Colin O'Donoghue


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O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris, France, for a month to learn the French language. Colin's early career was mainly split between theatre and television work... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rite Michael Kovak
(2011)
Once Upon a Time Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers / Captain Hook / Lieutenant Killian Jones / Wish Verse Captain 'Hook / Wish Verse Captain 'Hook'
(2012-2018)
The Dust Storm Brennan
(2016)
Carrie Pilby David Harrison
(2016)

Filmography

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 2022 Fairytale (post-production)
Shane
 2022 The Great North (TV Series)
Dr. Callahan
- Cillian Me Softly Adventure (2022) ... Dr. Callahan (voice)
 2022/I Luck
Gerry (voice)
 2021/I The Sync Report (TV Series) (voice)
 2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
Douxie (voice)
 2020 The Right Stuff (TV Series)
Gordon Cooper
- Flight (2020) ... Gordon Cooper
- Ziggurat (2020) ... Gordon Cooper
- Vostok (2020) ... Gordon Cooper
- The Kona Kai Séance (2020) ... Gordon Cooper
- Advent (2020) ... Gordon Cooper
 2020 Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia (Video Game)
Douxie (voice)
 2020 Wizards (TV Mini Series)
Douxie
- Our Final Act (2020) ... Douxie (voice)
- Dragon's Den (2020) ... Douxie (voice)
- Wizard Underground (2020) ... Douxie (voice)
- Killahead, Part Two (2020) ... Douxie (voice)
- Killahead, Part One (2020) ... Douxie (voice)
 2019 Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (TV Series)
JJ Sneed
- J.J. Sneed (2019) ... JJ Sneed
 2019 Writersphere (Short)
Abe
 2019 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
Douxie
- Luug's Day Out (2019) ... Douxie (voice)
- There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon) (2019) ... Douxie (voice)
 2018 What Still Remains
Peter
 2018 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
Douxie
- The Eternal Knight Part 1 (2018) ... Douxie (voice)
- So I'm Dating a Sorceress (2018) ... Douxie (voice)
- A Night Patroll (2018) ... Douxie (voice)
 2012-2018 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers / Wish Verse Captain 'Hook / ...
- Leaving Storybrooke (2018) ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers
- Homecoming (2018) ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers
- Is This Henry Mills? (2018) ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers
- Flower Child (2018) ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers
- The Guardian (2018) ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers
 2016 Carrie Pilby
David Harrison
 2016 The Dust Storm
Brennan
 2012 Storage 24
Mark
 2011 Identity (TV Movie)
John Bloom
 2011 The Rite
Michael Kovak
 2009 The Euthanizer (Short)
Ben
 2009 The Tudors (TV Series)
Duke Philip of Bavaria
- The Undoing of Cromwell (2009) ... Duke Philip of Bavaria
 2009 Wild Decembers (TV Movie)
Young Guard
 2006-2008 The Clinic (TV Series)
Conor / Conor Elliott
- Episode #6.8 (2008) ... Conor Elliott
- Episode #6.5 (2008) ... Conor Elliott
- Episode #6.3 (2008) ... Conor Elliott
- Episode #6.1 (2008) ... Conor
- Episode #5.7 (2007) ... Conor Elliott
 2006 24/7 (Short)
Nick
 2005 Fair City (TV Series)
Emmett Fitzgerald
- Episode #16.195 (2005) ... Emmett Fitzgerald
- Episode #16.194 (2005) ... Emmett Fitzgerald
- Episode #16.192 (2005) ... Emmett Fitzgerald
 2005 Proof (TV Series)
Jamie
- Episode #2.4 (2005) ... Jamie
- Episode #2.3 (2005) ... Jamie
 2004 Love Is the Drug (TV Series)
Peter
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Peter
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Peter
 2003 Call Girl (Short)
Brendan
 2002 Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Norman Quested
 2001 Rebel Heart (TV Mini Series)
Rowe
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Rowe
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Personal Details


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Helen O'Donoghue  (2 children)

Children:

O'Donoghue, Evan James | See more »

Parents:

O'Donoghue, Mary | O'Donoghue, Con

Relatives:

O'Donoghue, Allen (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

Not to belittle what we do as actors, but my wife Helen is a teacher, and she makes a real difference to kids. So it's unusual to see people thinking of us as something special. See more »

Trivia:

He was a guitarist for the band The Enemies, a five piece band from his native Ireland that he co-founded in 2002. He had to quit in 2012 due to his work as an actor. See more »

Trademark:

Bright blue eyes

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