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William O'Leary (born October 19, 1957; age 62) played Sid Paulson during Season 7 of 24.

Biography and career Edit

William O'Leary was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1976, he graduated from Highland Park High School in Illinois and in 1982 earned an MFA at the Professional Actors Theatre Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He began his acting career performing in theater plays, and in 1986 made his Broadway Debut in the play Precious Sons.

The next year, he made his film debut appearing in Nice Girls Don't Explode. After that, he has appeared in films like Walker (with Keith Szarabajka and Xander Berkeley), Bull Durham, Lost Angels (with Jonathan Del Arco), Hot Shots! (with Ryan Cutrona), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (with Tony Todd and David Gianopoulos), Mad City (with Mia Kirshner and Lucinda Jenney), Daybreak (with Mark Kiely), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (with Regina King), Moola (with Doug Hutchison), and In My Pocket (with Glenn Morshower).

William has also appeared in shows like Crime Story (with Bill Smitrovich), Murder, She Wrote (with Tony Todd and Gregg Henry), NYPD Blue (with Ricky Schroder), CSI: Miami (with Rory Cochrane and Channon Roe), The Guardian (with Vicellous Reon Shannon), Numb3rs (with Peter MacNicol, Navi Rawat, and John Lacy), Law & Order: LA (with Tamlyn Tomita and Lucinda Jenney), Rizzoli & Isles (with Brian Goodman), and Love Bites (with Eric Bruskotter).

William has also been a regular in shows like Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, Karen Sisco (with Jaime Gomez), and Home Improvement.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • The Legend of Joan of Arc (2019)
  • Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)
  • In My Pocket (2011)
  • Soccer Mom (2008)
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Mad City (1997)
  • Hot Shots! (1993)
  • Bull Durham (1988)

Television appearances

  • NCIS (2019)
  • SEAL Team (2017)
  • Bosch (2016)
  • Hell Froze Over (2013)
  • Rizzoli & Isles (2011)
  • 24 (2009)
  • Without a Trace (2005)
  • The West Wing (2005)
  • CSI: Miami (2002, 2003)
  • Home Improvement (1994-1999)
  • Murder, She Wrote (1995, 1996)
  • Miami Vice (1988)
  • Crime Story (1987)

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