Dermot Mulroney

Active - 1986 - Present  |   Born - Oct 31, 1963 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Family & Personal Relationships

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American actor Dermot Mulroney is decidedly in tune with the 1990s: his film characters are often eccentric, unpredictable, and total strangers to personal hygiene. Curiously, when called upon to appear as a scruffy street kid in Where the Day Takes You (1992), Mulroney seemed a bit too squeaky-clean. An alumnus of Northwestern University, he first made moviegoers' acquaintance in 1988 with Sunset and as part of the Brat Pack western Young Guns. In the acclaimed Longtime Companion (1990), Mulroney played a collar-and-tie type who was still essentially an outsider due to the character's homosexuality and vulnerability to AIDS. Much of Mulroney's subsequent work has gone largely unseen, including the dismal Bad Girls (1994).

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  • Made his professional acting debut as Bill Bixby's son in the 1986 TV-movie Sin of Innocence.
  • Starred opposite his brother Kieran in 1991's Career Opportunities.
  • An accomplished musician, he played cello, guitar and mandolin with the band Low & Sweet Orchestra, which released an album in 1996 titled Goodbye to All That.
  • Made his directorial debut with 2011's Love Wedding Marriage.
  • Frequently sits in on composer Michael Giacchino's recording sessions for film scores, and can be heard on the score soundtracks for films like Mission: Impossible III and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.