O'Halloran at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
|Born||) December 20, 1969
Manhattan, New York
|Years active||1994 - Present|
Brian Christopher O'Halloran (born December 20, 1969) is an American actor best known for his roles in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse films, notably as Dante Hicks in Smith's debut film Clerks and its 2006 sequel, Clerks II. Aside from this, he has made small appearances in most of Smith's films, either as his Clerks character Dante Hicks or one of Dante's cousins.
O'Halloran was born in Manhattan, New York City, and lived in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey since the age of 13. A first-generation American, both his parents emigrated from Ireland. His father died when O'Halloran was 15 years old.
He has worked on theatre productions since high school. He has said on the subject of doing theatre:
|“||Oh, yeah. It's the best training you can do, as an actor. To be in front of a live audience. There's no 'Stop, wait, oh geez, what was that line again?' It just sharpens your reflexes. It sharpens your interaction. And it definitely sharpens your memory because you have to know an entire show from beginning to end.||”|
Since Clerks, O'Halloran has primarily been a stage actor, working with the Boomerang Theatre Company, the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Tri-State Actors Theatre, among others.
|1995||Mallrats||Gill Hicks, Suitor #3|
|1997||Chasing Amy||Executive Jim Hicks|
|1999||Dogma||Grant Hicks||as Brian Christopher O'Halloran|
|2000||Clerks: The Animated Series||Dante Hicks||voice-only|
|2000||Vulgar||Will Carlson/Flappy/Vulgar||as Brian Christopher O'Halloran|
|2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Dante Hicks||as Brian Christopher O'Halloran|
|2001||Drop Dead Roses||Shawn||as Brian C. O'Halloran|
|2002||The Flying Car||Dante Hicks|
|2003||Moby Presents: Alien Sex Party||Clerk|
|2004||Clerks: The Lost Scene||Dante Hicks|
|2006||Clerks II||Dante Hicks|
|2007||Brutal Massacre: A Comedy||Jay|
|2007||The Junior Defenders||Mitch Stone||originally titled Groupies; its principal photography occurred in February–March 1997.|
|2008||The Happening||Jeep Driver|
|2008||Hooking Up||Dr. Jordan|
|2011||Pokémon D/P: Sinnoh League Victors||Sinnoh League Announcer||voice-only (Lily of the Valley Conference)|
|2012||Cry for Revenge||TBA|
|2013||Clerks III||Dante Hicks|
- Cahillane, Kevin. "For the Stars of 'Clerks,' It's Take Two". The New York Times. July 16, 2006. Accessed February 15, 2011. "Mr. O'Halloran, a resident of Old Bridge since age 13, has not had to go the McJob route."
- Filichia, Peter. "Brian O'Halloran goes from 'Clerks' to 'The Crucible'", The Star-Ledger, July 23, 2010. Accessed March 26, 2011.
- "Interview with Brian O'Halloran". View Askew. February 2, 1998. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
- Filichia, Peter. "Brian O'Halloran goes from 'Clerks' to 'The Crucible'", The Star-Ledger, July 23, 2010. Accessed December 2, 2010. "Although he now lives on Staten Island..."