Donald O'Brien

Donald O'Brien

  • Born on
    • September 15th, 1930
  • Died on
    • November 29th, 2003
Donal "Donald" O'Brien (September 15, 1930) is a French-born Irish film and television actor. In his near 40-year career, O'Brien appeared in dozens of stage performances and in more than 60 film and television productions. O'Brien was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, raised in both Northern France and Dublin, Ireland with his family, and made his feature film debut in 1953 with Anatole Litvak's war drama Act of Love. He studied acting in Dublin and initially joined the Gate Theatre at age 19 before making the transition to film several years later. O'Brien's performance in The Train (1964), in which he played an SSFeldwebel, led to his first breakout role in Grand Prix (1966) starring alongside James Garner and Eva Marie Saint.


Acting (18 Credits)

1990Quest for the Mighty Sword as Gunther
1988Ghosthouse as Valkos
1986Hands of Steel as Professor Olster
1986The Name of the Rose as Pietro d'Assisi
1984I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 as Monk
19832020 Texas Gladiators as Black One
1980Zombie Holocaust as Dr. Obrero / Dr. Butcher (US version)
1978The Inglorious Bastards as SS Officer
1978Silver Saddle as Flertcher
1977Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals as Donald McKenzie
1977A Man Called Blade as Burt Craven
1976Keoma as Caldwell
1975The Four of the Apocalypse... as Sheriff of Salt Flat
1968Run, Man, Run as Daniel Cassidy
1967The Night of the Generals as Plotting German Officer (uncredited)
1966Grand Prix as Wallace Bennett
1964The Train as Schwartz
1964Weekend at Dunkirk as L'officier anglais

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