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Shay Duffin (1931–2010)

Shay Duffin was born on February 26, 1931 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor and writer, known for Seabiscuit (2003), Beowulf (2007) and Leprechaun (1993). He died on April 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Seabiscuit Sunny Fitzsimmons
Beowulf Scylding's Watch
Leprechaun Dan O'Grady


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 2007 Beowulf
Scylding's Watch
 2006 The Departed
Bartender at Brasserie
 2006 The Still Life
 2003 Seabiscuit
Sunny Fitzsimmons
 1997 Titanic
 1996 Head Above Water
 1996 Precious Find
Poker Player #1
 1995 Number One Fan
 1995 Due South (TV Series)
Father Behan
- Victoria's Secret: Part 2 (1995) ... Father Behan
- Victoria's Secret: Part 1 (1995) ... Father Behan
- The Deal (1995) ... Father Behan
- A Hawk and a Handsaw (1995) ... Father Behan
 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Ned Quint
- Sub Rosa (1994) ... Ned Quint
 1993 Leprechaun
Dan O'Grady
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Brian Mulrain
- The Wind Around the Tower (1992) ... Brian Mulrain
 1992 The Public Eye
Chief of Police
 1992 Newsies
Captain McSwain
 1990 City (TV Series)
- Just a Passing Dad (1990) ... Sean
- Oil and Water (1990) ... Sean
- Unfinished Business (1990) ... Sean
- The Big Leak (1990) ... Sean
- Your Park or Mine (1990) ... Sean
 1987 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
- Video Verite (1987) ... Bartender
 1987 J. Edgar Hoover (TV Movie)
NY Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Judge Hathorne
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Judge Hathorne
 1983 10 to Midnight
 1980 Raging Bull
Ring Announcer - Janiro Fight
 1980 The Baltimore Bullet
Big Al
 1979 Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (TV Movie)
Rabbi Bartholomew
 1979 Marciano (TV Movie)
Ring announcer
 1979 The Frisco Kid
 1979 The Main Event
Fight Announcer
 1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
Mint Train Engineer
 1978 Bloodbrothers
Banion's Bar Man #5
 1978 Mother, Juggs & Speed (TV Short)
Whiplash Moran
 1978 The Other Side of Hell (TV Movie)
 1977 Captains Courageous (TV Movie)
Chief Steward
 1977 The White Buffalo
Tim Brady (Bartender)
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Father Gorman
- The Twelfth Commandment (1976) ... Father Gorman
 1976 Law and Order (TV Movie)
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Amongst his hundreds of theatre credits he is perhaps most well known as the performer and writer of the internationally acclaimed "Shay Duffin as Brendan Behan: Confessions of an Irish Rebel." To date he has done 6,850 performances worldwide. He was the winner of Los Angeles & San Francisco Drama Critic's "Best Actor Awards", ... See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Irish playwright and character actor, often appearing in his own one-man plays. On screen often glimpsed as publicans/bartenders, priests or police officers. See more »

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