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Pat O'Brien (William Joseph Patrick O'Brien)

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Biography

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman Catholic O'Brien considered entering the seminary to study for the priesthood, but although he often played a Father, Monsignor or Bishop, he never actually followed through and entered the seminary. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Steve Porter

Consolation Marriage 1931

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Character: Jimmy

Virtue 1932

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Character: Duke Talbot

Air Mail 1932

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Character: 'Scrapper' Thornhhill

Flirtation Walk 1934

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Character: Terry Riley

I've Got Your Number 1934

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Character: Rush Blake

Twenty Million Sweethearts 1934

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Character: 'Spot Cash' Cutler

I Sell Anything 1934

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Character: Jake L. Lee

Ceiling Zero 1936

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Character: Capt. Stephen Jameson

San Quentin 1937

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Character: Red Blayd

Slim 1937

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Character: James Aloysius O'Malley

The Great O'Malley 1937

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Character: 'Butch' Rogers

Submarine D-1 1937

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Character: Jerry Connolly

Angels with Dirty Faces 1938

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Character: J.C. Benson

Boy Meets Girl 1938

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Character: Steve Case

Torrid Zone 1940

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Character: Warden Long

Castle on the Hudson 1940

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Character: Ian 'Hap' O'Connor

Flowing Gold 1940

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Character: Chief Michael 'Mike' Mallory

The Navy Comes Through 1942

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Character: Maj. Chick Davis

Bombardier 1943

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Character: Francis William 'Frank' / 'Cav' Cavanaugh

The Iron Major 1943

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Character: Maj. Steve Lockhart

Marine Raiders 1944

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Character: Gramp Fry

The Boy with Green Hair 1948

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Character: Ernest 'Texas' Conway

Jubilee Trail 1954

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Character: Bart Crosbie

Kill Me Tomorrow 1957

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Character: Chinese Restaurateur

The Road to Hong Kong 1962

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Character: Capt. Oren Hayes

The Over-the-Hill Gang 1969

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Character: Actor 'Angels with Dirty Faces'

The American Film Institute Salute to James Cagney 1974

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Character: Col. Buchanan

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978

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Character: District Attorney Hightower

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Himself - Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Lt. V. Keever

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Himself - Cameo

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself

Over Easy 1977

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Character: Ed Talbot

Climax! 1954

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Character: Mac 'Fergie' Ferguson

McCloud 1970

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Character: Big Jim Rawlins

Banyon 1971

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Character: Inspector Dan Zarilla

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Actor in 'Slim'

Fonda on Fonda 1992

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Character: Det. Vincent Ricks

The People Against O'Hara 1951

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Character: Assemblyman Raymond J. O'Riordan

Slattery's People 1964

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Character: Uncle Jerome Van Meter

Hazel 1961

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