uploaded 02/10/2020

James O'Donoghue

Actor, Model, Voice Over, Presenter, Performer

File No : 1134

Playing Age : 15-18 years
Actual Age : 17 Years
Gender : Male
Hair Colour : Blonde
Eye Colour : Brown
Height :
Build : Slim
Hair Length Mid Length
Ethnicity White/Caucasian
Native Language : English
Native Accent : Irish (South Dublin / neutral)
Region / County:
Region / County: Dublin
Other Atributes :
Photo Video Audio Files


James currently plays the role of "Callum" in RTE's 6-part drama 'SMOTHER'. He previously played series regular "Ben Fahey" in FAIR CITY. He played the role of "Young Mix" in the ITV drama "THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN" adapted from the novel by Ruth Rendell and "Timmy" in the Hallmark feature film 'THREE WISE WOMEN' starring Fionnula Flanagan, Hugh O'Connor and Amy Huberman.

James has lots of professional theatre experience, playing "Norman" in THE WAKE at the Abbey Theatre, "Young Hindley" in WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Gate Theatre 2015), "Morten" in 'AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE' (Gate Theatre 2014) and the title role of 'OLIVER!' at the National Concert Hall Dublin.

He has also appeared in sketches for 'CALLAN'S KICKS' and 'THE REPUBLIC OF TELLY' on RTE. He has been featured in tv commercials for McDONALDS, KODAK and has done voice-overs for the CRACKING MATHS PROGRAMME and the audiobook EXTINCTION (Gill and Macmillan). Commercials include McDonalds, Kodak test commercial and voice overs for the Cracking Maths Programme and audiobook EXTINCTION (Gill and Macmillan).

James was born in San Francisco, but has grown up in Ireland which means he holds both Irish and U.S. passports.


Type Production Role Director Prod Co. Year
Television SMOTHER Callum Daithí Keane RTE 2021
Television FAIR CITY Ben Fahey RTE 2010-2016
Theatre THE WAKE Norman Annabelle Comyn The Abbey Theatre 2016
Musical OLIVER! Oliver National Concert Hall, Dublin 2015
Theatre WUTHERING HEIGHTS Young Hindley Michael Barker-Caven Gate Theatre 2015
Voice-Over EXTINCTION The Fighter Gill & McMillan 2015
Television CALLAN'S KICKS - "Wreck It Reilly" Featured Boy James Cotter RTE 2014
Theatre AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Morten Wayne Jordan Gate Theatre 2013
Television THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN Young Mix Declan Recks ITV 2012
Feature Film THREE WISE WOMEN Timmy Hallmark Channel 2011
Commercial McDONALD'S (Family Time) Featured Boy Red Rage Films 2010
Commercial KODAK Test Commercial Boy National Film School 2010


English (fluent)

Show Reels

Duration : 12 Min 27 Sec
Description :
A selection of scenes from 'FAIR CITY' featuring James O'Donoghue as "Ben Fahey"
McDonald's "Family Time" Commercial
Duration : 30 Sec
Description :
James plays the lead role in this tv commercial for McDonald's.