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Overview (2)

Born in Dublin, Ireland
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Britain and Ireland's great theaters, including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Almeida, The Donmar, London's West End (Apollo and Comedy Theatres) and the Gate Theatre, Dublin. Concurrently, he appeared in many British TV series for both the BBC and ITV. A permanent move to the US in 2002 resulted in Jason becoming a major presence on American and international screens, both big and small.

In 2017 Jason won the Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the real life character of Sgt. Jack Prendergast in the film 'The Siege Of Jadotville'.

Jason is an ambassador for The Lir, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin and for The Movember Foundation, the global men's health charity organization.

He lives in Los Angeles and visits Ireland as often as possible.

You can follow Jason on Twitter @jason_omara and Instagram @jasonomaraofficial and Facebook.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: nomenclator_st

Spouse (1)

Paige Turco (19 September 2003 - 2017) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (12)

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 his now ex-wife Paige Turco, of son David O'Mara, born in 2004.
Became an American citizen in 2009.
Got his cauliflower ear (the right one) playing rugby.
Played Dr. John Ellison on Complications and Dr. Keith Winters on CSI: Miami episode titled Complications.
He has played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in six animated films. The only actor to play the role more times is Kevin Conroy.
Brother of Rebecca O'Mara.
Has played both a Marvel Comics character and a DC Comics characters. Portrays Jeffrey Mace in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in 6 different DC animated films.
With the story arc of the Framework in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." his character of Jeffrey Mace is living in a virtual reality, as was the case with his character of Sam Tyler in "Life on Mars".

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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