|Birth name||Patrick Shortt|
|Born||12 December 1967|
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
|Medium||Television, film, stand-up|
|Notable works and roles||D'Unbelievables |
Shortt toured alongside Jon Kenny as comedy duo D'Unbelievables. The released "One Hell of a Video", "D'Unbelievables", "D'Video" (a live random sketch show), "D'Telly" (featuring Shortt and Kenny playing various characters – primarily two brothers who run a shop together), "D'Mother" (in which Kenny's character oversaw the running of a public house alongside his "mother" – who was later revealed to be his father, in a role played by Shortt) and "D'collection". One character played by Shortt was Dan Clancy, known for telling "his stories". The pair were highly successful in Ireland, selling out the Vicar Street venue for 14 weeks. The duo stopped touring in 2000 after Kenny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
In 2003, RTÉ approached Shortt to create a comedy series, Killinascully. Shortt elaborated on his work with D'Unbelievables, again playing Dan Clancy and a number of other characters. The programme ran for five seasons, with six Christmas specials.
He starred in the 2007 Cannes award-winning film Garage, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Shortt won the Best Actor award at the 2008 IFTAs for his performance in this film. In 2008, An Post issued a postage stamp featuring Pat Shortt, as Josie, in the film Garage.
In 2014 Shortt appeared in Episode 3, Season 2 of the Sky 1 programme Moone Boy. In the episode the main character Martin Moone and his friend Padraig float down the River Boyle on a raft. They land on an island in Lough Key where Shortt's character, the caretaker, entertains them and helps them to return to the mainland.
|1993||In the Name of the Father||Unnamed|
|1996||Angela Mooney Dies Again||Unnamed|
|2000||Wild about Harry||Ronnie|
|2004||Man About Dog||Fergie|
|2004||Rory O'Shea Was Here||Nightclub Bouncer|
|2007||Strength and Honour||Wheeler McCoy|
|2008||Spacemen Three||Dr. Glen Hosey|
|2011||The Guard||Colum Hennessey|
|2013||Life's a Breeze||Colm|
|2015||Queen and Country - Redmond|
|2016||The Flag||Harry Hambridge|
|2014||Moone Boy||Island Joe|
|2015||Toast of London||Larry Muggins|
- "Shortt jointly wins Evening Standard gong". RTÉ Arts. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
- Jarlath Regan (10 November 2014). "Pat Shortt". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (60 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- D'unbeaten Jon is back, Daily Mirror, 20 September 2002
- My cancer battle by comic Jon, Daily Mirror, 30 November 2000
- Drohan, Ciara (10 November 2011). "Pat Shortt's 'Sergeant Mattie' posts with EMC and Avatar". IFTN.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "New Pat Shortt film wins at Cannes". RTÉ News. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2007.
- Warren, Brian (Spring 2009). "That Was the Year That Was–2008 (part 1)". The Revealer. Seminole, FL: Éire Philatelic Association. 58 (4): 63. ISSN 0484-6125.