Daniel de Weldon is a native of Washington, D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of the renowned sculptor
Felix de Weldon.
After completing a six-year masters program in Theatrical Arts under Uta Hagen, Howard Fine, and Michael Arabian, de Weldon presented himself to the Actors Studio and garnered the title of Lifetime Member under Al Pacino, Lou Antonio, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, Ellen Burstyn, and Harvey Keitel.
de Weldon has been honored with over 50 top Critics' Choice and featured on NPR for outstanding acting performance. Notable published reviews have likened his performances to
Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Daniel Craig.
de Weldon in 2007 starred in John Patrick Shanley's "Danny & The Deep Blue Sea" garnering 15 Critics' Choice.
In 2009, de Weldon starred opposite three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Barbara Bain in "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" at Grand Performances in Los Angeles, hosted by Glenn Close presented worldwide in 150 cities by satellite. de Weldon in 2013 starred as the lead male opposite Frances Fisher in the 2013 production of A Muse of Fire. In 2016, de Weldon starred in "Kingdom of Earth" by Tennessee Williams at The Odyssey Theater, receiving multiple Critics' Choice for his performance.
de Weldon is currently working on the theatrical production of "Red" by John Logan starring opposite Ilia Volok, this production is being developed at The Actors Studio. "Red" is based on famed Jewish Litvak painter Mark Rothko.
Presently de Weldon is starring in the lead male role of Young Doc Holliday in the upcoming TV series
"Badland Wives" directed by Stephen Campanelli ("Sully", "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing", Missouri", "Indian Horse",
and "Momentum"- executive prods by Clint Eastwood) for cable network television. Premiers March 2019 in Los Angeles.
On the screen, de Weldon's feature film credits include: "Select Fit" (2004) and "The Bill" (dir. Daniel Roemer) for HBO's "Project Greenlight" and FOX's "On The Lot" produced by Steven Spielberg. de Weldon's performance in the "Select Fit" garnered him the LA Shorts Fest Official Selection top five finalists for best film ($1 million prize).
de Weldon starred as the lead antagonist in director-writer Andrew Miles's feature film "Fortune 500", premiering in 2018 and his lead role debut in the feature film Anonymous 616 written and directed by Mike Boss in 2018, currently available on Amazon Prime and itunes. de Weldon garnered "Best Actor" award by IMDB's - 13 Horror Film Festival
and has received multiple critics' choice for his performance playing Jason, an active duty US Army Special Forces soldier suffering from chronic PTSD.
Horrorphilia awarded de Weldon "Best Actor" 1st Honorable Mention for Anonymous 616, alongside Tilda Swinton
"Best Actress" 1st Honorable Mention, Matt Dillon "Best Actor" and Toni Collette "Best Actress".
Currently, de Weldon is starring in the upcoming feature films in 2020: "The Custodian", "Buddha & Clyde", "The Elephant Ride", "Monstre" as Iago (Shakespeare's "Othello" adaptation), "Weekend Warriors", and "Chaser"
Premiering in 2019, de Weldon stars in the feature films "One Must Fall" and "Underdog". "One Must Fall" is directed by Antonio Pantoja and is an Official Selection for the Horrorhound Film Festival and premiered March 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
de Weldon has written four screenplays to date, three of which are in development for 2020. de Weldon is proud
to announce a biopic on his father's life titled "Monumental". de Weldon has several articles published on TheMindsJournal.com on his life and career, examining his time at The Actors Studio with Al Pacino, Martin Landau, Mark Rydell and John Patrick Shanley, including his process as an actor.