O'Halloran at the Florida Supercon, June 2015.
December 20, 1969|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Brian Christopher O'Halloran (born December 20, 1969) is an American actor best known for his roles in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse films. He played Dante Hicks in Smith's debut film Clerks and its 2006 sequel, Clerks II. He has also made appearances in most of Smith's films, either as his Clerks character Dante Hicks or one of Dante's cousins.
O'Halloran was born in Manhattan, New York City, and lived in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey since the age of 13. A first-generation Irish-American, both his parents emigrated from Ireland. His father died when O'Halloran was 15 years old.
O'Halloran is the lead actor in the 2000 film Vulgar, about a small town clown who is traumatized after he is attacked during one of his performances. Writer/director Bryan Johnson wrote the lead specifically with O' Halloran in mind.
He has worked on theatre productions since high school. He has said on the subject of doing theatre:
|“||Oh, yeah. It's the best training you can do, as an actor. To be in front of a live audience. There's no 'Stop, wait, oh geez, what was that line again?' It just sharpens your reflexes. It sharpens your interaction. And it definitely sharpens your memory because you have to know an entire show from beginning to end.||”|
|Chasing Amy||Executive Jim Hicks|
|1999||Dogma||Grant Hicks||as Brian Christopher O'Halloran|
|2000||Clerks: The Animated Series||Dante Hicks||voice-only|
|Vulgar||Will Carlson/Flappy/Vulgar||as Brian Christopher O'Halloran|
|2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Dante Hicks||as Brian Christopher O'Halloran|
|Drop Dead Roses||Shawn||as Brian C. O'Halloran|
|2002||The Flying Car||Dante Hicks|
|2003||Moby Presents: Alien Sex Party||Clerk|
|2006||Clerks II||Dante Hicks|
|The Junior Defenders||Mitch Stone||originally titled Groupies; its principal photography occurred in February–March 1997.|
|2008||The Happening||Jeep Driver|
|Hooking Up||Dr. Jordan|
|2011||Pokémon: Black & White||Mr. Garrison||Episode 694: Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!|
|2012||Cry for Revenge||TBA|
|2015||Shooting Clerks||Elis Heimermann||Also associate producer and special thanks|
|2017||Right Before Your Eyes||John McCann|
- Cahillane, Kevin. "For the Stars of 'Clerks,' It's Take Two". The New York Times. July 16, 2006. Accessed February 15, 2011. "Mr. O'Halloran, a resident of Old Bridge since age 13, has not had to go the McJob route."
- Filichia, Peter. "Brian O'Halloran goes from 'Clerks' to 'The Crucible'", The Star-Ledger, July 23, 2010. Accessed March 26, 2011.
- "Interview with Brian O'Halloran". View Askew. February 2, 1998. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
- Filichia, Peter. "Brian O'Halloran goes from 'Clerks' to 'The Crucible'", The Star-Ledger, July 23, 2010. Accessed December 2, 2010. "Although he now lives on Staten Island..."
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