Skip O'Brien

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Skip O'Brien
Born Bernard Francis O'Brien
August 20, 1950
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died April 6, 2011(2011-04-06) (aged 60)
Hazlet, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–2008
Spouse(s) Susanne Bordeaux (2 children)

Bernard Francis "Skip" O'Brien (August 20, 1950 – April 6, 2011) was an American actor. Although he appeared in such films as 1997's Liar Liar and 2007's The Hitcher, he is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Detective Ray O'Riley from 2000–2003 on the American television show CSI.

O'Brien was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up on the Jersey Shore in Union Beach. After serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War he graduated from Brookdale Community College in 1980. O'Brien spent his career in television and film living in California then moved to Hazlet, New Jersey in 2010. He died on April 6, 2011, at the age of 60.[1]


  1. ^ Staff. "Skip O'Brien: Obituary", Asbury Park Press, April 8, 2011. Accessed August 9, 2012. "Born Bernard Francis O'Brien in Jersey City, Skip moved to Union Beach as a young boy, and lived there until he entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968. After graduating from Brookdale College in 1980, he moved to California to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.... He relocated to Hazlet in 2010 to be close to his family."

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