Derrick O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London, UK.  He has resided in California, USA since 1990.


A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Scottish National Theatre, O'Connor has performed many leading stage roles in Edinburgh, Stratford-on-Avon and London's West End.  • See Theater Resume Below •

Film & Television

His career includes numerous starring roles in U.S., British and Australian film and television.

American audiences have seen him in the films: Daredevil (2003), End of Days (1999), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989).  As well as TV guest appearances on:  Alias (2001), Tracey Ullman's Tracey Takes On... (1996) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).

British film credits include work with members of the Monty Python comedy team: Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985), Time Bandits (1981), The Missionary and Jabberwocky (1977), and Director John Boorman's Hope and Glory (1987), as well as Harold Pinter's Butley (1974).

Independent & Student Films

O'Connor supports independent filmmaking as an important platform for emerging talent. Projects have included The Stalking of Ernest Gorby (2016), Seascape (1994) and The First Vampire: Don't Fall for the Devil's Illusions (2004).

Other Film Credits

Writer, Director, Actor: Pint of Plain
Writer, Director, Actor: Moby Dick – The True Story

Theater Resume

Theatre | UK

Born Yesterday | Royal Court Theatre, Manchester
The Country Wife – Watford,
Government Inspector – Theatre Royal Lincoln
The Dumb Waiter

Royal Shakespeare Company | UK
Director Mike Leigh
Stratford, UK & Tour of Holland

The Knack
Elizabethan Anthology
Donmar Warehouse
The Irish Play

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Director Max Stafford Clark

Anna Lusa
Angels Over Your Grave
Comings & Goings

Brandeis University Festival

The Lunatic
The Secret Sportsman
The Women Next Door
Wrote & Directed: The Case of the Walking Policeman

Theatre Royal Edinburgh
Director Richard Eyre / Tour of Scotland, Director Jobe Stewart

The Taming of the Shrew
The Caretaker
Oh What a Lovely War
Terrible Jim Fitch

The Bush Theatre | London
Director Mike Bradwell

Ball Boys
The Great Caper (Hull Truck)
Terrible Jim Fitch

Mickery Theatre Amsterdam | Holland

Gilles De Rais

Royal Court | London

In Celebration
The Merry Go Round

Theatre | San Francisco

Producer/Director: Krapp's Last Tape/Malloy | North Beach
Producer: The People Show | Broadway Theatre
Director:  Rock Justice | written by Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane

Theatre | Los Angeles

The Dumb Waiter  | St. Stephens off Broadway