Jason O'Mara

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Jason O'Mara
Jason O'Mara 2011.jpg
Jason O'Mara, May 2011
Born (1972-08-06) August 6, 1972 (age 41)
Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Paige Turco (2003–present; 1 child)
Children David O'Mara

Jason O'Mara (born August 6, 1972) is an Irish actor. He has starred in the American television network dramas In Justice, Life on Mars, Terra Nova and Vegas.


O'Mara performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company. His theatre work in London and Dublin included The Jew of Malta and Popcorn, and he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 at the Irish Theatre Awards for his portrayal of John in Neil LaBute's Bash.

He appeared in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming in London and Dublin as well as Lincoln Center in New York. He has also starred in several other series, including The Agency, Band of Brothers, Monarch of the Glen, High Stakes, Playing the Field, The Bill, Berkeley Square, and Reach for the Moon.

He has starred as lead character Sam Tyler in the U.S. remake of the British series Life on Mars. He also played Jim Shannon, the lead role in the 2011 Fox TV series Terra Nova.

O'Mara also guest-starred in the Criminal Minds season two episode "The Last Word" as the Mill Creek Killer, a serial killer who is in competition with the Hollow Man, a serial shooter played by Scott Michael Morgan.

He appeared in the movie One for the Money in the lead role, Joe Morelli.

O'Mara appears in the CBS drama Vegas as Jack Lamb, the younger brother to the protagonist Ralph Lamb. The series premiered on September 25, 2012.

Personal life[edit]

O'Mara was born and raised in Killiney in south Dublin, Ireland, where he attended St Michael's College, a Catholic private boys school. He was planning on becoming a professional rugby player until an injury forced him to focus his attention elsewhere.

He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a degree in drama. He married American actress Paige Turco in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, in September 2003. They have one child, David. O'Mara became an American citizen in 2009.


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