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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCyril J. O'Reilly
Nickname Joe Ready
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cyril O'Reilly grew up in Claremont, California. At the age of ten Cyril's father was appointed Deputy Director for the Peace Corps, and moved his family to Somalia, West Africa. Upon his return to the US, Cyril was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduation, he studied with Stella Adler, co-founded the provocative theater group: The Frances Farmer Memorial Players, won several awards for the west coast premiere of Lanford Wilson "Balm in Gilead," and starred in the Sam Shepard play "A Lie of the Mind" opposite Holly Hunter and Amy Madigan at the Mark Taper Forum.

Cyril has appeared on screen with such film luminaries as Burt Lancaster and Angela Lansbury, and starred in the NBC television remake of Splendor in the Grass (1981) with Melissa Gilbert, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Marie Saint. He is best known for his performances as the young Bugsy Siegel in NBC's The Gangster Chronicles (1981), a reluctant vampire in Concorde Pictures' Dance of the Damned (1989), and particularly as the troubled teen "Tim" in the blockbuster hit Porky's (1981) and Porky's II: The Next Day (1983). A thirty year veteran of stage, film, and television acting, O'Reilly can number Black Dog (1998), with Patrick Swayze, Navy Seals (1990), with Charlie Sheen, The Cool Surface (1993), and Airplane! (1980) among his many film credits. He has guest starred in a variety of prominent television programs, such as Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003), Without a Trace (2002), ER (1994), The X-Files (1993), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Matlock (1986), St. Elsewhere (1982), and M*A*S*H (1972).

In 2012 O'Reilly produced the sci-fi feature film Alien Rising (2013) starring Lance Henriksen and John Savage and Lost Soul (2009) starring Dave Vescio, both directed by Dana Schroeder and set for release in 2013, and will be adding the 2014 comedy Daddies' Girls, in which he also stars, to his recently acquired producer's credits.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: paddyofurniture383

Trivia (3)

Is currently writing and producing movies, also acting.
Best friends with Wyatt Knight.
He was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "A Lie of the Mind" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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