In honor of St Patrick’s Day… here are our favorite actors and actresses of Irish descent
We start off with a tv legend, Patrick Duffy on DALLAS . And here is something cool, his birthday is March 17..happy birthday bobby aka patrick
Oscar winner for Lincoln Daniel Day Lewis is also a native of the emerald isle
Once teen sweetheart , Shannon Doherty of 90210 is also irish.
The former super spy , Pierce Brosnan, is native Irish.
Actress Anne Meara is as well. She played Steve’s mom on Sex and the City. Here she is with her hilarious husband the one and only Jerry Stiller. They have a famous son, Ben.
Archie Bunker aka the late actor Carroll O Connor
the late singer and actor Bing Crosby is best known for the Christmas song White Christmas. I am also distantly related to him.
his daughter Mary will go down in tv history as the woman who shot JR.
Chicago native , Stephen Colbert was a student at Northwestern and was recently honored by Lookingglass Theatre
Another boy from the Windy City, Sean Patrick Hayes, famous for playing Jack on “Will and Grace.”
Megan Mullally was his partner in crime as Karen Walker.
Rosie O Donnell , has done it all television, movies and stage
First known as Chandler from “Friends” Matthew Perry has some Irish in him as well. Now he makes us laugh as Ryan King on NBC’s hilarious hit “Go On”
Courteney Cox has it in her as well. She played the neurotic Monica, but now she is queen of the cul de sac on TBS’ “Cougar Town.”
Here are the Baldwin brothers, Daniel , Stephen , and big bro Alec who was best known as Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock”
Neil Patrick Harris is legend -wait for it – dary as man whore Barney on “How I Met Your Mother.”
Allyson Hannigan is so sweet as Lily on “HIMYM” as well
Laura Innes played the big boss on classic show “ER”
Another Irish Oscar winner, George Clooney got his start on “ER” as Dr Doug Ross
Maura Tierney was on “ER” as well. Now she is on “The Good Wife” with another ER alum, Julianna Marguilles
Kevin Connolly was described as a leprechaun by Ari on “Entourage”
He has to be the most handsome irish man on television, Patrick Dempsey stars on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr Derek Shepherd
Irish and Italian is the lovely Ellen Pompeo as the troubled Dr Meredith Grey on GA.
Katherine Heigl played the heroic Dr Izzy Stevens as well.
She went from Seattle to LA, Kate Walsh was Dr Addison Montgomery on “Private Practice.” She is also an alum of the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston.
Joan and John Cusack are alums of Piven as well. John is the best friend of Jeremy Piven.
Nathan Fillion charms as Richard Castle on ABC’s hit “Castle”
Molly Quinn plays his grown daughter, Alexis
and Seamus Dever plays one of his partners in crime, Kevin Ryan
Aren’t they the most adorable Irish couple you will ever see .It’s Darren Criss and Chris Colfer as Blaine and Kurt on GLEE
Chitown’s own Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hoffsteder on mega hit “The Big Bang Theory ” on CBS.
Kaley Cuoco is the love of his life , Penny
John C McGinley was the hilarious and cynical Dr Perry Cox on “Scrubs”
and Neil Flynn was hilarious as the “Janitor” Now he is on the ABC Comedy “The Middle.”
Youngstown native Ed O Neil played the ultimate man on “Married With Children” Now he stars on ABC’s “Modern Family.”
handsome movie star , Aidan Quinn
Chris O Donnell stars on CBS ‘s “NCIA LA”
Another delicious irishman, Colin Farrell
TBS Funny man Conan O Brien
the wild and crazy SNL alum Molly Shannon
and who is that peering from those shades ? why it’s Horatio Caine of “CSI Miami” or David Caruso
Happy St Pat’s from Chitownstarconnections. And let’s be careful out there.