Pat O'Brien

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 65
William Joseph Patrick O'Brien was an American film actor with more than 100 screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American characters and was referred to as "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence" in the press. One of the best-known screen actors of the 1930s and 1940s, he played priests, cops, military figures, pilots, and reporters. read more

William Joseph Patrick O'Brien was an American film actor with more than 100 screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American characters and was referred to as "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence" in the press. One of the best-known screen actors of the 1930s and 1940s, he played priests, cops, military figures, pilots, and reporters. He is especially well-remembered for his roles in Knute Rockne, All American (1940), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), and Some Like It Hot (1959). He was frequently paired onscreen with Hollywood legend James Cagney. O'Brien also appeared on stage and television.

Birth Name

William Joseph Patrick O'Brien

Born

Saturday, 11 November 1899

Died

Saturday, 15 October 1983

Actor Filmography

The China Hustle Actor in black & white film clip 2018
One Rogue Reporter Hildy Johnson 2014
Access Hollywood 2006
White Heat: Top of the World (archive footage) 2005
The Insider 2004
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself 2003
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years Self 2001
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995
American Masters Self 1986
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) / Self 1983
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The China Hustle Actor in black & white film clip 2018
One Rogue Reporter Hildy Johnson 2014
Access Hollywood 2006
White Heat: Top of the World (archive footage) 2005
The Insider 2004
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself 2003
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years Self 2001
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995
American Masters Self 1986
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) / Self 1983
James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy 1981
Ragtime Delphin 1981
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1980
Scout's Honor Mr. Caboose 1980
WKRP in Cincinnati Col. H. Buchanan 1978
The End Ben Lawson 1978
Billy Jack Goes to Washington President of the Senate 1977
Happy Days Uncle Joe 1974
Tenafly Avery 1973
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Dr. Miller 1972
Adventures of Nick Carter Hallelujah Harry 1972
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Attorney 1971
Parkinson Self 1971
Banyon Big Jim Rawlins 1971
Alias Smith and Jones Hayfoot Stockton 1971
The Phynx Pat O'Brien / Pat O’Brien 1970
McCloud Mac Ferguson 1970
It's Your Bet Self 1969
Bracken's World Self 1969
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Emory 1969
The Barbara McNair Show Self 1969
The David Frost Show Self 1969
The Over-the-Hill Gang Capt. Oren Hayes / Captain Oren Hayes 1969
Allen Ludden's Gallery Self 1969
Della Self 1969
It Takes Two Self 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
Town Tamer Judge Murcott 1965
Branded Phineas T. Barnum 1965
That Regis Philbin Show Self 1964
Slattery's People Assemblyman Raymond J. O'Riordan 1964
Kraft Suspense Theatre Inspector Dan Zarilla, Lt. John Curwood 1963
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre District Attorney Hightower, Otto Mead 1963
The Match Game Self - Team Captain, Himself - Team Captain 1962
Going My Way Frank McCaffey 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Virginian Doc Bigelow, J. Jimerson Jones 1962
The Road to Hong Kong Chinese Restaurateur 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Self - Co-Host, Himself - Actor, Self - Actor, Himself - Co-Host 1961
Hazel Uncle Jerome Van Meter 1961
The Dick Powell Theatre Clerk 1961
The Best of the Post Mike 1960
Harrigan and Son James Harrigan Sr. 1960
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
Some Like It Hot Detective Mulligan 1959
The Last Hurrah John Gorman 1958
Target Daniels 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Playhouse 90 Sheriff Kyle Bickford 1956
Telephone Time Dan Jennings 1956
Inside Detroit Gus Linden 1956
Crossroads Father Edmund Boyle, Father Edward Sullivan, Father Jim, Father Patrick O'Neil 1955
Science Fiction Theatre Dr. Walter Arnold 1955
Stage 7 Dan Jennings 1955
The Star and the Story Larry Johnson 1955
The Magical World of Disney Abner Therman, Self 1954
Climax! Police Lieutenant Moore, Police Lieutenant, Ed Talbot 1954
Shower of Stars Self - Cameo 1954
Studio 57 Al Richards, Capt. Frank Brodie, Jay Breen 1954
Ring of Fear Frank Wallace 1954
Jubilee Trail Ernest 'Texas' Conway 1954
