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Colin O'Donoghue Biography

Birth Place:
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland

Fast Facts

  • Won the Best New Talent Award for the TV movie Home for Christmas (2002) at the inaugural Irish Film and Television Awards in 2003
  • Caught the attention of a Los Angeles agent after he appeared in an episode of Showtime's The Tudors that was filmed in Ireland
  • Attended exorcisms in Rome while researching his role as a seminary student in The Rite (2011), his debut Hollywood film
  • Signed on to play the recurring role of Captain Hook on Once Upon a Time, and the role was upgraded to series regular before his first episode aired
  • Plays guitar in a band called the Enemies


  • Con O'Donoghue -- Father
  • Arthur Dunne -- Grandfather
  • Anne Dunne -- Grandmother
  • Mary O'Donoghue -- Mother
  • Helen O'Donoghue -- Wife