Eric O'Brien


Height: 5’ 9”

Hair: Red

Eyes: Blue

Playing age: 24-29

Singing voice: Main-Stream Pop


Selected Theatre Experience: For Saoire, Stor, ITFolds, Sure Thing, Romeo & Juliet, Angel Meadow, The Boys of Foley Street

Selected Film Experience: Nightmare of My Choice, Slan Agus Beannacht, Emily’s Song

Selected TV Experience:  Centenary - 1916 Celebrations, Ireland’s Greatest Bank Robberies, If Those Lips, Love Is The Drug

Selected Advertising Experience: Simon Community, Jameson, Lidl, NUI Maynooth, Irish Rail


Accents: Dublin (North & South), Northern Irish, Rural Irish, English (RP, North London, Manchester), and American Dialects


Qualifications and Training

  • B.A. in Performing Arts, Dundalk IT (2009-12)



Guitar, Singing, Driver License, Football, GAA, Swimming, Cycling, Public Speaking, and Lead Singer in a band.



Eric was born in Drogheda, Co Louth and started started acting when he was nine years old. He has been involved with several stage schools and was cast as the lead in an award winning short film ‘Emily’s Song’ in 2006. Eric then began focusing all his efforts on a career as an actor. As a teenager, he developed a close relationship with his local theatre company Upstate Theatre Company, performing in several theatrical productions. He recently returned to perform with the company in a show he co-devised ‘Evensong’. Having graduating in 2012 with a BA in Performing Arts, Eric now lives in Dublin and has performed in several large theatrical productions. When not acting, Eric dedicates his time to writing new works (the first of which will be performed as part of the Show In A Bag initiative at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival).