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Peter O'Byrne

My story as an actor began in 2002 when I enrolled as a student in the Introduction to Drama class at The Gaiety School of Acting. Seventeen years on I now teach the Intro class at The Gaiety School, and in addition to a career as a professional actor, I am also an Improvisation and presentation skills coach, voice over artist, comedian, and drama facilitator. 


I have been fortunate to have landed roles in a number of iconic Irish TV shows like Fair City, Killinaskully, The Clinic, and Daimo & Ivor, and have performed at The Gate Theatre and in Anu Theaters award the winning site specific works, Laundry, and The Boys of Foley Street.   


In 2003 I was fortunate to be a co-founder of The Craic Pack Comedy Improv where we performed as resident comedy group every Friday night in The Bankers Bars for the next thirteen years. Over this time I also founded The Bankers Stand Up Comedy Club and played as resident Emcee for seven years. As comedian and improviser I have performed in clubs and festivals across Ireland. In 2018 I performed my one man Improv show, Tumble Turn Moments, as part of the Irish Improv Festival. 

In 2018/19 my adventure continues with Independent film This Day. Filming on location in Kilkenny, I'm playing the central character "Steve" who struggles with life and faces some big decisions to look after the future of his family. This is my biggest challenge, and opportunity as an actor to-date. Tackling the subject of suicide and mental health in modern Ireland is proving quite an experience, Patrick Kenny's script is taking it head on and exposing it for the monster it truly is.

Please see more details of my various workshops, voice overs, showreels etc by clicking through my site menu. 

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