34 Facts About Tim Daly


James Timothy Daly was born on March 1,1956 and is an American actor.


Tim Daly starred as Pete Wilder on the ABC medical drama Private Practice from 2007 to 2012.


Tim Daly is of Irish descent, his ancestors being from Limerick and Kerry.


Tim Daly is the younger brother of actress Tyne Daly.


Tim Daly has two other sisters, Mary Glynn and Pegeen Michael.


Tim Daly attended The Putney School, where he started to study acting.


Tim Daly began his professional career while a student at Vermont's Bennington College, where he studied Theatre and Literature, acted in summer stock, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Tim Daly graduated from college in 1979, and returned to New York to continue studying acting and singing.


Tim Daly debuted on stage when he was seven years old in Jenny Kissed Me by Jean Kerr, together with his parents and two sisters.


Tim Daly appeared for the first time on TV when he was 10 years old in an American Playhouse adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, which starred his father James Daly.


Tim Daly dreamed about a sports or music career and considered becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but finally decided to become an actor.


Tim Daly started his professional acting career when he appeared in a 1978 adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play Equus.


Tim Daly's first leading film role was in the film Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, in which he shared screen time with actors including Kevin Bacon and Mickey Rourke.


Tim Daly has starred in Oliver, Oliver at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Mass Appeal by Bill C Davis and Bus Stop by William Inge at Trinity Repertory Company, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Santa Fe Festival Theatre, A Knife in the Heart and A Study in Scarlet at the Williamstown Playhouse, and Paris Bound at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.


Tim Daly describes himself as being highly self-critical in regard to his career.


In 1998, Tim Daly appeared in several episodes of the Emmy award-winning, Tom Hanks-produced HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon playing astronaut Jim Lovell, whom Hanks himself had portrayed in the film Apollo 13.


In 2002, Tim Daly guest-starred as himself in the TV series Monk in the episode "Mr Monk and the Airplane", briefly reuniting him with his Wings castmate Tony Shalhoub.


In 2006, Tim Daly returned to Broadway when he appeared on stage opposite David Schwimmer and Zeljko Ivanek in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.


Tim Daly received a 2007 Emmy nomination for his work on the series.


Tim Daly appeared on the midseason ABC crime series Eyes, which got good reviews but was canceled after only five episodes.


In 2006, Tim Daly played the role of Nick Cavanaugh on the new ABC drama The Nine.


From 2007 to 2012, Tim Daly played a love interest for Kate Walsh's character on the TV series Private Practice.


Tim Daly reprised his role as Superman in an animated remake of the trailer for the 2013 film Man of Steel by the Hub Network to celebrate the release of the film and to promote the network's upcoming marathon of Superman episodes.


Films produced through the company include Edge of America, which won a Peabody Award and a Humanitas Prize, and Tim Daly's directing debut, the independent film Bereft.


Tim Daly created Wandering Bark Productions, based at Paramount Pictures, a company designed to develop and produce a variety of film, television and theater projects.


Tim Daly co-produced a documentary, PoliWood, about the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.


In 2014, Tim Daly guest starred in recurring roles on The Mindy Project and Hot in Cleveland.


In 2015, Tim Daly reprised his role as Superman for Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, an interactive dark ride found at seven different Six Flags theme parks across the United States and Mexico.


Tim Daly is an activist in various liberal political and social causes.


In November 2007, Tim Daly interviewed Senator John Edwards, one of the Democratic presidential candidates.


Tim Daly graduated from Barnard College in 2011 and was a Fulbright scholar to Brazil.


Tim Daly has been dating his Madam Secretary co-star Tea Leoni since December 2014.


Tim Daly was in the Virgin America first-class lounge during the 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting.


In January 2017, Tim Daly broke both legs in a ski accident while on vacation in Sundance.