Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1979-10-09 (42 years old)
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Biography

Christopher O'Dowd (born 9 October 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian. He received wide attention as Roy Trenneman, one of the lead characters in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd, which ran for four series between 2006 and 2010. Moving into film, he appeared in Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014), and St. Vincent (2014). He created and starred in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy, which aired between 2012 and 2015 and brought him Irish Film and Television Award nominations in acting, writing, and directing.Since 2017, he has appeared as Miles Daly in the Epix comedy series Get Shorty. He had a recurring role on the comedy-drama series Girls. His performance in the British comedy TV series State of the Union won him a Primetime Emmy Award. He made his Broadway debut in the play adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 2014, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. In 2020, he was listed at number 39 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Personal Life

O'Dowd married British writer, director, and television presenter Dawn Porter in 2012. After their marriage, Dawn changed her surname to O'Porter.O'Dowd says he has developed an antitheist philosophy, and believes religion is "going to be like racism" in terms of social unacceptability and condemnation.In April 2014, he presented at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition with Leighton Meester and James Franco, after raising donations their Broadway show Of Mice and Men.On 1 February 2015, it was announced on Twitter that O'Porter gave birth to their son, Art O'Porter, a week earlier. On 1 July 2017, O'Porter gave birth to their second son, Valentine.

Early Life

O'Dowd was born on 9 October 1979 and raised in Boyle, County Roscommon. His father, Seán, is a sign designer, and his mother, Denise, a counsellor and psychotherapist. He is the youngest of five siblings.He represented Roscommon in Gaelic football at under-16, minor and under-21 levels, the highlight being his performance as a goalkeeper in the 1997 Connacht Minor Football Championship final against Mayo, a game which RTÉ Sport covered and aired as part of its The Sunday Game highlights programme.He studied politics and sociology at University College Dublin (UCD), and subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He told the UCD student newspaper the College Tribune: "I didn't finish my degree. The politics part of it was fine, but I was doing sociology as well and I could never bring myself to find an interest in it." He contributed to The University Observer and was active in UCD Dramsoc and the Literary and Historical Society.

Filmography

All 77

Movies 46

TV shows 31

Self 14

Voice 7

Narrator 1

Flanny O'Lympic (voice) / Flanny the Lovebug (voice)
Human Resources (2022)

Human Resources (2022)

TV show
Roland
Constellations (2021)

Constellations (2021)

Movie
Jack Maynard
The Starling (2021)

The Starling (2021)

Movie
5
Alan 'Wilko' Wilkinson
How to Build a Girl (2020)

How to Build a Girl (2020)

Movie
6.14
Finn's Dad
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (2020)

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (2020)

Movie
Tom
State of the Union (2019)

State of the Union (2019)

TV show
6
The Twilight Zone (2019)

The Twilight Zone (2019)

TV show
4
Himself
Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream (2019)

Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream (2019)

Movie
Tom
State of the Union: Tom & Louise (2019)

State of the Union: Tom & Louise (2019)

Movie
Shamus the Coachman Dog (voice)
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Movie
7.07
Duncan Thomson
Juliet, Naked (2018)

Juliet, Naked (2018)

Movie
Nicholas
Love After Love (2018)

Love After Love (2018)

Movie
Mundy
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Movie
5.53
Miles Daly
Get Shorty (2017)

Get Shorty (2017)

TV show
3.5
Postman Joseph Roulin
Loving Vincent (2017)

Loving Vincent (2017)

Movie
7.8
Boone
The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Movie
Douglas Downey
Molly's Game (2017)

Molly's Game (2017)

Movie
6.43
Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello
Mascots (2016)

Mascots (2016)

Movie
6
Franklin Portman
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Movie
6.87
David Walsh
The Program (2015)

The Program (2015)

Movie
Self
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015)

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015)

TV show
9
Narrator
Puffin Rock (2015)

Puffin Rock (2015)

TV show
Lennie Small
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men (2014)

National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men (2014)

