Christopher O’Dowd is a 43-year-old comedian and actor from Ireland. He starred as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, which aired for four seasons from 2006 to 2010.
He has also appeared in several films, including Gulliver’s Travels, Bridesmaids, Friends with Kids, Cuban Fury, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and The Cloverfield Paradox.
Where did Chris O’Dowd go to college and high school? Did Chris O’Dowd go to film school?
He received his high school education at St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School after which he enrolled at the University College Dublin to study politics and sociology.
O’Dowd honed his skills as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After his graduation from film school, he started auditioning for roles.
He was previously known to audiences in the UK for his roles in The IT Crowd, Roman’s Empire and The Year London Blew Up. In the Republic of Ireland, he starred in the RTÉ One drama The Clinic and Kerry Katona’s drama Showbands.