$50 says you won’t know this actor’s name

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You should because he’s been around a long time. In fact, looking through his IMDB profile would suggest he’s starred in every TV show since YEAR DOT. Star Trek, Remmington Steele, Moonlighting, Macgyver and The Simpsons. Not to mention movies. His roles in Con-Air, Under Siege and Die Hard 2 would suggest he has a penchant for hijacking plots, but he also plays wonderful down-to-earth characters inspired by Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy: The Committments, The Van and The Snapper.

This morning on our radio show we spoke with him about ONE CHANCE, the true life story of phone-salesman-turned-singer Paul Potts. Having never watched an episode of Britain’s Got Talent, the man pictured initially thought he be whisked off to Cambodia to play the former leader of the Khmer Rouge. Alas, he would stay in Britain and become Paul’s father Roland, a man set in his ways and very much against any son of his becoming a singer. This wasn’t a stretch for the Irishman in the photo as his own father reacted similarly when he said he was set to become an actor. ‘(You f-cking what?).

So, do I keep my $50?

A. Legendary Irish actor Colm Meaney.

But you knew that…


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