Biography

Brían Francis O'Byrne (born 16 May 1967) is an Irish actor who works mostly in the United States. He was born in Mullagh, County Cavan.  O'Byrne first attracted notice for his performances in the Martin McDonagh plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996) as Pato Dooley (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play) and The Lonesome West (1997). He is known for taking on serious and dramatic roles, such as a serial killer in Frozen (1998) (for which he won a Tony Award) and a priest accused of child molestation in Doubt (2004), for which he received a Tony nomination. O'Byrne also appeared as a priest in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby. In May 2007, O'Byrne was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Alexander Herzen in Tom Stoppard's 2002 trilogy The Coast of Utopia. In 2011, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance in Mildred Pierce as Bert Pierce.

Brían Francis O'Byrne (born 16 May 1967) is an Irish actor who works mostly in the United States. He was born in Mullagh, County Cavan.  O'Byrne first attracted notice for his performances in the Martin McDonagh plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996) as Pato Dooley (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play) and The Lonesome West (1997). He is known for taking on serious and dramatic roles, such as a serial killer in Frozen (1998) (for which he won a Tony Award) and a priest accused of child molestation in Doubt (2004), for which he received a Tony nomination. O'Byrne also appeared as a priest in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby. In May 2007, O'Byrne was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Alexander Herzen in Tom Stoppard's 2002 trilogy The Coast of Utopia. In 2011, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance in Mildred Pierce as Bert Pierce.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 37

Birthday 1967-05-16

Place of Birth Mullagh - County Cavan - Ireland

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Also Known As

  • Brían Flynn O'Byrne
  • Brian O'Byrne

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2020 Sergio as Gil
2020 My Salinger Year as Hugh
2020 Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (10 episodes) as The Bone Collector
2019 Hatton Garden (4 episodes) as Basil
2018 Nightflyers (10 episodes) as Auggie
2017 Manhunt (8 episodes) as Frank McAlpine
2017 Little Boy Blue (4 episodes) as Steve Jones
2015 The Magicians (3 episodes) as Mayakovsky
2015 Saints & Strangers (2 episodes) as John Billington
2015 Aquarius (13 episodes) as Ken Karn
2015 Exposed as Quigg
2014 Jimmy's Hall as Commander O'Keefe
2014 Queen & Country as RSM Digby
2013 Medeas as Ennis
2011 Prime Suspect (13 episodes) as Reg Duffy
2011 Mildred Pierce (5 episodes) as Bert Pierce
2010 Love/Hate (12 episodes) as Inpector Mick Moynihan
2009 FlashForward (22 episodes) as Aaron Stark
2009 The International as The Consultant
2009 Brooklyn's Finest as Ronny Rosario
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Bobby Lasorda
2007 No Reservations as Sean
2007 Alexander Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton
2006 Brotherhood (1 episode)
2006 Bug as Dr. Sweet
2004 Million Dollar Baby as Father Horvak
2003 Intermission as Mick
2003 Easy as Mick McCabe
2001 Mapmaker as Richie Markey
2001 Bandits as Darill Miller
2001 Disco Pigs as Gerry
2000 An Everlasting Piece as George
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1998 Amongst Women (4 episodes) as Luke
1997 The Last Bus Home as Jessop
1997 Oz (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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