David O'Hara Biography

Birthday: 1965-07-09
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: David O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Patrick and Martha O'Hara. After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth Opportunities Programme, a community theatre, based at the Glasgow Arts Centre. It toured local schools under the direction of Robin Peoples. David moved to London at age 17 to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama but left after two terms because of a shortage of funds. He went back to Scotland and landed a role in Bill Forsyth's "Comfort and Joy," then returned to Central to finish his last term. He was understudy to Ralph Fiennes in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He performed in "Romeo and Juliet" as Tybalt, directed by Declan Donnallan for the New Shakespeare Company, at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent Park, which was followed by a European tour. Other theatre credits include "The Comedy of Errors" at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, and "Aff the Other Man" at the Haymarket. He spent a year at the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford and the Barbican, in "Fashion," Jonathan Miller's production of "Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet," "Cymbeline," and "Bite of the Night" directed by Danny Boyle. His big break came as Stephen, the rampaging Irishman who joins forces with William Wallace (Mel Gibson), in "Braveheart" (1995). The following year saw him co-starring opposite Helen Mirren as a slightly independent policeman in Granada Television's "Prime Suspect V: Errors in Judgment," which aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in 1997. That same year, O'Hara also appeared in Alan J Pakula's "The Devil's Own," was the romantic foil to Janeane Garofalo in "The Matchmaker," portrayed a biker in the Scottish film "The Slab Boys," and portrayed Bill Sykes in "The Wonderful World of Disney" adaptation of "Oliver Twist" (ABC).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Match 1999 Comedy
Wanted Mr. X 2018 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Matchmaker 1958 0
Star Worms II: Attack of the Pleasure Pods Jessup 1985
Biohazard Reiger 1985
Link 1986 Horror, Thriller
The Tomb John Banning 1986 Horror, Fantasy
The Bridge Phillip Wilson Steer 1992 Drama, Romance
The Near Room Harris Hill 1997 Thriller, Drama
The Slab Boys Terry Skinnedar 1997 Drama
The Match Mechanic 1999 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Janice Beard O'Brien 2000 Comedy
Fever Will 2000 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stander Allan Heyl 2003 Action, Crime
Den of Lions Ferko Kurchina 2005 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Departed Fitzy 2006 0, Game Show
Wanted Mr. X 2008 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Jack Said The Boss 2009 Crime
Attack on Darfur Freddie Smith 2010 Drama
The Kid Terry 2010 Drama
Contraband 2012 Action, Crime, Drama
Best Laid Plans Curtis 2012 Drama
Stand Off Mad Dog Flynn 2013 Comedy, Drama
The Messenger DCI Keane 2015 Drama, Horror, Mystery
A New York Christmas Charlie Livingston 2016 Romance