Milo O'Shea

Milo O'Shea

Highest Rated: 100% Ulysses (1967)

Lowest Rated: 13% Opportunity Knocks (1990)

Birthday: Jun 2, 1926

Birthplace: Dublin, Irish Free State

Milo O'Shea bears the distinction of placing Jane Fonda in something called an "Ex-sex-sive Machine" and playing the organ-like device until she nearly explodes with physical pleasure. In "Barbarella," a science fiction film famous for its tongue-in-cheek excesses, Milo O'Shea's deliciously hammy portrayal of villain Durand-Durand in this particular scene may take the top prize. However, O'Shea has also demonstrated the ability to shine in more reserved roles. These include the part of Friar Laurence in the 1968 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and the unsympathetic Judge Hoyle in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict," the tale of a self-loathing lawyer's last chance at redemption. Twenty years later, O'Shea donned the black robes of a judge once again with several guest star appearances as the ailing liberal Chief Justice Roy Ashland on "The West Wing." In addition to a successful career in film and television, O'Shea has also made his mark on stage. He received his first of two Tony nominations for his performance in "Staircase," Broadway's first serious portrayal of life as a gay man. He even met his wife through the theater, eventually marrying Irish thespian Kitty O'Sullivan after working with her on a production of "My Fair Lady."

Highest rated movies

Romeo and Juliet
Theatre of Blood
The Playboys
The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Verdict
Only the Lonely




No Score Yet 40% Mystics Locky (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 50% Puckoon Sgt. McGillikuddie (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Vote Justice Harlan Greene (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonglow Peter Berner (Character) - 1999
50% 70% The Matchmaker Dermot O'Brien (Character) $3.4M 1997
No Score Yet 69% Murder in the Heartland Clem Gaughan (Character) - 1993
92% 54% The Playboys Freddie (Character) $4.9M 1992
64% 50% Only the Lonely Doyle (Character) $19.9M 1991
13% 47% Opportunity Knocks Max (Character) $10.1M 1990
53% 61% The Dream Team Dr. Newald (Character) $26.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel in Green Father Mahon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Vows Monsignor Casey (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Hero Abner Bevis (Character) - 1987
92% 88% The Purple Rose of Cairo Father Donnelly (Character) - 1985
88% 88% The Verdict Judge Hoyle (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger Higgins (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 29% The Pilot Doctor O'Brian (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Miracles Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 35% Arabian Adventure Khasim (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 40% Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Brisly (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Dr. Stanislaus Lotaki (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Professor Popper's Problems Professor Crabbit (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steptoe and Son Ride Again Doctor Popplewell (Character) - 1973
94% 81% Theatre of Blood Inspector Boot (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loot...Give Me Money, Honey! Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet And No One Could Save Her Patrick Dooley (Character) - 1972
57% 87% Sacco and Vanzetti Fred Moore (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 63% The Angel Levine Dr. Arnold Berg (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paddy Harry Redmond (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 35% Loot Mr. McLeavy (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adding Machine Mr. Zero (Character) - 1969
74% 56% Barbarella Durand Durand (Character) - 1968
95% 74% Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence (Character) - 1968
100% 67% Ulysses Leopold Bloom (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Put It in Writing Danny O'Toole (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 58% Carry on Cabby Len (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Other Eden Pat Tweedy (Character) - 1959


75% 95% The West Wing Chief Justice Roy Ashland (Guest Star) 2003-2004
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
67% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
93% 93% Frasier Dr. Schachter (Guest Star) 1995
87% 93% Cheers Uncle Roger (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Frank Atkins (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 100% Beauty and the Beast Evan Brannigan (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Buddy Rourke (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jennifer Slept Here Unknown (Guest Star) 1984