Damian O'Hare was born on 13th August 1977 in Belfast. Throughout his childhood, he participated in various stage productions and radio plays. At the age of 18, he moved to London and attended LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

He has since worked on stage frequently: "The Magic Toyshop", Peter Gill's "Small Change", the West End production of "The Countess", "The Revenger's Tragedy" and Frank Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath", in which he played Tom Joad. In 2011, he performed in "Double Feature" at the National Theatre Paintframe, London.

Damian has also made various guest appearances on popular TV shows; "Ultimate Force", "Foyle's War", "Red Cap", "P.O.W.", "The Bill", "Doctors" and "Casualty" to name but a few.

He became known to a wider audience thanks to his excellent portrayal of the slightly buffoonish Lt. Gillette in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", a role he reprised in 2010 in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". The dramatised documentary "Titanic: Birth of a Legend" in which he played ill-fated shipbuilder Thomas Andrews was also very successful.

Damian joined the cast of ITV1's hospital drama series "The Royal" as a regular in 2008, and his portrayal of Dr. Nick Burnett quickly made him a fan favourite. In "Taking the Flak", a mockumentary about a team of journalists reporting from a fictional war in Africa on BBC2, Damian played BBC cameraman Rory Wallace.

In 2012; Damian starred next to Kevin Costner in "Hatfields & McCoys", the #1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable television history.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Damian O'Hare appeared in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", and played recurring character Declan Toole in season three of AMC's Western period drama "Hell on Wheels".

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