Chris O’Dowd is an Irish actor. His acting career started in the early 2000s, debuting in the British film Conspiracy of Silence. That same year, he also became known for playing Brendan Davenport on the Irish series The Clinic. In 2005, he starred in the movie Festival, for which he won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film. He next starred in the films The Boat That Rocked and Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel. From 2006 to 2010, he also became recognized for starring as Roy Trenneman on the British sitcom The IT Crowd. In the 2010s, he starred as Sean Murphy on the Irish sitcom Moone Boy. He currently stars as Miles Daly on the American show Get Shorty. He has also had some notable roles on the big screen, such as playing Officer Rhodes in Bridesmaids, Ronnie in This Is 40, Richard in Thor: The Dark World, and Franklin Portman in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.