Colin O'Donoghue

  • Birth Place: Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 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.


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


  • Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, Ireland