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Brían F. O'Byrne

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.

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May 16, 1967
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Little Boy Blue 2017-04-24
Known For
Poster of This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Poster of The International
Poster of Private Practice
Poster of No Reservations
Series Little Boy Blue Steve Jones 2017-04-24
Series Aquarius Ken Karn 2015-05-28
Series Saints & Strangers John Billington 2015-11-22
Movie Queen & Country RSM Digby 2014-05-20
Movie Jimmy's Hall Commander O'Keefe 2014-05-30
Movie Mildred Pierce Bert Pierce 2011-03-27
Series Prime Suspect Reg Duffy 2011-09-22
Series Love/Hate Inpector Mick Moynihan 2010-10-03
Movie The International The Consultant 2009-02-03
Movie Brooklyn's Finest Ronny Rosario 2009-01-16
Series FlashForward Aaron Stark 2009-09-24
Series This Hour Has 22 Minutes Father Horvak 2009-09-28
Movie No Reservations Sean 2007-07-25
Movie Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Bobby Lasorda 2007-09-26
Series Private Practice Darill Miller 2007-09-26
Series Brotherhood Unknown 2006-07-09
Movie Intermission Mick 2003-08-29
Movie Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Bert Pierce 2000-11-03
Movie An Everlasting Piece George 2000-12-22
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie The Last Bus Home Jessop 1997-10-17
Series The Footy Show Dr. Sweet 1994-03-24
Series Kindan no Kajitsu Gerry 1994-07-06
Series Come Home Charlie and Face Them Mick McCabe 1990-05-12
Movie The Case of Dr. Laurent Auggie 1957-04-03
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24