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Donald O'Brien was born on September 15, 1930 in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Donal O'Brien. He is an actor, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Zombie Holocaust (1980) and A Man Called Blade (1977). See full bio »

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Known For

The Name of the Rose Pietro d'Assisi
Zombie Holocaust Dr. Obrero / Dr. Butcher (US version)
A Man Called Blade Burt Craven


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 1994 Honey Sweet Love...
 1993 Sparrow
 1992 Frankenstein 2000
 1991 The Sect
Justice Jonathan Ford
 1990 Quest for the Mighty Sword
Gunther (as Donal O'Brien)
 1990 Una vita scellerata
Bernardino, l'ermita (as Donald O'Brian)
 1989 Mortacci
Archibald Williams
 1988 Ghosthouse
Valkos (as Donald O'Brian)
 1986 The Name of the Rose
Pietro d'Assisi (as Donal O'Brian)
 1986 Hands of Steel
Prof. Olster
 1984 The Panther Squad
 1984 I guerrieri dell'anno 2072
Monk (as Donal O'Brian)
 1983 2020 Texas Gladiators
Black One (as Donal O'Brien)
 1980 Un uomo da ridere (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Richard (as Donal O'Brien)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Richard (as Donal O'Brien)
 1980 Zombie Holocaust
Dr. Obrero / Dr. Butcher (US version)
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Roman Soldier
 1980 Flying Sex
Mr. Slider
 1979 Images in a Convent
 1979 Tough to Kill
Major Hagerty (as Donal O'Brien)
 1978 Silver Saddle
Fletcher (as Donal O'Brien)
 1978 The Inglorious Bastards
SS Commander of Convoy (as Donald O'Brian)
 1977 Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century
Sgt. Stricker
 1977 Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
Donald McKenzie
 1977 A Man Called Blade
Burt Craven
 1977 Kakkientruppen
 1976 Keoma
Caldwell (as Donald O'Brian)
 1975 Giochi erotici di una famiglia per bene
Professor Riccardo Rossi
 1975 The Four of the Apocalypse...
Sheriff of Salt Flat
 1974 Challenge to White Fang
Liverpool (as Donal O'Brien)
 1973 Sei bounty killers per una strage
Frank the Irishman
 1973 Sex of the Witch
Inspector (as Donal O'Brien)
 1973 The Executioner of God
 1972 God Is My Colt .45
Collins (as Donal O'Brien)
 1972 Two Brothers in Trinity
Lester O'Hara (as Donal O'Brian)
 1971 Paid in Blood
Lee Rast (as Donal O'Brien)
 1971 Finders Killers
Jack Forest (as Donal O'Brien)
 1971 The Last Traitor
Captain Ned Carter (as Donal O'Brien)
 1968 Se te lo raccontassi (TV Mini-Series)
 1968 Run, Man, Run
Nathaniel Cassidy (as Donal O'Brien)
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Plotting German Officer (uncredited)
 1966 Grand Prix
Wallace Bennett (as Donal O'Brien)
 1966 Kiss Me General
Le capitaine Carruthers
 1966 L'homme de l'Interpol
 1966 A Matter of Resistance
American Officer (uncredited)
 1965 Three Rooms in Manhattan
Cook At The Diner
 1965 Cloportes
Un visiteur de la galerie
 1965 Hail, Mafia
Mafia Thug (as Daniel O'Brien)
 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk
L'officier anglais
 1964 The Train
Sergeant Schwartz (as Donal O'Brien)
 1963 L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête (TV Series)
- Voir Paris et mourir (1963) ... Dalton (as Donal O'Brien)
 1962 The Trial of Joan of Arc
English Priest (uncredited)
 1962 Tales of Paris
Un touriste américain (segment "Ella")
 1961 Dynamite Jack
 1961 Saint-Tropez Blues
L'Américain du yacht
 1960 The Wretches
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Quicksand (1951)
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Alternate Names:

Donald O'Brian | Donal O'Brian | Daniel O'Brien | Donal O'Brien

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Son of a former Irish member of the U.S. cavalry. He was born in France, where his father had retired. Made most of his career in Italy, mostly as a character actor in spaghetti westerns and B-actioners of various sorts.

Was in 1980 the victim of an accident which left him half paralyzed. He partially regained his mobility and continued acting nonetheless, although his parts were now limited. See more »

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