The United States Steel Hour Jim 1953
General Electric Theater Major Irish 1953
The Ford Television Theatre Richard Brown, Spud Malone, Lt. V. Keever 1952
This Is Your Life Self 1950
I've Got a Secret Self - Guest 1952
Okinawa Lt. Cmdr. Hale 1952
Schlitz Playhouse John Wentworth 1951
The Red Skelton Hour the Sheriff 1951
The People Against O'Hara Det. Vincent Ricks / Vincent Ricks 1951
Criminal Lawyer James Edward Reagan / James 'Jimmy' Regan 1951
The Fireball Father O'Hara 1950
Showtime, U.S.A. Self 1950
All Star Revue Himself - Cameo 1950
Lux Video Theatre Captain Barnaby, Charley Hackett, Eddie Gorman, George Morrell, Joe Crandall, Tim Larkin 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self - Actor, Self 1950
Johnny One-Eye Martin Martin 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Ken Murray Show Self 1950
A Dangerous Profession Joe Farley 1949
The Fred Waring Show Self 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Boy with Green Hair Gramp / Gramp Fry 1948
Studio One Mike Waterson 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Himself - Actor, Himself - Comedian, Himself 1948
The Milton Berle Show Self - Actor 1948
Fighting Father Dunne Father Peter J. Dunne 1948
Riffraff Dan Hammer 1947
Blow Ups of 1947 Himself 1947
Crack-Up George Steele 1946
Perilous Holiday Patrick Nevil 1946
Man Alive Michael O'Flaherty 'Speed' McBride 1945
Having Wonderful Crime Michael J. Malone 1945
Front Row Center Dan Packard 1945
Secret Command Sam Gallagher 1944
Marine Raiders Maj. Steve Lockhart 1944
His Butler's Sister Martin Murphy 1943
The Iron Major 'Cav' Cavanaugh / Francis William 'Frank' 1943
Bombardier Maj. Chick Davis / Chick Davis 1943
The Navy Comes Through Chief Michael 'Mike' Mallory 1942
Flight Lieutenant Samuel J. 'Sam' Doyle 1942
Two Yanks in Trinidad Tim Reardon 1942
Broadway Dan McCorn 1942
Breakdowns of 1941 Self 1941
Knute Rockne All American Knute Rockne 1940
Flowing Gold Ian 'Hap' O'Connor / Hap O'Connor 1940
Escape to Glory Mike Farrough 1940
Torrid Zone Steve Case 1940
'Til We Meet Again Steve Burke 1940
Castle on the Hudson Warden Long / Warden Walter Long 1940
The Fighting 69th Father Duffy 1940
Slightly Honorable John Webb 1939
The Night of Nights Dan O'Farrell 1939
Indianapolis Speedway Joe Greer 1939
The Kid from Kokomo 'Square Shooting Murph' Murphy / William Jennings 'Billy 1939
Off the Record Thomas 'Breezy' Elliott / Thomas "Breezy" Elliott 1939
Swingtime in the Movies Pat O'Brien 1938
Angels with Dirty Faces Jerry Connolly 1938
Garden of the Moon John Quinn 1938
Boy Meets Girl J.C. Benson / J. Carlyle 'J.C.' Benson 1938
Cowboy from Brooklyn Roy Chadwick 1938
Out Where the Stars Begin Pat O'Brien 1938
Women Are Like That Bill Landin 1938
Breakdowns of 1938 Himself / Pat O'Brien (Back in Circulation / Women Are Like That / Cowboy from Brooklyn outtakes) 1938
Submarine D-1 'Butch' Rogers / Butch Rogers 1937
Back in Circulation Bill Morgan 1937
Slim Red Blayd 1937
San Quentin Captain Stephen Jameson / Capt. Stephen Jameson 1937
The Great O'Malley James Aloysius O'Malley / James Aloysius 'Jim' / 'Jimmy' O'Malley 1937
Breakdowns of 1937 Himself / Self 1937
Breakdowns of 1936 Himself / Self 1936
China Clipper Dave Logan 1936
Public Enemy's Wife Lee Laird 1936
I Married a Doctor Dr. William P. Kennicott 1936
Ceiling Zero Jake L. Lee 1936
A Dream Comes True Self 1935
Things You Never See on the Screen Self 1935
Stars Over Broadway Al McGillevray 1935
Page Miss Glory Click Wiley / Dan 'Click Wiley 1935
The Irish in Us Pat O'Hara 1935
Oil for the Lamps of China Stephen Chase 1935
In Caliente Larry MacArthur 1935
Devil Dogs of the Air Lieut. Brannigan 1935
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio Self 1935
Flirtation Walk 'Scrapper' Thornhhill / "Scrapper" Thornhhill 1934
I Sell Anything 'Spot Cash' Cutler / Spot Cash Cutler 1934
Here Comes the Navy Biff Martin 1934
The Personality Kid Ritzy McCarty / Ritzy 1934
Twenty Million Sweethearts Rush Blake 1934
Gambling Lady Charlie Lang 1934
I've Got Your Number Terry Riley 1934
College Coach Coach Gore 1933
Bombshell Jim Brogan 1933
Bureau of Missing Persons Butch Saunders / Detective Butch Saunders 1933
The World Gone Mad Andy Terrell 1933
Destination Unknown Matt Brennan 1933
Laughter in Hell Barney Slaney 1933
Air Mail Duke Talbot 1932
Virtue Jimmy Doyle 1932
Flaming Gold Ben Lear 1932
American Madness Matt / Matt Brown 1932
The Strange Case of Clara Deane Frank Deane 1932
Scandal for Sale Waddell 1932
The Final Edition Sam Bradshaw / Sam 'Brad' Bradshaw 1932
Hell's House Matt Kelly 1932
Consolation Marriage Steve Porter 1931
Flying High Sport Wardell 1931
Personal Maid Peter Shea 1931
The Front Page Hildy Johnson 1931
Crimes Square Marty 1931
Honor Among Lovers Conroy 1931
Compliments of the Season Police Detective 1930

Producer Filmography

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