Timothy Robert DeKay was born on June 12th, in Ithaca, New York. Well, Lansing, New York to be more specific. Lansing is a small town just outside of Ithaca. Tim grew up in the beautiful Finger Lake region where his mom, Jill, still lives today. His father, Jim, now lives in North Carolina. His brother, Jamey, now lives just blocks away from him. In grade school and high school, Tim enjoyed both the arts and athletics. Tim was very athletic in school, playing both varsity Basketball and Baseball. Playing baseball is a many generational tradition in his family! Of the many plays Tim performed in high school, his senior year production of Oliver! is still talked about from time to time! After high school, Tim attended LeMoyne College to study Business and Philosophy and play some baseball. After a short time in baseball, he decided to pursue theater as his full-time extra-curricular activity.
He states that many of
his best memories were of when he was busy at The Firehouse (a converted
firehouse turned theater) either putting on plays, helping build sets,
tear down sets, etc. Following graduation, Tim was employed by the
Marcellus Casket Co. in Syracuse, New York. He assumed he was on the
right track for business or law, until the call of the theater became
undeniable. After a few courses in Directing at Syracuse University, Tim
headed to Rutgers University where a strong Masters Program in Acting
awaited. In addition to receiving his M.F.A, Tim was fortunate to meet
his wife, actress Elisa Taylor. They were assigned as scene partners on
the first day of grad school! Tim currently lives in California with his
wife and their two children.