertainment Weekly, February 1994.

Daly on playing Joe Hackett on "Wings" for such a long run: "There are a million actors who would give anything to trade places with me. I ain't going to complain." --quoted in Daily News, February 26, 1996.

John McNamara, executive producer of "The Fugitive" on Daly: "Tim radiates intelligence and strength, [which] is incredibly rare." --quoted in People, December 4, 2000.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Amy Van Nostrand. Actor. Met while working at Trinity Square Repertory in Providence, Rhode Island; married in 1982.

Family close complete family listing

father:
James Daly. Actor. Regular on "Medical Center"; born in 1918; died in 1978.
mother:
Hope Daly. Actor.
sister:
Pegeen Daly. Born c. 1943.
sister:
Tyne Daly. Actor. Born on February 21, 1946; starred in "Cagney and Lacey" on CBS; appeared on episode of "Wings".
sister:
Glynnis Daly. Born c. 1948.
son:
Sam Daly. Born c. 1984; mother, Amy Van Nostrand.
daughter:
Emelyn Daly. Born c. 1989; mother, Amy Van Nostrand.
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