Robert Clohessy

Actor
A tall (6'2"), dark-haired, handsome and quietly charismatic Bronx native, Robert Clohessy had enough talent and appeal to go places in the entertainment business, but got stuck in short-lived TV clunkers along the road ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1958 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Blue Bloods 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Boy Meets World 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Love & War 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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A Most Violent Year 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Rose (Actor)

Sugar! 2014 (Movie)

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The Immigrant 2014 (Movie)

Immigration Official (Actor)

My Last Day Without You 2013 (Movie)

Scully (Actor)

The Place Beyond the Pines 2013 (Movie)

Chief Weirzbowski (Actor)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Nolan Drager (Jordan's Lawyer) (Actor)

Man on a Ledge 2012 (Movie)

Prison Guard (Actor)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

Police Sergeant (Actor)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

Veteran Cop (Actor)

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

Parade Cop (Actor)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Building Superintendent (Actor)

27 Dresses 2008 (Movie)

Dive Bartender (Actor)

Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe 2008 (Movie)

Detective Journell (Actor)

Priceless 2008 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

Jude's Father (Actor)

Damages 2007 (Tv Show)

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16 Blocks 2006 (Movie)

Cannova (Actor)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

FBI Agent KIng (Actor)

Oz 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

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100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

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Borough of Kings 2001 (Movie)

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Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

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High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Double Rush 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

Frank Gates (Actor)

Assault at West Point 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Couples 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Good Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Devlin 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Laurie Hill 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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One of the Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Sidewalk Stories 1989 (Movie)

Alley Tough (Actor)

Ohara 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Believers 1987 (Movie)

Diner Detective (Actor)

A Touch of Hope (TV Show)

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In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Show)

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Married to a Stranger (TV Show)

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The Great Mom Swap (TV Show)

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Biography

A tall (6'2"), dark-haired, handsome and quietly charismatic Bronx native, Robert Clohessy had enough talent and appeal to go places in the entertainment business, but got stuck in short-lived TV clunkers along the road to the top until he carved out his own niche with frequently sinister series guest work and a regular role as Officer Sean Murphy, one of the few genuinely likable characters on HBO's prison drama "Oz". The son of a police officer in the notorious 41st Precinct of the South Bronx, Clohessy relocated with his family to Rockland County in his late teens. Here he first took a stab at acting, his New York City-accented line delivery bringing down the house in a high school production of "Kismet". He found a love for the craft in his subsequent college years.

Relationships

John Clohessy

Father

Byron Clohessy

Son
born September 4, 1988

Myles Clohessy

Son
born in 1993

Catherine Erhardt

Wife

EDUCATION

State University of New York, Purchase

Purchase , New York 1981
alma mater of fellow "Oz" actors Edie Falco, Seth Gilliam and Kirk Acevedo

Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Suffern , New York
first became interested in pursuing an acting career

Milestones

2000

Co-starred in the Yale Repertory Theater presentation of George F Walker's "Heaven"

2000

Played a father who encourages his son's brutality on an episode of the NBC drama "Law & Order"

2000

Had a recurring role as a lawyer on the NYC-filmed daytime drama "One Life to Live" (ABC)

1999

Was a regular on the gritty HBO prison drama "Oz", playing Sean Murphy, a model corrections officer

1999

Acted in the fact-based TV movie "A Touch of Hope" (NBC)

1999

Played Mitch in the Hartford Stage production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

1998

Returned to NYC (date approximate)

1998

Guested on the NBC crime drama "Law & Order"

1997

Played the husband of a woman (Jaclyn Smith) who regresses to her teenage years and remembers nothing of their life together in the Family Channel TV-movie "Married to a Stranger"

1996

Had a two-episode recurring role on the CBS drama "Chicago Hope"

1995

Played a detective who is abusing his wife in a guest role on Tom Fontana's "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)

1994

Acted in the family feature "Angels in the Outfield"

1994

Was featured in the Showtime TV-movie "Assault at West Point"

1992

Was a regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Laurie Hill", playing the husband of the title character (DeLane Matthews)

1992

Featured in the crime drama "Devlin", aired on Showtime

1989

Had a cameo as a street tough in "Sidewalk Stories"

1989

Acted in a recurring role, playing a priest on the NBC series "Tattinger's"

1989

Starred on the sitcom "One of the Boys", playing a contractor who marries his bookkeeper (Maria Conchita Alonso)

1987

Made feature debut playing a detective in "The Believers"

1986

Was a regular on the final season of the groundbreaking police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

1986

Moved to Los Angeles to work in film and television (date approximate)

1975

Fought in the heavyweight division of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament in Madison Square Garden; lost bout and soon gave up competing

Starred as a brash young detective working with Pat Morita's intuitive lieutenant on the ABC police drama "Ohara" (ABC)

Raised in Bronx, New York

Acted in a high school production of "Kismet"; got laughs due to his Bronx-accented performance

Family relocated to New York's more suburban Rockland County

Acted in the feature "Brooklyn Sonnet" (lensed 1999), a drama about a young man who escapes his rough surroundings through acting

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