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James Daly, American actor. Recipient Daniel Blum Theatre World award, 1951; Emmy award as outstanding actor in supporting role in Eagle in a Cage, Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1966. Served as ensign United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II; Member A.F.T.R.A., Screen Actors Guild.


Daly, James was born on October 23, 1918 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Percifer Charles and Dorothy Hogan (Mullen) Daly.


Student of University Wisconsin, 1933, State University Iowa, 1935-1936, Carroll College, 1937-1938. Bachelor of Arts, Cornell College, 1941, Doctor of Fine Arts, 1956.


Broadway debut in Born Yesterday, 1946. Other theatrical appearances include Virginia Reel, 1947, Man and Superman (tour), 1948-1949, The Cenci, 1950, The Devil’s Disciple, 1950, Major Barbara, 1950-1951, Billy Budd, 1951, Mary Rose, 1951-1952, St. Joan, 1951, Miss Julie, 1956, Glass Menagerie, 1956, Back to Methuselah, 1957, This is Goggle, 1958, Handful of Fire, 1958, JB, 1959-1960, Period of Adjustment, 1960-1961, The Advocate, 1963, The White House, 1964, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1965, Camelot, 1965, A Moon for the Misbegotten, 1965, A Thousand Clowns, 1966, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, 1970. Summer stock roles with Port Players, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1948-1950, Lakewood Theater, Skowhegan, Maine, 1951, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1954, 62-63.

With State Department tour to Germany to open Congress Hall in Berlin, 1957. Films include The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, 1955, The Young Stranger, 1957, I Aim at the Stars, 1960, Planet of the Apes, 1968, The Five Man Army, 1970, The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, 1971, Wild in the Sky (Black Jack), 1973. Major television appearances, 1947-1978, including roles in series Foreign Intrigue, 1953-1954, Hallmark Hall of Fame show in Give Us Barabbas, Ominbus role in Henry Adams, and Armstrong Circle Theatre role in Cross and the Dragon, star series, Medical Center, 1970-1976.


  • Other Work

    • Authors Guild, Actors Equity Assn.


Served as ensign United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II. Member A.F.T.R.A., Screen Actors Guild.


Married Hope Newell, February 21, 1942. Children: Pegeen, Tyne, Glynn, Timothy.

Percifer Charles Daly

Dorothy Hogan (Mullen) Daly

Hope Newell

Pegeen Daly

Tyne Daly

Glynn Daly

Timothy Daly