Donald O'Brien

Biography

Donal "Donald" O'Brien (September 15, 1930) is a French-born Irish film and television actor. In his near 40-year career, O'Brien appeared in dozens of stage performances and in more than 60 film and television productions. O'Brien was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, raised in both Northern France and Dublin, Ireland with his family, and made his feature film debut in 1953 with Anatole Litvak's war drama Act of Love. He studied acting in Dublin and initially joined the Gate Theatre at age 19 before making the transition to film several years later. O'Brien's performance in The Train (1964), in which he played an SSFeldwebel, led to his first breakout role in Grand Prix (1966) starring alongside James Garner and Eva Marie Saint.

Donal "Donald" O'Brien (September 15, 1930) is a French-born Irish film and television actor. In his near 40-year career, O'Brien appeared in dozens of stage performances and in more than 60 film and television productions. O'Brien was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, raised in both Northern France and Dublin, Ireland with his family, and made his feature film debut in 1953 with Anatole Litvak's war drama Act of Love. He studied acting in Dublin and initially joined the Gate Theatre at age 19 before making the transition to film several years later. O'Brien's performance in The Train (1964), in which he played an SSFeldwebel, led to his first breakout role in Grand Prix (1966) starring alongside James Garner and Eva Marie Saint.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1930-09-15

Day of Death 2003-11-29

Place of Birth Pau, France

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Donald O'Brian
  • Donal O'Brian
  • Daniel O'Brien
  • Donal O'Brien

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1991 Return from Death: Frankenstein 2000 as Rico
1990 Ator IV: The Hobgoblin as Gunther
1988 Ghosthouse as Valkos
1986 Hands of Steel as Professor Olster
1984 Warriors of the Year 2072 as Monk
1984 Panther Squad as General
1983 2020 Texas Gladiators as Black One (as Donal O'Brien)
1980 Zombie Holocaust as Dr. Obrero / Dr. Butcher
1978 They Died with Their Boots On as Flertcher
1977 Yeti: The Giant of the 20th Century as Sgt. Stricker
1977 Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals as Donald McKenzie
1977 A Man Called Blade as Burt Craven
1976 Keoma as Caldwell
1975 Erotic Games of a Respectable Family as Professor Riccardo Rossi
1975 Four of the Apocalypse as Sheriff of Salt Flat
1974 White Fang to the Rescue as Caroll
1973 The Executioner of God as Frank
1973 Kung Fu Brothers in the Wild West as Outlaw
1973 Six Bounty Killers for a Massacre as Frank
1973 Sex of the Witch as Inspector
1972 Two Brothers in Trinity as Lester O'Hara (as Donal O'Brian)
1971 The Sheriff of Rock Spring
1971 Finders Killers as Jack Forest
1971 The Last Traitor as Captain Ned Carter
1968 Run, Man, Run as Daniel Cassidy
1968 Western, Italian Style as Himself (as Donal O'Brien)
1966 Grand Prix as Wallace Bennett
1965 Hail! Mafia as Mafia Thug (as Daniel O'Brien)
1964 The Train as Schwartz

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