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Colin Arthur O'Donoghue (born January 26, 1981 in Drogheda, Ireland) is an Irish actor and musician. He is best known for his role portraying Captain Killian "Hook" Jones in the TV Series Once Upon a Time and for portraying Michael Kovak in the The Rite.

Works that he has appeared in:

  • Rebel Heart (2001) as Rowe
  • Home for Christmas (2002) as Norman Quested
  • Call Girl (2003) as Brendan
  • Love Is the Drug (2004) as Peter
  • Proof (2005) as Jamie
  • Fair City (2005) as Emmet Fitzgerald
  • 24/7 (2006) as Nick
  • The Clinic (2006 — 2008) as Conor Elliott
  • Wild Decembers (2009) as Young Guard
  • The Tudors (2009) as Duke Philip of Bavaria
  • The Euthanizer (2009) as Ben
  • The Rite (2011) as Michael Kovak
  • Identity (2011) as John Bloom
  • Storage 24 (2012) as Mark
  • Once Upon a Time (2012 — 2018) as Captain Hook/Killian Jones and Wish Hook/Rogers
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  • The Dust Storm (2016) as Brennan
  • Carrie Pilby (2017) as Professor Harrison
  • Trollhunters (2018) as Douxie
  • What Still Remains (2018) as Peter
  • Heartstings (2019) as JJ Sneed
  • The Right Stuff (2020) as Gordon Cooper


  • Acting for Two: He played Captain Hook/Killian Jones for six seasons before playing the Wish Realm version for most of Season Seven.
  • Fake American: He's played an American character in quite a few of his works.
  • Pretty Boy: It says a lot about the fact that Hook's character was promoted from a character destined to appear in a single episode to a regular character (right after he finished filming that episode), because the producers immediately predicted that Colin's attractiveness would make incredibly popular the character.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is 5'10'', has raven hair and deep blue eyes and it's no secret that many female (and male) fans of Ouat find him the most attractive male character by far.


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