Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Love Out Loud for Season of Concern from Josh Kelly

A labor of love got lovelier when the generous Josh Kelly decided to come on board for Celebrate Llanview, the fundraiser for Chicago's Season of Concern,

Having grown up in a military family and born in Japan, Josh Kelly has called several places home through the years, including Guam, the Philippines, Maryland, Georgia and Maine. The self-proclaimed former computer nerd would often create simple computer games when he wasn't competing in matches as a member of his high school's lacrosse and wrestling teams. Kelly knew he wanted to perform from an early age, however, and also participated several theater productions.

After graduating high school, Kelly enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan one month after 9/11. He became an Army Ranger and led his highly-skilled unit through three more tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. In 2003, he returned to his passion for acting and moved to Los Angeles. He studied drama for two years and landed several TV appearances, in True Blood, Ugly Betty, Las Vegas and CSI:Miami. In 2009, he was cast in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also co-wrote, acted in and co-directed a short film about post-traumatic stress, Cope, with his fellow Army buddies and was later cast again and served as a military consultant in Transformers: Dark of the Moon after director Michael Bay saw Cope.

In 2010, Kelly auditioned for the role of Joey on One Life to Live (his Transformers co-star Josh Duhamel helped him prepare for his screen test). The part was ultimately given to Tom Degnan, but Kelly was offered the part of Cutter, Aubrey's mysterious boyfriend.

Tickets are now on sale for Celebrate Llanview on the Season of Concern website. Go!

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