Simon Delaney

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Simon Delaney
Born (1970-09-02) 2 September 1970 (age 45)
Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actor, director, television presenter
Years active 1997–present
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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]


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].

Delaney appeared in the Irish version of genealogy TV series Who Do You Think You Are?, which was broadcast on RTÉ One on the 19 October 2009.

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.[2] He also hosted the 9th Irish Film and Television Awards in February 2012.[3]

Since 2015, he has co-hosted Saturday AM on TV3, alongside Anna Daly.


Year(s) Title Role
1998 Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog Soldier 1
1999 Dogsbody Ger
2000 The Black Suit Molloy's Barman
2000 When the Sky Falls Sparks bouncer
2000 Saltwater Bouncer Two Darren
2000 Rat Bookies Manager
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 Ballykissangel Jonno Jackson
2001 On the Enge Man in Pub
2001 On the Nose Grogan
2001 Disco Pigs Ticket Cashier
2001 The Seventh Stream Reverend
2001–06 Bachelors Walk Michael
2003 Hornblower: Loyalty French Midshipman
2003 The Actors Ronnie
2003 Mystics Feargal
2003 Intermission Bill
2004 The Halo Effect Eddie
2004 Pulling Moves Wardrobe
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
2009–13 Roy Bill
2009 Father & Son George
2009 Happy Ever Afters Dessie
2010 Rewind Tony
2011 This Must Be the Place Jeffery
2011 Every Second Sunday Gordon
2011 The Good Wife Timothy Ash Brannon
2012 Touch Niles Borne
2013 The Fall Jerry McElroy
2013 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Don
2013 Begin Again Lawyer
2013 Father Figure Roni Broad
2013 Delivery Man Victor
2014 Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie Tow Crews
2014– Trollied Brendan O'Connor
2014 Moone Boy Gerry Bonner
2015 Spiders Trap
2015 Salt 'n' Vinegar Frank Cassoni
2016 The Conjuring 2


  1. ^ "Time and Place: Simon Delaney". The Sunday Times. 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Simon Delaney to Host 2011 IFTAs". 23 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Delaney returns as IFTAS host". RTÉ Ten (Raidió Teilifís Éireann). 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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