Jason O'Mara

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Jason O'Mara
Jason O'Mara (cropped).jpg
O'Mara in 2015
Born (1972-08-06) August 6, 1972 (age 47)
NationalityIrish, American
CitizenshipIreland
United States
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
Paige Turco
(m. 2003; div. 2017)
Children1
RelativesRebecca O'Mara (sister)

Jason O'Mara (born August 6, 1972) is an Irish-American actor. He has starred in the American television network dramas In Justice, Life on Mars, Terra Nova, Vegas, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. O'Mara won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Siege of Jadotville.[1]

He is the voice actor for DC Comics' superhero Batman in the DC Animated Movie Universe.

Career[edit]

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 had lead roles in 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.[2]

He has starred as lead character Sam Tyler in the U.S. remake of the British series Life on Mars.[3] He also played Jim Shannon, the lead role in the 2011 Fox TV series Terra Nova.[2] He played Philip Marlowe in a 2007 pilot entitled Marlowe.

In both 2005 and 2008, O'Mara guest-starred on TNT's The Closer, playing the memorable role of Bill Croelick ("just plain Brenda!"), a charming and psychotic man with a fixation on fire.

O'Mara also guest-starred in the Criminal Minds season two episode "The Last Word" as a serial killer. O'Mara appeared in One for the Money as Joe Morelli. He also appeared on Vegas as Jack Lamb.[2]

O'Mara was cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman for the DC Universe Animated Original Movies shared universe of animated DC films based on The New 52. He has played the role in Justice League: War and Son of Batman and has reprised his role for several more films in the line, including Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and Batman: Bad Blood.[4][5]

O'Mara joined the cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he portrayed Jeffrey Mace, the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.[6]

In October of 2018 O'Mara joined the cast of The Man in the High Castle, where he portrays series regular Wyatt Price, a black market supplier of information to Juliana Crain about the comings and goings of alternate realities and their films.

Personal life[edit]

He married American actress Paige Turco in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Old Saybrook, Connecticut in September 2003. They have one child. In 2009, O'Mara became an American citizen.[7] The couple separated in May 2017 and Paige filed for divorce in June 2017.[8] She also sought sole legal custody of their son David and spousal support.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Summertime Father Pat
1996 Soldier Soldier Paramedic
1996 Space Truckers Chopper 3
1998 Peak Practice Billy Matters
1998 Berkeley Square Ned Jones
1999 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries Jake Hicks
2000 The Bill DCI/Det. Supt. Richard Pallister
2000–2002 Playing the Field Lee Quinn TV series
2001 Monarch of the Glen Fergal MacLure TV series
2001 The Cassidys Dominic
2001 High Stakes Greg Hayden
2001 Band of Brothers First Lieutenant Thomas Meehan III HBO Miniseries
2002–2003 The Agency Andrew Blake "A.B." Stiles TV series
2004 CSI: Miami Dr. Keith Winters 1 episode
2005–2008 The Closer Bill Croelick 2 episodes: "Fatal Retraction" & "Controlled Burn"
2006 Men in Trees Stuart Maxson
2006 Criminal Minds Mill Creek Killer 1 episode
2006 In Justice Charles Conti
2007 Resident Evil: Extinction Albert Wesker Loosely based on Resident Evil 5
2008 Grey's Anatomy Phillip Robinson 2 Episodes
2008–2009 Life on Mars Detective Samuel "Sam" Tyler TV series
Main Role
2009 Trust Me Stu Hoffman 1 Episode
2011 Terra Nova Jim Shannon TV series
2012 One for the Money Joe Morelli
2012–2013 Vegas Jack Lamb TV series
2013 The Good Wife Damian Boyle
2013 In a World... Mr. Pouncer
2014 Justice League: War Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2014 Son of Batman Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2015 Batman vs. Robin Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2015 Complications John Ellison TV series
2015 Sons of Liberty George Washington Miniseries[10]
2016 The Siege of Jadotville Sergeant Jack Prendergast
2016–2017 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Jeffrey Mace TV series[6]
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2017 Justice League Dark Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2018 The Man in the High Castle Wyatt Price TV series (Amazon Prime)[11]
Season 3
2018 The Death of Superman Bruce Wayne / Batman Animated film
2019 Reign of the Supermen Bruce Wayne / Batman Animated film
2019 Batman: Hush Bruce Wayne / Batman[12] Animated film
2020 Gods & Heroes Zeus TV series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFTA FILM & DRAMA NOMINEES 2017". Irish Film and Television Academy. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Jason O'Mara on IMDb
  3. ^ Jace at Televisionary (June 28, 2007). "Life On Mars Lands Actor Jason O'Mara As Lead". MTV. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Salce, Chris (January 14, 2015). "Jason O'Mara on Batman's Role in JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS, Kevin Conroy, and More!". Nuke the Fridge.
  5. ^ Manning, Shaun (October 19, 2015). "NYCC: Jason O'Mara & Gaius Charles Unite In "Batman: Bad Blood"". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (August 1, 2016). "'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Casts Jason O'Mara As New Director". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ Adams, Thelma (January 14, 2012). "Jason O'Mara on Risk Taking and Becoming an American Citizen". Parade.
  8. ^ "Paige Turco files for divorce from Jason O'Mara". Celebretainment. June 19, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.bramptonguardian.com/whatson-story/7379401-paige-turco-files-for-divorce-from-jason-o-mara/
  10. ^ "Jason O'Mara joins cast of History's 'Sons of Liberty' – EW.com".
  11. ^ Leano, Edward (June 23, 2017). "'The Man in The High Castle' Season 3: Jason O'Mara to Star in Amazon Series". The Christian Post.
  12. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (2019-03-27). "Batman: Hush Movie - Exclusive First Look Photo and Voice Cast News". IGN. Retrieved 2019-03-27.

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