Colin O’Donoghue Wife, Son, Family, Age, Height, Biography

Colin O’Donoghue is an Irish actor best known for his role in ABC’s hit television show – Once Upon A Time. In the show, she played Captain Killian “Hook” Jones, a variation of the fictional character – Captain James Hook, who is the primary antagonist of the popular play by J. M. Barrie Peter Pan. He also appeared as Michael Kovak, a sceptical novice priest, in 2011’s horror film, The Rite, which also starred Anthony HopkinsAlice Braga, Ciarán Hinds and Toby Jones.

Colin O’Donoghue Biography & Age

Colin Arthur O’Donoghue was born on the 26th of January, 1981 to Mary and Con O’Donoghue. He was born in Drogheda, County Louth and raised in a Roman Catholic family.

Growing up, he attended schools around the area before joining Dublin’s The Gaiety School of Acting which is an Irish drama school that was founded by Joe Dowling in 1986. Joe Dowling is an Irish actor and director who started the school as a result of the insufficient full-time training for actors in Ireland. The Gaiety School of Acting runs a two-year program for actors and even offers a masters degree in association with the University College Dublin.

Other notable graduates of the school include Colin Farrell, Flora Montgomery, Sarah Greene, Lorraine Pilkington, Stuart Townsend, Joanne King, Olivia Wilde, Aidan Turner, Aisling O’Sullivan, Charlie Murphy (the actress), Becky Lynch and Adam Fergus.

When Colin was 16, he travelled to Paris so he could learn French.

Colin O’Donoghue: Career

When he began his acting work, he was involved in both television and theatre in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He starred as Norman in Home For Christmas, which landed him the Irish Film and Television Award for “Best New Talent” in 2003. He was later cast in the third season of the hit Showtime show, The Tudors, as Duke Philip of Bavaria. His Hollywood debut was in the aforementioned film, The Rite. To get the role in The Rite, he filmed his audition tape in his friend’s home studio. Speaking honestly, making your Hollywood debut opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the best ways to make your mark. The film was a commercial success and was generally well received, especially among the Catholic community. However, it was not a critical success, holding 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Shortly after, he began playing Killian Jones/Captain Hook in the second season of Once Upon A Time, the hit fantasy television series on ABC. His character was immediately a favourite for fans and he garnered himself a loyal fanbase. His stay on the show extended for a few more years.

In 2014, he joined the cast of The Dust Storm as the main character, Brennan – a musician. The Dust Storm, which was released in 2015, was an independent film set in Nashville, Tennessee and was directed Ryan Lacen and Anthony Baldino.

Beyond acting, Colin O’Donoghue is also a musician and he is a member of the band The Enemies as a singer and guitarist. The band was formed in Ireland in 2003 by Colin and Ronan McQuillan, a close friend of his. The band released their first EP in 2011. Shortly after, their debut album followed. Though they remained unsigned, they still worked on music for General Motors and Coca-Cola.

Unfortunately, in 2013, Colin announced he was leaving the band as a result of conflicting schedules with his hit show – Once Upon A Time.

Family: Wife, Daughter & Son

Colin O'Donoghue
Image Source

Colin O’Donoghue got married in 2009 to a schoolteacher, Helen. Colin and Helen are childhood sweethearts and have been together since they were eighteen. They grew up in neighbouring towns in Ireland which is how they met.

They got married shortly after his appearance on the hit Showtime series, The Tudors, which also starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sam Neill, Henry Czerny, Annabelle Wallis, Joely Richardson, Torrance Coombs, Sarah Bolger and Natalie Dormer.

Colin and Helen have two children together: a son – Evans, who was born in August 2013 and a daughter who was born in May 2017.

Read Also: Josh Radnor Wife, Dating, Girlfriend, Gay, Height, Age, Net Worth, Bio

Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Colin O’Donoghue has an attractive athletic build. Being an actor, it is required of him to be in shape for his physically demanding job. His height is listed as 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) and his weight is currently 73 kg (161 pounds). His other body measurements are Chest – 40 in (102 cm), Arms/Biceps – 14 in (35½ cm) and Waist – 32 in (81 cm).

Recent

Sam Raimi Net Worth: How Much Is The Filmmaker Worth In 2019?

Samuel M. Raimi is a multi-talented filmmaker well known for creating the Evil Dead series that generated a cult following, he is also known...

Why Did CocoSori Disband and What are the Former Members Doing Now?

For a few years, the not so popular k-pop; J-pop duo CocoSori, created by MOL Entertainment, thrilled their fans with heartfelt music and stirred...

Sofia Coppola Net Worth And How Much She Made From Her Movies

If there was really anyone that fits the bill of Hollywood royalty, then Sofia Coppola wouldn't be too far off the mark. She is...

Kris Wolf – 5 Interesting Facts To Know About The Wrestler

Born in America but made in Japan, Kris Hernandez better known by her ring name Kris Wolf is a larger than life personality, an...

Where are The ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Cast Now and How Old are They? 

Shahs of Sunset is a documentary reality TV show which focused on the lifestyle of a group of wealthy Iranian-Americans living in Beverly Hills. When...

Recommended

Philip Mckeon Bio, Is He Married, Who is The Wife, Is He Gay? 

Like little stars, they dazzle on our screens and take our breath away with their undisputable talents. They are no other than child stars....

Juice Wrld Age, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Is He Dead?

Juice Wrld is a popular American rapper, singer and songwriter whose breakout song All Girls Are the Same scored him a $3 million record deal. Known for...

Vanna White Salary, Net Worth, Married, Children, Husband, Family, Bio 

Vanna White is an American actress and television personality best known to the world as the hostess of Wheel Of Fortune. She has been Wheel...

Pat Sajak Wife, Daughter, Family, Married, Kids, Bio, Net Worth, Salary

To many people, nothing paints a better picture of how influential Pat Sajak is than the recent case of a man who killed his elderly...

Tyrus (George Murdoch) – Bio, Married, Wife, Parents, Net Worth

Today, wrestling has taken another dimension in our society and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has never failed in bringing us so much entertainment –...

Get the Latest Gist, Profiles and Trends Straight To Your in your inbox

Related Stories