Jack Reynor Biography


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Birth Name: Jack Reynor
Born: 01/23/1992
Birth Place: Colorado, USA


Born Jan. 23, 1992 in Colorado, Reynor was the son of human rights activist Tara O'Grady and nephew of actor Paul Raynor, a supporting player in U.K. features and television. While still in preschool, Reynor moved with his family to Humphrystown, County Wicklow, Ireland with his family. There, he fell in love with the movies, watching Hollywood features like "Die Hard" several times a day. In 2000, he made his first appearance in Kevin Liddy's drama "Country," on which he impulsively talked his way into moving up from extra to a bit player role as an altar boy. The experience cemented his interest in acting, which he pursued through appearances in student productions at Belvedere College in Dublin. Reynor returned to filmmaking in 2010 with an appearance in the Hallmark Channel TV-film "Three Wise Women," a romantically-themed variation on A Christmas Carol.

In 2012, he had his first major movie role as a young man caught up in a home invasion in director Kirsten Sheridan's improvised drama "Dollhouse." The year proved to be a watershed for Reynor, thanks largely to his star turn as a privileged young man who commits a terrible crime in "What Richard Did" (2012). Festival screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival led to a contract with the William Morris Agency and the attention of Steven Spielberg, who cast Reynor in a supporting role in the Dreamworks comedy "The Delivery Man" (2013), a comedy vehicle for Vince Vaughn. More significantly, his performance in "What Richard Did" inspired director Michael Bay to cast Reynor as the lead opposite Mark Wahlberg in "Transformers 4," which reportedly marked the launch of a new trilogy for the science fiction-action franchise. The casting news boosted Reynor's profile overnight, elevating him to leading man status on an international scale.

By Paul Gaita




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