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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 August 1972Dublin, Ireland
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Jason was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Drama and Theatre he moved to London, England, to further pursue his acting career. Time spent in British repertory theater led to major roles in some of Britain and Ireland's great theaters, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida theater, London's West End (the Apollo and Comedy theaters) and the Gate Theatre, Dublin. Concurrently, he appeared in many British TV series for both the BBC and ITV. A move to the US in 2002 allowed Jason opportunities in Hollywood where he has played series regular roles on several network television shows. Jason and his family divide their time between the east and west coasts of America, and get back to visit Ireland as often as they can.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: nomenclator_st

Jason O'Mara was born in Dublin, Ireland, on August 6, 1972. His parents are Veronica and Stephen O'Mara; he has a brother, Stephen O'Mara, and a sister, Rebecca O'Mara.

Jason loved to play rugby and had little interest in acting until he was sidelined after an injury and decided to try out for a school play. After that, he was hooked on acting.

Jason started working in theater. His theater credits in London and Dublin include "The Jew of Malta", "Popcorn", "The Homecoming" and "Bash", for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 at the Irish Theatre Awards.

Jason's television work with BBC includes Playing the Field (1998), Berkeley Square (1998), High Stakes (2001) and Monarch of the Glen (2000).

In 2001, he made his US television debut in Steven Spielberg's Band of Brothers (2001), for HBO.

Jason decided to move to LA and made the pilot, Eastwick (2002), for FOX. When that wasn't picked up, he was offered roles on two CBS series, The Agency (2001) and Presidio Med (2002). He chose The Agency (2001) and starred as "A.B. Stiles" for season 2.

Jason met his wife, Paige Turco, while they were both on The Agency (2001). They were married in 2003 and have one son, David O'Mara. They have residences in LA, Connecticut and New York, and visit Jason's family in Ireland, often.

Jason has had guest appearances on several series, including CSI: Miami (2002), The Closer (2005), Men in Trees (2006) and Criminal Minds (2005).

He has been working with ABC and Touchstone for the past few years. He has made 3 pilots: "Countdown" (2003) (TV) in 2003, Drift (2006) in 2006 and, for this season, Marlowe (2007), as well as one series, In Justice (2006), which aired as a mid-season replacement during the 2006/2007 season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dawn

Spouse (1)

Paige Turco (19 September 2003 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

He has a degree in Drama from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
He received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2002 Irish Theater Awards for his performance in "Bash", written and directed by Neil LaBute, at the Gate Theater, Dublin.
He also appeared in the multi-award winning production of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming", with Ian Holm, which played in Dublin, London and at Lincoln Center, New York.
In The Agency (2001) episode, The Agency: Thanksgiving (2002), Jason O'Mara's character, "A.B. Stiles", must go undercover, posing as an I.R.A. terrorist.

Despite the fact that O'Mara was born and raised in Dublin, his character is told at the end of the episode, "Do something about that phony Irish accent!".

In addition, in an episode of "Life on Mars" entitled 'All the Young Dudes', his NYC detective character went undercover in the Irish mafia. While undercover he claims to be from Sandycove area of Dublin, which is where O'Mara is really from. As opposed to his appearance on "The Agency" he is told by a fellow cop, "Hey I thought you really were Irish. You're good at accents!" His wife Paige Turco played his love interest in the episode, the sister of the mafia boss.
Father, with Paige Turco, of son David O'Mara, born in 2004.
Became an American citizen in 2009.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on being asked what it's like to perform in front of a green screen] I took Green Screen 100. It was the class right after lunch on a Thursday. And that's seen me through. No, honestly, there is no training for it. I think experience is probably the best preparation. I get a second take which is always useful when I blow the first one. You rely on your director to have your back. We rely on our collective imaginations to envisage that the creature we're looking at is actually there, taking up space, so close you can probably smell it, I've had several interactions with these creatures.

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