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Frank Kelly
Born
Francis O'Kelly

(1938-12-28)28 December 1938
Died 28 February 2016(2016-02-28) (aged 77)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968–2016
Notable work
Father Ted (1995–1998)
Spouse(s)
Bairbre Neldon (m. 19642016)
(his death)
Children 7
Parent(s) Charles E. Kelly (father)

Frank Kelly ( Francis O'Kelly; 28 December 1938 – 28 February 2016) was an Irish actor, singer and writer. He worked in television, radio, theatre, music, screenwriting and movies. He played Father Jack Hackett in the Channel Four sitcom Father Ted. He also played Dermont in Emmerdale.

Kelly died on 28 February 2016 from a heart attack. The heart attack was a complication of Parkinson's disease. He was 77. He was recovering from bowel cancer and survived skin cancer.

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