Was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth in 1992 and surgery for the condition left him unable to speak properly and with an impediment. Nevertheless, he resumed his acting career. A stroke suffered in 2000 left him further impaired but he persevered again and returned to the screen in the Irish comedy "Sweet Dancer".
Began his career on stage at the Project Arts Center in Dublin in the 1970s.
Dublin-born Irish actor known for his role as Padraig O'Kelly in the BBC series "Ballykissangel".