Gavin O'Connor

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
A sensitive soul lurking inside a six-foot-two-inch he-man, Gavin O'Connor wrote and produced fellow Long Islander Ted Demme's directorial debut, the short film "The Bet" (1992). The following year, he portrayed Drill ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1963 in Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Titanic: Blood and Steel 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fifty Dead Men Walking 2009 (Movie)

Officer White/RUC Officer (Actor)

The Tudors 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eden 2008 (Movie)

Dessie (Actor)

The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Mad About Mambo 2000 (Movie)

Seamus (Actor)

When the Sky Falls 2000 (Movie)

Young Detective (Actor)

This Is My Father 1999 (Movie)

Town Lad (Actor)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

Jack Ranson (Actor)

The Informant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Drill Man (Actor)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

Rookie Cop (Actor)
Director (10)

Jane Got a Gun 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Accountant 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Americans 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Comfortably Numb 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

American Standoff 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Sunny and 68 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (10)

The Accountant 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elvis and Anabelle 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Speed of Life 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Slaughter Rule 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mule Skinner Blues 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Bet 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunny and 68 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (9)

Brothers...Blood Against Blood 2015 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "Warrior") (Source Material)

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Comfortably Numb 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

American Standoff 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bet 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sunny and 68 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

A sensitive soul lurking inside a six-foot-two-inch he-man, Gavin O'Connor wrote and produced fellow Long Islander Ted Demme's directorial debut, the short film "The Bet" (1992). The following year, he portrayed Drill Man in Demme's feature directing debut, "Who's the Man?." After writing and helming the short "American Standoff" (1994), which aired on PBS, the Independent Film Channel and multiple foreign TV stations, O'Connor made his own feature co-writing and directing debut with "Comfortably Numb" (1995), a smartly mounted flick with no star power and a storyline about the moral dilemmas facing a Connecticut preppie-turned-NYC prosecutor. Unfortunately, the script's descent into a telepic-style chronicling of heroin addiction undercut the quality look of the film. After screenings at Cannes and the Boston Film Festival, "Comfortably Numb" was relegated to the shelf. To counteract this disappointment, O'Connor opted for the stage, producing, writing and starring in the Off-Off-Broadway play "Rumblings of a Romance Renaissance" (1997), learning a little bit more about actors and acting from the inside while experiencing the immediate gratification of an audience's response.

Relationships

Father
Divorced from O'Connor's mother opened up a private investigation company after retiring from the NYC police force

Mother
Divorced from O'Connor's father

Greg O'Connor

Brother
Twin brother produced "Comfortably Numb" (1995) and "Tumbleweeds" (1999)

Angela Shelton

Wife
Married from 1994-1996 co-wrote "Tumbleweeds" (1999) with Gavin and acted in Gavin's feature writing-directing debut, "Comfortably Numb" (1995)

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Milestones

2008

Directed (also co-wrote) the crime drama "Pride and Glory" starring Colin Farrell and Edward Norton

2004

Produced and directed first mainstream film "Miracle"; based on the US hockey team's victory in the 1980 Winter Olympics

1999

Co-wrote (with then-wife Angela Shelton) "Tumbleweeds"; also directed, co-produced (with Demme) and co-starred

1998

Founded Final Cut Features with twin brother Greg

1997

Produced, wrote and starred in the off-off-Broadway play "Rumblings of a Romance Renaissance"

1995

Feature co-writing and directing debut, "Comfortably Numb"

1994

Wrote and directed the short "American Standoff" (aired on PBS)

1993

Played Drill Man in Demme's feature directing debut, "Who's the Man?"

1992

Wrote and produced Ted Demme's directorial debut, the short film "The Bet"

Raised on Long Island in New York

Bonus Trivia

.

On his film "Tumbleweeds" (1999) being labeled a 'chick flick': "I never thought that I was making a women's film, which people keep telling me I did. I said I would have approached it the same exact way if I was making a film about a father and son. To me, it's about people. With the exception of certain times of the month, I don't think men and women are that different. I really don't." - O'Connor to Time Out New York, Nov. 25-Dec. 2, 1999

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