2 September 1970 |
Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
|Occupation||Actor, director, television presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Muddiman (m. 2005)|
Simon Delaney (born 2 September 1970) is an Irish actor, director and television presenter. He best known for appearances in a range of films and TV shows such as Bachelors Walk and Zonad and smaller roles in The Good Wife and Delivery Man.
Delaney was born in No 5 Limewood Road (his family home) in Raheny, Dublin on the 2 September 1970. His parents bought the house in 1966. His father was a printer, who worked for Smurfit's on the Tonlegee Road and was also part of show-bands in the 1960s. Delaney lived in the family home until 1994.
Delaney's early work includes being a "Ballydung Player" (one of the actors on A Scare at Bedtime). His first high profile role was for the RTÉ television series Bachelors Walk as one of three bachelors living together in a flat on the quays in Dublin, which ran from 2001 until 2003 to positive reviews as well as a Christmas special in 2006. He appeared as Grogan in On the Nose in 2001 along with Dan Aykroyd and Robbie Coltrane. He starred as the title character in the film Zonad by director John Carney. He gained increased prominence due to a high-profile part in the Tesco Mobile Ireland TV advertising campaign. From 2009 and 2013, Delaney played Bill O'Brien (the Dad) in the cartoon mockumentary of Roy, the BAFTA winning, Irish television series about a cartoon boy [Roy].
In October 2011, Delaney played an Anglo-Hiberno Lawyer in CBS's The Good Wife. In January 2012 he is due to appear in the upcoming US series Touch'. In September 2012, he appeared in new comedy series Moone Boy on Sky One.
He played, Victor, the brother of the lead Vince Vaughn, in the 2013 film, The Delivery Man. In 2014, he played the role of Tom Crews in Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie. He has also made appearances in the fourth and fifth series of Sky1 sitcom, Trollied playing the role of Brendan O'Connor. He also toured with Mrs. Brown's Boys in July 2015 in their live show How Now Mrs Brown Cow playing the role of Dermot whilst Paddy Houlihan was on paternity leave.
He was a judge on the RTÉ reality show Fame: The Musical. In February 2011, Delaney hosted the 8th Irish Film and Television Awards. He also hosted the 9th Irish Film and Television Awards in February 2012.
|1998||Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog||Soldier 1|
|2000||The Black Suit||Molloy's Barman|
|2000||When the Sky Falls||Sparks bouncer|
|2000||Saltwater||Bouncer Two Darren|
|2000||David Copperfield||Traddles Sr.|
|2000||Paths to Freedom||Prison officer|
|2000||An Everlasting Piece||Orderly|
|2000||Coolockland||Sgt. Barney Measures|
|2001||Custer's Last Stand Up||Security guard|
|2001||On the Enge||Man in Pub|
|2001||On the Nose||Grogan|
|2001||Disco Pigs||Ticket Cashier|
|2001||The Seventh Stream||Reverend|
|2003||Hornblower: Loyalty||French Midshipman|
|2004||The Halo Effect||Eddie|
|2004||Spin the Bottle||Keith|
|2005||The Last Furlong||Diogo Bernardo Furlong|
|2006||The Commander: Blacklist||Tony Leighton|
|2006||What If||Kevin Green|
|2006||Amazing Grace||Young Parliamentary Officer|
|2007||The Basket Case||Dell Sweeney|
|2009||Zonad||Liam Murphy / Zonad|
|2009||Father & Son||George|
|2009||Happy Ever Afters||Dessie|
|2011||This Must Be the Place||Jeffery|
|2011||Every Second Sunday||Gordon|
|2011||The Good Wife||Timothy Ash Brannon|
|2013||The Fall||Jerry McElroy|
|2013||Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa||Don|
|2013||Father Figure||Roni Broad|
|2014||Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie||Tow Crews|
|2014||Moone Boy||Gerry Bonner|
|2015||Salt 'n' Vinegar||Frank Cassoni|
|2016||The Conjuring 2|