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Tom O'Brien (actor)

Thomas Patrick O'Brien (born April 12, 1965) has been an American actor since the age of sixteen, having first trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, where he appeared in ACT's mainstage productions of The Holdup; and A Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck, opposite Annette Bening.

Tom O'Brien
Thomas Patrick O'Brien

(1965-04-12) April 12, 1965 (age 54)
Years active1981–present

O'Brien's feature film acting credits include his feature film debut in The Big Easy and The Accused (1988), opposite Jodie Foster.

In 2004, he established Irreverent Media Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Irreverent's feature slate includes the magical romantic comedy Best Restaurant. It is a co-creative with Vancouver-based Fractious Tribes Productions.

In January 2008 established Whole World Fund (w2f), which seeks to invest in arts related projects which foster storytelling and create awareness of the issues that shape our lives.



  • Supernatural (2008) (TV Series) as Clark Adams in episode "Long Distance Caller" / dir. Robert Singer
  • Stargate: SG-1 (2004)(TV Series) as Brian Vogler in episode "Covenant" / dir. Martin Wood
  • Stephen King's Dead Zone (2004)(TV Series) recurring as Dr. Jaeger opposite Anthony Michael Hall in episode "Tipping Point"
  • The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)(TV Movie) as Detective Frank Ross
  • DC Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)(TV Movie) as Lieutenant Jacobs opposite Charles Dutton
  • Smallville (2002)(TV Series) recurring as reporter Roger Nixon (5 episodes)
  • Philly (2001)(TV Series) as Tom McGuire in episode "Light My Fire"
  • Charmed (2001)(TV Series) as Zile in episode "Bride and Gloom"
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2001)(TV Series) as Max Duncan in episode "And Then There Were None"
  • Facade (2000) as Bob Kelner opposite Eric Roberts / dir. Carl Colpaert
  • Strange World (1999)(TV Series) as Daryl Jamison / dir. Peter Markle
  • The Strip (1999)(TV Series) as Tony Kalunian (2 episodes)
  • NYPD Blue (1998)(TV Series) as Gary Walker in episode "A Box of Wendy" / dir. Mark Tinker
  • Daybreak (1998)(TV Series) pilot regular / dir. Tucker Gates
  • Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1998)(TV Series) as Wayne Chandler in episode "Double-Edged Sword"
  • The X-Files (1997)(TV Series) as Sgt. Louis Frisch in episodes "Max" and "Tempus Fugit" / dirs. Rob Bowman and Kim Manners
  • Dark Skies (1997)(TV Series) as Kellog in episode "White Rabbit"
  • JAG (1997)(TV Series) as Captain Cahill in episode "We the People"
  • Timecop (1997)(TV Series) recurring as Ian Pascoe (3 episodes)
  • The Big Easy (1996)(TV Series) Guest Star
  • The Last Best Place (1996)(TV Movie) Jake
  • Maloney (1996)(TV Series) as Henry Vanderwald in episode "Night of the Gardenia"
  • Early Edition (1996)(TV Series) as Kurt Porter in episode "Gun"
  • Murder She Wrote (1995)(TV Series) as Jason Giles in episode "Home Care"
  • Baby Brokers (1994)(TV Movie) as Frankie Dees / dir. Mimi Leder
  • For Love and Glory (1993)(TV Movie) as Christian Morgan / dir. Roger Young
  • Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)(TV Movie) as Chris Porter opposite Charlton Heston / dir. Lamont Johnson
  • Son of the Morning Star (1991)(TV Mini-Series) as Charlie Reynolds / dir. Mike Robe
  • Bar Girls (1990) as Jack Gallagher / dir. Eric Laneuville
  • Love and Lies (1990) as Tom / dir. Roger Young
  • Island Son (1990)(TV Series) Guest Star in episode "Icarus Falling"
  • Storm and Sorrow (1990) as John Roskelly / dir. Richard A. Colla
  • Flashback (1990) as Agent Phil Praeger / dir. Franco Amurri
  • The Young Riders (1989)(TV Series) as Jed in episode "False Colors"
  • Men (1989), ABC series regular as Officer Danny McDaniel
  • Physical Evidence (1989), as Matt Farley with Burt Reynolds and Theresa Russell
  • The Accused (1988), as Best Actress Academy Award Winner Jodie Foster's boyfriend Larry
  • Satisfaction (1988), as Hubba Lee with Justine Bateman
  • The Big Easy (1987), as Bobby McSwain / dir. Jim McBride
  • Moonlighting (TV series) (1987)(TV Series) as Inmate in episode "Cool Hand Dave: Part 1"
  • 21 Jump Street (1987)(TV Series) as Jake Whitaker/Danny Jacobson in episode "Low and Away"
  • Stingray (1987)(TV Series) as Joey Lane in episode "Bring Me the Hand That Hit Me"
  • Thirtysomething (TV series) (1987)(TV Series) as Dave Firland, the Carpenter in episode "Housewarming"
  • The Twilight Zone (1986)(TV Series) as Mickey Shaunessy in episode "The Convict's Piano"
  • L.A. Law (1986)(TV Series Pilot), as Justin Pregerson / dir. Gregory Hoblit
  • Call to Glory (1984)(TV Series Pilot), ABC series regular as Patrick Thomas


  • Coordinates (2010) Writer-Producer
  • Gone Green (2010) Screenwriter-Producer
  • Best Restaurant (2009) Producer
  • Sleeptalkers (2008) Producer
  • Gang of Love (2005)(Short) Producer
  • The Cellar (2004)(Short) Producer
  • Probie (2003)(Short) Producer


  • School Inc. (2006) Little Tramp Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • A Dog Called Bitch (2004) title role, The Vancouver Fringe Festival / dir. Michael P. Northey
  • 1918 (1989) The American Conservatory Theatre / dir. Sabin Epstein
  • Da Carravaggio (1986) as Michelangelo Di Carravaggio - Manhattan Class Company
  • Mass Appeal (1984) The American Conservatory Theatre / dir. William Ball
  • A Christmas Carol (1984) The American Conservatory Theatre / dir. Eugene Barconi
  • The Sleeping Prince (1984) The American Conservatory Theatre
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1984) as Puck, The American Conservatory Theatre / dir. James Edmondson
  • The Holdup (1983) The American Conservatory Theatre / dir. Edward Hastings

External linksEdit

  • Tom O'Brien on IMDb
  • "Irreverent Media Ltd. / CEO, Producer".
  • "Fractious Tribes Productions / Co-Creative, Producer".