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It's no secret: Actor looks forward to 'Political Animals' debut:

Friday, July 13, 2012 

By: Christina Hennessy


A local actor will soon be seen with some of Hollywood’s heavy hitters when the six-part series “Political Animals” premieres on the USA Network.

The show focuses on a political family, which includes Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond (Sigourney Weaver) and her former husband and former U.S. president, Bud Hammond (Ciarán Hinds). In her role, Weaver is working to keep her family together while navigating the political straits. READ MORE

Greenwich Time

Local actor logs a bit of face time in Political Animals:

Christina Hennessy

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

So far in USA Network's six-part miniseries "Political Animals," R.J. Kelly doesn't have all that much to say.


Given that verbosity is not a common trait for the Secret Service, his Agent Sam character must emote through facial expressions -- a knowing look, a raised eyebrow, a slight smile. But on a recent morning, this Wilton actor and Darien native was anything but reticent ... READ MORE

Wilton Villager

Wilton actor appearing with Sigourney Weaver in new USA Network show “Political Animals”

Jul 13, 2012.



WILTON — Wilton resident R.J. Kelly will make his TV debut this Sunday in USA Network’s new show, “Political Animals.” The miniseries, which will be released in six parts, is being described by the Wall Street Journal as “looking to satisfy the needs of political junkies who can’t wait four months for the political election.” ... READ MORE

Wilton Patch

Wilton Actor Lands Role in Highly Anticipated Miniseries:

by Greer Stichnoth , July 18, 2012


RJ Kelly, a Wilton resident for the past seven years, will be appearing on USA's new drama Political Animals, which premiered this past Sunday. The highly anticipated miniseries follows an American political family and has a cast consisting of Hollywood heavy-hitters like Sigourney Weaver. READ MORE


Wilton Daily Voice

Wilton Actor Makes Television Debut Sunday


By Tom RennerNeighbors 


"Political Animals" is a six-part miniseries from acclaimed television writer, producer, director Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Dawson's Creek). The show follows Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver) as she attempts — for the second time — to run for president. She is juggling the demands of Washington with her dysfunctional family, which includes her ex-husband, the former president (Ciarán Hinds), and an alcoholic mother (Ellen Burstyn). Kelly plays Agent Sam, who serves as the former president's personal Secret Service detail. READ MORE


From Out of the Mouths of Babes … Come New Commercials

February 19, 2010


Remember the expression “Kids say the darnedest things?” (One clue of how far back it goes is the use of “darnedest.”) The second phase of a campaign for Ally Bank will continue to feature kids — er, children, in the formal locution of the newspaper that operates this blog — and the things they say in the face of what are meant to be idiotic adult activities. READ MORE

Darien Times

Big Assist IV: It's grown every year - shows no signs of stopping: ‘It changes their lives — it means a lot’ to spinal injury victims

By Steven Buono on July 12, 2012

Take my refs — please! Actor RJ Kelly introduces select players, who might have wished they weren’t selected. (Darien Times/Steven Buono photo)  READ MORE


How Advertisers End Up With 'That Guy'

Posted by Abe Sauer on November 28, 2010


Every so often, advertisers all look at one actor and decide he or she is the one that captures a mixture of the here-and-now and the particular product the ad will promote. This makes for an odd perfect storm of advertising for viewers, who all see one person playing different roles across different brand platforms.

Currently, that guy is named R.J. Kelly III and you may have seen him recently about how this happens and if the phenomenon is good or bad for brands. READ MORE

Short of the Week, The Greatest Stories of Our Time


April 21, 2014

A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY IS THRUST INTO THE TUMULTUOUS WORLD OF PUBERTY WHEN HE GETS A NEW PAIR OF EYEGLASSES.FOUREYES is one off those films that knocks your socks off with how distinctive, yet fully realized it is. The latest short film from the brothers Byrne (producer Tyler and director Conor), the film is a dizzying practice in style: the music, production design, cinematography — even its titles are impeccably prepared in a way that is in nostalgic conversation with genre conventions yet feel wholly fresh. READ MORE


by Tom · in Film, Short Film Fridays. 

May 2, 2014

Today’s short film is an utter and pure delight. FOUREYES is a project from production team and brothers Conor and Tyler Byrne (Conor directs/Tyler produces). The film is a coming of age tale about a boy, one Bobby Bowersox, at the cusp of, you know, that stage (“changes” as his mother refers to it). Girls (primarily what’s in front of them) are coming into focus as his vision is slowly fading out. Knocked out by a baseball he can’t see coming, he finds himself in the optometrist’s office, setting himself up for his first pair of glasses. READ MORE

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