O'Byrne, Brian F. 1967- (Brian O'Byrne)

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O'Byrne, Brian F. 1967- (Brian O'Byrne)


Given name is pronounced Bree-un; born May 16, 1967, in County Cavan, Ireland. Education: Trained at Samuel Beckett Centre for Drama and Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin.


Agent—Jason Gutman, Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.



Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best feature actor in a play, and Theatre World Special Award (with others), best ensemble performance, both 1998, for The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1999, and Irish Times Award, best actor, both for The Lonesome West; Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actor in a play, Lucille Lortel Award, outstanding lead actor, League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, outstanding performance, Obie Award, outstanding performance, Village Voice, and Drama Desk Award nomination, all 2004, for Frozen; Obie Award, outstanding performance, 2004, Lucille Lortel Award nomination, outstanding lead actor, 2005, Drama Desk Award, best actor, 2005, and Outer Critics Circle Award, outstanding actor in a play, 2005, all for Doubt; Drama Desk Award nomination, best actor in a play, 2006, for Shining City; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, and Drama Desk Award nomination, both 2007, for "Voyage, " The Coast of Utopia.


Film Appearances:

Sonny, Avenue X (short film), 1994.

Graham Crouch, Electricity (short film), Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, 1997.

Jessop, The Last Bus Home, Goutte d'Or Distribution, 1997.

Timmy, The Fifth Province, Ocean Films/Strawberry Vale Films, 1997.

George, An Everlasting Piece, Columbia/DreamWorks, 2000.

(As Brian O'Byrne) Gestapo interrogator, The Grey Zone, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Gerry, Disco Pigs, Renaissance Films, 2001.

Darill Miller, Bandits, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Richie Markey, The Mapmaker, Grand Pictures/Oil Factory, 2001.

Mick, Intermission, IFC Films, 2004.

Mick, Easy, Magic Lamp Releasing, 2004.

(As Brian O'Byrne)) Father Horvak, Million Dollar Baby, Warner Bros., 2004.

The man, In an Instant, Eye Wonder Films/LPK Productions, 2005.

Lewes, The New World, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Dr. Sweet, Bug, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Sean, No Reservations, Warner Bros., 2007.

Bobby, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Capitol Films, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Philly Cullen, The Playboy of the Western World, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1990.

James Hennessy, Seconds Out, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Tom Valiunus, The Sisters Rosensweig, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Merryweather, Hapgood, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1994-95.

Pato Dooley, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Atlantic Theatre Company, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1998-99.

Valene Connor, The Lonesome West, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Vic, Smelling a Rat, Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Dad, bedbound, Irish Repertory Theatre, 2003.

Ralph, Frozen, Manhattan Class Company, Circle in the Square, New York City, 2004.

Father Flynn, Doubt, Manhattan Theatre Club, Walter Kerr Theatre, 2005-2006.

Ian, Shining City, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Alexander Herzen, The Coast of Utopia (contains "Voyage, " "Shipwreck," and "Salvage"), Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 2006-2007.

Appeared in Irish productions of The Leenane Trilogy (contains The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lonesome in the West, and Skull in Connemara) Druid Royal Court Theatre, Galway, Ireland; appeared in Angel, Pedal/Crank Theatre; The Country Boy, Buffalo, NY; The Drum, Co-Motion Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, and Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City; Good Evening Mr. Collins, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; Grandchild of Kings, Irish Repertory Theatre; Hackney Office, Druid Royal Court Theatre; Marking, Pure Orange Theatre; Moll, Irish Repertory Theatre; Philadelphia Here I Come, Irish Repertory Theatre; Sharon's Grave, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; A Thousand Hours of Love, Theatre for a New City; and The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Helix Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; also appeared in The Madame MacAdam Traveling Theatre.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Luke, Amongst Women, BBC2, 1998.

Title role, Alexander Hamilton, PBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Larry, The Blackwater Lightship, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"An Act of Violence," Joe Forrester, 1976.

(As Brian O'Byrne) Father Rooney, "One of a Kind," Valerie (also known as The Hogan Family, The Hogans, and Valerie's Family), NBC, 1986.

Padraic Connelly, Number 01C972, "Orpheus Descending, " Oz, HBO, 2001.

Padraic Connelly, Number 01C972, "Even the Score," Oz, HBO, 2001.

Padraic Connelly, Number 01C972, "Famous Last Words," Oz, HBO, 2001.

Liam Connors, "Ghost," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 58th Annual Tony Awards (also known as The 2004 Tony Awards), CBS, 2004.

The 59th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2005.

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