Jack Falahee

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Jack Falahee
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Born Jack Ryan Falahee
(1989-02-20) February 20, 1989 (age 29)[1]
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012–present
Television How to Get Away with Murder

Jack Ryan Falahee[2] (born February 20, 1989) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Connor Walsh on the ABC television legal drama How to Get Away with Murder, and for playing Frank Stringfellow on the PBS historical drama Mercy Street.

Early life[edit]

Falahee was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of a speech pathologist mother and a doctor father.[3][4] He is of Irish-Italian ancestry.[5] Growing up, Falahee attended a Catholic school described as rigorous.[5] He began acting while attending Huron High School.[6] In 2011, Falahee graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, where he studied acting and performed in a number of productions, including Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sondheim's Company.[7] His first screen acting job was in 2012, with a guest starring role in the comedy web series, Submissions Only. Also in that year he had the leading role in the short film Sunburn.[8] He also studied acting at the International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam.[1]

Career[edit]

Falahee made his television debut in 2013, with guest-starring role in The CW teen comedy-drama series, The Carrie Diaries, and later appeared on the short-lived NBC series, Ironside. He starred opposite Haley Lu Richardson and Mary McCormack in the Lifetime movie Escape from Polygamy, which premiered on August 24, 2013.[9] Falahee later had roles in a number of independent films, including Hunter, Blood and Circumstance and Slider. In 2014, he appeared in action-thriller Rage opposite Nicolas Cage and Aubrey Peeples.[10] Also in that year he had a recurring role of Charlie McBride on the ABC Family teen drama series, Twisted.[11] He also co-starred as Henri in the 2015 film Lily & Kat with Jessica Rothe and Hannah Murray.

On February 12, 2014, Falahee was cast in the series regular role of ABC legal drama series How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes.[12][13] The series stars Viola Davis as a law professor. Falahee plays the role of one of the five lead students, Connor Walsh,[14] alongside Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Matt McGorry and Karla Souza. The series premiered on September 25, 2014 with generally positive reviews from critics and 14 million viewers.[15]

Falahee is also on the PBS period drama Mercy Street, which premiered in January 2016 following the final season of Downton Abbey. He played Frank Stringfellow, a Confederate soldier scout during the Civil War.[16] The series' second season premiered January 22, 2017 with Falahee reprising his role as Stringfellow.

Philanthropy[edit]

On September 20, 2015, Falahee participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon and partnered with Disney to raise money for Los Angeles Children's Hospital's pediatric cancer research program. Falahee raised over $12,000 in donations for this cause.[17] Falahee also participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2016 and 2017 together with his team mates from ABC Karla Souza and Conrad Ricamora. He's also involved in the AKASA Community Outreach Project "that provides a diversified wellness curriculum in partnership with public schools in low-income communities throughout Los Angeles. Students learn about the process of growing, harvesting, sourcing and cooking food and examine their own neighborhood food system."[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sunburn Kevin Short film
2013 Campus Life Elliot
2013 Hunter Gavin
2014 Rage Evan
2014 Blood and Circumstance Danny Stabler
2014 Slider Parker Pierce
2015 Blowtorch Michael Vardi
2015 Untitled Ari Gold Project Jimmy
2015 Lily & Kat Henry
2016 Cardboard Boxer Leo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Submissions Only Clenched Student Episode: "The Growing Interconnectedness"
2013 The Carrie Diaries Colin Episode: "Hush Hush"
2013 Ironside Scott Dolan Episode: "Hidden Agenda"
2013 Escape from Polygamy Ryder Television film
2014 Twisted Charlie McBride 8 episodes
2014–present How to Get Away with Murder Connor Walsh Main role (all episodes)
2016–17 Mercy Street Frank Stringfellow 7 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jack Falahee - Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ http://ktla.com/2015/02/12/jack-falahee-on-the-success-of-htgawm/
  3. ^ "Jack Falahee". ABC. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jarett Wieselman. "Everything You Need To Know About "How To Get Away With Murder" Star Jack Falahee". BuzzFeed. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Jack Falahee on Murder, Petty Theft, and Throwing Up in Public". Details. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Hundley, Jessica (August 8, 2014). "Getting Away With It". Out. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Jessica Hundley (August 26, 2014). "Getting Away With It". Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Trailer For Sunburn". Vimeo. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Escape from Polygamy - Watch Lifetime Movies Online". myLifetime.com. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rising Star Jack Falahee Joins Nicolas Cage in 'Tokarev' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Stella Maeve Joins 'Chicago PD'; Nick Tarabay Cast In 'Believe'; 'Gang Related' & 'Twisted' Also Add Recurring". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "UPDATE: Jeffrey Nordling & Christina Chang In ABC's 'Sea Of Fire', Trio Cast In 'Murder'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  13. ^ "ABC Picks Up Shonda Rhimes Drama, Renews 'Resurrection' and 'Once Upon a Time'". TheWrap. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  14. ^ Laura Prudom (September 25, 2014). "'How to Get Away with Murder' Creator Peter Nowalk on Working with Shonda Rhimes, Diversity on TV". Variety. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  15. ^ Michael O'Connell (September 26, 2014). "TV Ratings: 'How to Get Away With Murder' Tops ABC's Winning Shonda Rhimes Block". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Emmy Breakout Jack Falahee on Toughest 'How to Get Away With Murder' Scene, Viola Davis and 36-Hour Binge Watch". TheWrap. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  17. ^ "Recap: 2015 Nautica Malibu Triathlon - Konnect Public Relations". Konnect Public Relations. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  18. ^ "Home". Akasa Community Outreach. Retrieved 2017-09-04. 

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