Colin Arthur O’Donofeu is an Irish actor and singer. He was born on 26 January 1981 to a Roman Catholic family in Drogheda, County Loth, on the east coast of Ireland. He has acted in many fantasy and thriller films. He debuted as Michael Kovac (protagonist) in the horror-thriller film The Right (2011) opposite Anthony Hopkins (Father Lucas). He is best known for playing Captain Killian ‘Hook’ Jones in the TV series Once Upon a Time. Prior to his acting career, he was a member of The Enemies (2003–2013), an Irish band he co-founded in 2002. Unfortunately, he had to leave the band to pursue his acting career. He was also in the theater which paved a way for him to Hollywood.
Once Upon a Time is a fantasy adventure American TV series that aired as a total of 7 seasons from 2011 to 2018. It’s basically a show with a different fantasy story in each season. Season 3 was based on the famous children’s story Peter Pan. O’Donoghue did a great job portraying Captain Hook. He took tips and classes from David Hoffman, the world-renowned Captain Hook cast. Prior to his Hollywood debut, Colin was already a well-known and established Irish actor. He won several awards and gained popularity as a country actor. He was awarded the 2003 Irish Film and Television Award for “Best New Talent” for his role as Norman in “Home for Christmas”.
He appeared as Duke Philip of Bravia in an episode of the third season of The Tudors (BBC 2007–2010). In 2011, he played Michael Kovac, a skeptical seminary student. He travels to Italy to further his research where he meets Father Lucas (cast by Anthony Hopkins), a well-known exorcist. Soon Michael learns that he must strengthen his faith in God to fight the forces of evil.
In December 2018, O’Donoghue was cast in the Netflix series-heart strings’,
As a musical artist, Colin was a member of a famous band in Ireland called The Enemies. It consisted of a total of five members, which was officially formed in 2003 by Colin and his close friend Ronan McQuillan. He played guitar and wrote back vocals. The band released their debut album EP on 7 March 2011. The band also worked on the ‘5BY20’ project for Coca-Cola. In 2013, the band released their second studio album titled ‘Embark, Embrace’. Sadly, Colin had to give up his music profession in order to claim his fame in Hollywood.
Colin attended several theaters to hone his acting skills. Aoife and Isobel, The Dream of a Summer Day, Eclipse, Othello, Sky Road, and What the Dead Want.
She was nominated for People’s Choice Awards in 2014 and Teens’ Choice Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and won one in 2016. He won the Irish Television and Film Award for Best New Talent in 2003.
Colin was born and raised in Drogheda by his Christian parents. His family is a strong believer in Christianity. His upbringing included the respective beliefs and traditions of a proper Roman Catholic community. Colin did his early schooling from local schools and later joined the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin to learn the nuances of the performing arts. He completed two years of a program in acting and during that time, was a part of several plays and did other acts to keep up. He also went to Paris for some time to learn French. He was fond of music since childhood and took singing lessons from his brother. He also jammed with his brother to learn guitar.
family and marital status
Colin was born to Conn O’Donoghue and Mary O’Donoghue. His maternal grandparents are Anne and Arthur Dunne. He married Helen O’Donoghue in 2009 shortly after his appearance in The Tudors. Helen is a school teacher. They have been a couple since the age of eighteen and have two children together as of 2022: Evan James O’Donoghue (son) and Millie O’Donoghue (daughter). He also has a brother, Alan O; Donoghue who was his childhood music mentor.
The beautiful blue-eyed star stands at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). Their average weight is 80+ kg. His hair is dark brown. They have a prominently visible diamond shaped jawline.
|Date of birth||26 January 1981|
|birth place||Drogheda, Ireland|
|height||5 feet 11 inches|
|family||father: con o donoghue
Mother: Mary O’Donoghue
Brothers): Alan O’Donoghue
|wife husband||Helen O’Donoghue (m. 2009)|
|College||Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin|
|Educational Qualifications||not known|
|hair color||dark brown|
|net worth||USD 2 million (approx)|
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