Tim O'Malley (actor)

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Tim O'Malley
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Born (1957-06-26) June 26, 1957 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Theatre director
Years active 1980–present

Tim O'Malley (born June 26, 1957) is an American actor and playwright, director living in Chicago. He is a Core Faculty Member at The Second City Training Center. He is most recognizable as Patrick, the bartender in Return to Me.'



O'Malley started in show business as a singer. He studied Acting and Improvisation with Del Close for two and a half years as well as with Don DePollo, Bernie Sahlins, Keith Johnstone, Sheldon Patinkin and Alexander Technique with Ed Bouchard in Chicago.

He was hired by Joyce Sloane for The Second City in 1986. Toured for 2 years with The Second City Touring Company. Then became a member of The Second City Resident Company (89' - 93') where he wrote and performed in four Mainstage revues at Second City alongside Steve Carell, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Joel Murray, and Bob Odenkirk and David Pasquesi.

He teaches at The Second City Training Center in Chicago, where he has been a Core Faculty Member since 1996. He also teaches at The Comedy Shrine in Naperville Illinois.

O'Malley wrote his first play in 2003, an auto-biographical play titled Godshow, which sold out for its four years of runs at The Second City Chicago and at I.O. Theater Chicago. O'Malley and Godshow were featured on WTTW's Artbeat Chicago with Phil Ponce, it was the Chicago Reader's Critic's Pick twice, and was number 2 in The Sun-Times "Top Ten Cool Things to Do".

Godshow is a comic/tragic play about O'Malley's struggles with addiction, his quest for success, and faith. He has been sober for 20 years because of God

Tim can be seen performing now and then appearing with Chicago improv Veterans and comedy troupes around Chicago. Tim is also directing several Chicago based comedy troupes who are performing at various Chicago comedy venues. As well as conducting improvisation workshops from his original syllabi in Chicago and around the country.

Early life[edit]

O'Malley grew up in the Beverly neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. He is number 10 of 11 children. Started his singing career at Catholic Mass.

O'Malley attended grammar school at Christ the King, high school at Morgan Park, and college at SIU. He discovered his career path in acting in 1980 after a long search and many changed majors.


  • Shift (2006) .... Marc/Homicidal Maniac
  • Black Days (2005) .... Mr. Holbert
  • Bad Meat (2004) .... Kooky Scientist
  • The Widower (2001) .... Toby
  • Return to Me (2000) .... Patrick


External links[edit]

Tim O'Malley Resume at Casting Networks *[1]

WGN Radio Interview with Rick Kogan 2015 [2]

Article Chicago Tribune *[3]*

Northwestern Indiana Times Article *[4]*

Tim O'Malley at Facebook [5]

Link to Resume Citations at The Second City *[[1]]

  1. ^ http://www.secondcity.com/people/chicago/tim-omalley/