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Overview (2)

Born in Dublin, Ireland
Died in Santa Barbara, California, USA  (pneumonia)

Mini Bio (1)

Derrick O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London. He was a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Scottish National Theatre, with many leading stage performances in Edinburgh, Stratford-on-Avon and London's West End. His long and successful career includes numerous starring roles in U.S., British and Australian film and television. O'Connor supports independent filmmaking as an important platform for emerging talent, to ensure a healthy future for the film industry. Projects he has worked on include Seascape (1994) and The First Vampire: Don't Fall for the Devil's Illusions (2004).

O'Connor was seen most recently by American audiences in the feature films Daredevil (2003), End of Days (1999), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). His many American TV guest appearances include Alias (2001), Tracey Ullman's Tracey Takes On... (1996) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). British film credits include Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985), Time Bandits (1981) and Jabberwocky (1977), John Boormans Hope and Glory (1987), Harold Pinter's Butley (1974) and Dealers (1989).

O'Connor died in 2018, aged 77.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Malone/Robert Sieger

Spouse (1)

Mimi Suzanne Ploss (1990 - 29 June 2018) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

A former Royal Shakespeare Company actor, O'Connor starred in and co-produced "The Dumb Waiter", a stage play by Harold Pinter, in Los Angeles in 2002.
Clean shaven and hair dyed blond for his famous role as Pieter Vorstedt, Afrikaner henchman in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989).
Shared his January 3 birthday with his "Lethal Weapon 2" (1989) co-star Mel Gibson.
Appeared in End of Days (1999) which is the last movie Mike Johansen saw in the theater, and Santa Barbara happens to be his hometown.

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