Pat Shortt

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Pat Shortt
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Pat Shortt
Born (1966-12-12) 12 December 1966 (age 47)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Medium Television, film, stand-up
Nationality Irish
Notable works and roles D'Unbelievables
Father Ted

Pat Shortt (born 12 December 1966) is an Irish actor, comedian and entertainer.[1] His role in the 2007 film Garage led to him receiving the IFTA for Best Actor.


Main article: D'Unbelievables

Shortt starred alongside Jon Kenny in three series of D'Unbelievables: the first, entitled "D'Video", was a live random sketch show; the second, entitled "D'Telly", featured Shortt and Kenny playing various characters (albeit primarily two brothers who run a shop together); the final series, entitled "D'Mother", in which Kenny's character oversaw the running of a public house alongside his "mother" (who was later revealed to be his father, in a role played by Shortt). One character played by Shortt was Dan Clancy, known for telling "his stories". He later appeared as one of the main characters in the spin-off Killinascully.

Father Ted[edit]

Main article: Father Ted

Shortt played the role of Tom, a crazy man, in Father Ted. His character maintained a unibrow and was attired in a shirt bearing the slogan "I shot JR".


Main article: Garage (film)

He starred in the 2007 film Garage, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Shortt won the Best Actor award at the 2008 IFTAs for his performance in this film. In 2008, An Post issued a postage stamp featuring Pat Shortt, as Josie, in the film Garage.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shortt jointly wins Evening Standard gong". RTÉ Arts (RTÉ). 2 February 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Warren, Brian (Spring 2009). "That Was the Year That Was–2008 (part 1)". The Revealer (Seminole, FL: Éire Philatelic Association) 58 (4): 63. ISSN 0484-6125. 

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