O' my goodness, how I love that actor!!!

by yrnej | created - 29 Mar 2014 | updated - 29 Mar 2014 | Public

1. Edmond O'Brien

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of The Bronx, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored ...

2. Margaret O'Brien

Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis

Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name ...

3. Pat O'Brien

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman ...

4. Richard O'Brien

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He ...

5. Brían F. O'Byrne

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Brían F. O'Byrne was born on May 16, 1967 in Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland as Brían Flynn O'Byrne. He is an actor, known for Million Dollar Baby (2004), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) and Bug (2006).

6. Jack O'Connell

Actor | Unbroken

Jack O'Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and ...

7. Jerry O'Connell

Actor | Stand by Me

Jerry O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He spent his early years in Manhattan, with his parents and younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who is also an actor. He is of one half Irish, one ...

8. Carroll O'Connor

Actor | All in the Family

Carroll was born in Manhattan and raised in Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish community in New York City's borough of Queens. After graduating from high school in 1942, O'Connor joined the Merchant Marines and worked on ships in the Atlantic. In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Montana to study ...

9. Glynnis O'Connor

Actress | Ode to Billy Joe

Glynnis O'Connor was primed for acting right from the beginning. Her parents are producer Daniel O'Connor and actress Lenka Peterson, who worked with Glynnis in several TV movies. Her brother, Darren O'Connor, has also enjoyed a successful acting career. In her late teens, she was featured on As ...

10. Donald O'Connor

Actor | Singin' in the Rain

Born into a vaudeville family, O'Connor was the youthful figure cutting a rug in several Universal musicals of the 1940s. His best-known musical work is probably Singin' in the Rain (1952), in which he did an impressive dance that culminated in a series of backflips off the wall. O'Connor was also ...

11. Chris O'Donnell

Actor | Batman & Robin

Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Julie Ann (Rohs) and William Charles O'Donnell, Sr., who managed a CBS radio station, WBBM-AM. He is the youngest child in his family, with four sisters and two brothers. His father had Irish ancestry and his ...

12. Rosie O'Donnell

Actress | Sleepless in Seattle

Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish-American family in Commack, Long Island. She is the middle of 5 children, and is the daughter of Roseann Teresa (Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer for the defense industry. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched ...

13. Chris O'Dowd

Actor | Bridesmaids

Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd (born 9 October, 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in ...

14. Conor O'Farrell

Actor | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Conor O'Farrell was born on January 13, 1956 in Riverside County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Pacific (2010) and Game of Silence (2016).

15. Gail O'Grady

Actress | NYPD Blue

Gail O'Grady was born on January 23, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Gail Ann O'Grady. She is an actress, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and She's Having a Baby (1988). She was previously married to John Stamatakis, Anthony J Pellegrino, Steve Fenton, Severin ...

16. Catherine O'Hara

Actress | Best in Show

Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian, Catherine O'Hara first gained name recognition as one of the original cast members on the Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV (1976). The show recreated itself with SCTV Network (1981) and later, SCTV Channel (1983). On the series, she ...

17. David O'Hara

Actor | Cowboys & Aliens

David O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Patrick and Martha O'Hara. After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth Opportunities Programme, at a community theatre based at the Glasgow Arts Centre. It toured local schools under the direction of Robin Peoples.

David moved to London at age 17 ...

18. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

19. Denis O'Hare

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. He is an actor, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Garden State (2004) and Milk (2008). He has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.

20. John O'Hurley

Actor | Seinfeld

John O'Hurley was born on October 9, 1954 in Kittery, Maine, USA as John Gerald O'Hurley. He is an actor, known for Seinfeld (1989), The X-Files (1993) and Buying the Cow (2002). He has been married to Lisa Mesloh since August 14, 2004. They have one child. He was previously married to Eva LaRue.

21. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Actress | She's All That

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, to Noreen and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached...

22. Michael O'Keefe

Actor | Caddyshack

Michael O'Keefe was born on April 24, 1955 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Raymond Peter O'Keefe Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Caddyshack (1980), Michael Clayton (2007) and The Pledge (2001). He has been married to Emily Donahoe since September 18, 2011. They have one child. He was ...

23. Alex O'Loughlin

Actor | Hawaii Five-0

The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1976.

Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in Oyster Farmer (2004) as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen as Michael Carter in Feed (2005), a movie that he also co-produced and helped write. Also ...

24. Mike O'Malley

Actor | Meet Dave

Mike O'Malley was born on October 31, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Michael Edward O'Malley. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet Dave (2008), Glee (2009) and Sully (2016). He has been married to Lisa since 2000. They have three children.

25. Jason O'Mara

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jason O'Mara was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Soon 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 leading roles in acclaimed productions at some of ...

26. Ryan O'Neal

Actor | Love Story

Ryan O'Neal was born on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Samuel Eldridge Patrick Ryan O'Neal III. He is an actor, known for Love Story (1970), Paper Moon (1973) and What's Up, Doc? (1972). He was previously married to Leigh Taylor-Young and Joanna Moore.

27. Tatum O'Neal

Actress | Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal was born on November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tatum Beatrice O'Neal. She is an actress and producer, known for Paper Moon (1973), The Runaways (2010) and The Bad News Bears (1976). She was previously married to John McEnroe.

28. Ed O'Neill

Actor | Married with Children

Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married with Children (1986), the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both his ...

29. Terry O'Quinn

Actor | Lost

Terry O'Quinn was born on July 15, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA as Terrance Quinn. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), The Stepfather (1987) and Young Guns (1988). He was previously married to Lori O'Quinn.

30. Heather O'Rourke

Actress | Poltergeist

Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.

Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...

31. Milo O'Shea

Actor | Barbarella

Milo O'Shea was born on June 2, 1926 in Dublin, Irish Free State as Milo Donal O'shea. He was an actor, known for Barbarella (1968), Romeo and Juliet (1968) and The Verdict (1982). He was married to Kitty O'Sullivan and Maureen Toal. He died on April 2, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, ...

32. Maureen O'Sullivan

Actress | Hannah and Her Sisters

Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in County Roscommon, Ireland, to Evangeline "Mary Eva" Lovatt (Frazer) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers. She was of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The future mother of Mia Farrow was educated in private ...

33. Annette O'Toole

Actress | Superman III

Beautiful red-haired film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer Annette O'Toole was born on April 1, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Dorothy Geraldine (Niland) and William West Toole, Jr. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater...

34. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

35. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...



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