Movie
Brother Geraghty
St. Vincent (2014)

St. Vincent (2014)

Movie
8
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.
Monsters vs Aliens: Creature Features (2014)

Monsters vs Aliens: Creature Features (2014)

Movie
Jack Brennan
Calvary (2014)

Calvary (2014)

Movie
6
Nurse
The Double (2014)

The Double (2014)

Movie
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Self
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV show
6.26
Drew
Cuban Fury (2014)

Cuban Fury (2014)

Movie
10
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV show
Himself / Roy Trenneman
The IT Crowd Manual (2014)

The IT Crowd Manual (2014)

Movie
Richard
Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Movie
6.43
Dr. Cockroach (voice)
Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around (2013)

Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around (2013)

Movie
Grub (voice)
Epic (2013)

Epic (2013)

Movie
6.65
Tom Chadwick
Family Tree (2013)

Family Tree (2013)

TV show
3.67
Dr. Cockroach
Monsters vs. Aliens (2013)

Monsters vs. Aliens (2013)

TV show
Ronnie
This Is 40 (2012)

This Is 40 (2012)

Movie
8
Bruce
3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)

3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)

Movie
Sean Murphy
Moone Boy (2012)

Moone Boy (2012)

TV show
Dave Lovelace
The Sapphires (2012)

The Sapphires (2012)

Movie
1
Thomas-John
Girls (2012)

Girls (2012)

TV show
6
Alex
Friends with Kids (2012)

Friends with Kids (2012)

Movie
Self
The Secret Policeman's Ball (2012)

The Secret Policeman's Ball (2012)

Movie
Officer Rhodes
Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids (2011)

Movie
7.33
William Rackham
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)

The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)

TV show
6
General Edward
Gulliver's Travels (2010)

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

Movie
6
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV show
8.14
Self
The Rob Brydon Show (2010)

The Rob Brydon Show (2010)

TV show
Marco
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Movie
6
Ray
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

Movie
6
Simon
The Boat That Rocked (2009)

The Boat That Rocked (2009)

Movie
Self
The Justin Lee Collins Show (2009)

The Justin Lee Collins Show (2009)

TV show
Lindsay Carol
FM (2009)

FM (2009)

TV show
6
Post Modern Review Staff
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

Movie
Jase
Roman's Empire (2007)

Roman's Empire (2007)

TV show
Self
The Graham Norton Show (2007)

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV show
9.5
Liam
Hotel Very Welcome (2007)

Hotel Very Welcome (2007)

Movie
Headmaster
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)

TV show
Roy Trenneman
The IT Crowd (2006)

The IT Crowd (2006)

TV show
5.73
Dowd
The Year London Blew Up (2005)

The Year London Blew Up (2005)

Movie
Tommy O'Dwyer
Festival (2005)

Festival (2005)

Movie
Self
8 out of 10 Cats (2005)

8 out of 10 Cats (2005)

TV show
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV show
6.08
Sid's Customer
Vera Drake (2004)

Vera Drake (2004)

Movie
6.75
Jonathan Crozier
Doc Martin (2004)

Doc Martin (2004)

TV show
3.5
Brendan Davenport
The Clinic (2003)

The Clinic (2003)

TV show
Conspiracy of Silence (2003)

Conspiracy of Silence (2003)

Movie
Bernie Maddox
Red Cap (2003)

Red Cap (2003)

TV show
Guard / Contestant (voice) / Butler (voice)
Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

TV show
6.1
Seamus (voice)
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV show
6.22
Imagine

Imagine

Movie
Miles Daly
Main Solution

Main Solution

Movie
Dusty
The Big Door Prize

The Big Door Prize

TV show
Self
The Getaway

The Getaway

TV show
(voice)
My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon

Movie
Actor
Slumberland

Slumberland

Movie
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1979-10-09 (42 years old)

Place of birth
Boyle, Republic of Ireland

Spouse
Dawn Porter

Citizenships
Republic of Ireland

Also known as
Christopher O'Dowd

Awards
Theatre World Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

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