For those who have not seen this moving interview here is the transcript
And although his parents divorced when he was nine, there was one secret he found out about years later that still affects him:
"My dad left when I was a very young man, a young boy, and I didn't see him very much. You know, my parents had a long and difficult marriage, mostly because my father was gay. Not many people know this.
"But given the wisdom of that era -- the medical, psychological and societal wisdom of that time, which was all false -- being homosexual was a disease, right, that could be cured," Daly said. "My father worked very hard to try to 'cure' himself of something that was incurable, and so did my mom. And it was very sad.
"So when he left, my parents made a mutual decision based on all this false information that they would limit my exposure to my father so that I would not contract this 'disease.' And it was a tragedy, as I look back on it, because my father had the means and the desire to see me, and I loved him desperately. And I saw him maybe a couple weeks a year."
It wasn't until he was 19, Daly says, that his father told him the truth. And just two years later --
"We were about to do a play together, a summer stock tour. And my father died on the day we were going to begin rehearsals. So it felt like this momentous point in my life where I was about to really get to know him as a man, and the universe intervened, and there was this moment where the torch was passed, and I was now the man. So, you know, I was sort of robbed of the opportunity to really get to know my dad."