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
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 and presented worldwide in 150 cities by satellite. de Weldon 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 and his assistant Ken. Written by John Logan. Directed by Michael Arabian. Art Direction by Danny Minnick.
Presently, de Weldon is starring in the leading role of Gar Madden in the upcoming TV series titled
Chaser (Season one - 8 episodes) with executive producer Jeremy Howe (CBS's "Big Bang Theory" and "Young Sheldon") distributed by Buffalo8.com for major network release summer of 2023.
de Weldon starred in the lead male role of Young Doc Holliday in the TV pilot 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. Premiered 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 "The Lay of Lala Land", premiering in 2021, 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 the "Best Actor" award by IMDB's - 13 Horror Film Festival and has received multiple critics' choices 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 2022: "V 4 Vengeance", "Buddha & Clyde", "The Elephant Ride", "The Legend of Catclaws Mountain", and "Chaser"
Premiering in 2022, de Weldon stars in the feature films "Underdog" (Amazon Prime) and "Weekend Warriors" (Amazon Prime).
de Weldon has written four screenplays to date, three of which are in development for 2022. de Weldon is proud to announce a biopic on his father's life titled "Monumental", which has received a deal option from 2021 Emmy Award-Winning Producer Maria S. Schlatter of George Schlatter Productions.
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.