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Born: June 10, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A tall (6'2"), dark-haired, handsome and quietly charismatic Bronx native, Robert Clohessy had enough talent and appeal to go places in the entertainment business, but got stuck in short-lived TV clunkers along the road to the top until he carved out his own niche with frequently sinister series guest work and a regular role as Officer Sean Murphy, one of the few genuinely likable characters on HBO's prison drama "Oz". The son of a police officer in the notorious 41st Precinct of the South Bronx, Clohessy relocated with his family to Rockland County in his late teens. Here he first took a stab at acting, his New York City-accented line delivery bringing down the house in a high school production of "Kismet". He found a love for the craft in his subsequent college years.

A tall (6'2"), dark-haired, handsome and quietly charismatic Bronx native, Robert Clohessy had enough talent and appeal to go places in the entertainment business, but got stuck in short-lived TV clunkers along the road to the top until he carved out his own niche with frequently sinister series guest work and a regular role as Officer Sean Murphy, one of the few genuinely likable characters on HBO's prison drama "Oz". The son of a police officer in the notorious 41st Precinct of the South Bronx, Clohessy relocated with his family to Rockland County in his late teens. Here he first took a stab at acting, his New York City-accented line delivery bringing down the house in a high school production of "Kismet". He found a love for the craft in his subsequent college years.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Arthur (2011)
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 Tower Heist (2011)
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 All Good Things (2010)
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 27 Dresses (2008)
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Raised in Bronx, New York
1975:
Fought in the heavyweight division of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament in Madison Square Garden; lost bout and soon gave up competing
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Family relocated to New York's more suburban Rockland County
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Acted in a high school production of "Kismet"; got laughs due to his Bronx-accented performance
1986:
Moved to Los Angeles to work in film and television (date approximate)
1986:
Was a regular on the final season of the groundbreaking police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)
1987:
Made feature debut playing a detective in "The Believers"
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Starred as a brash young detective working with Pat Morita's intuitive lieutenant on the ABC police drama "Ohara" (ABC)
1989:
Acted in a recurring role, playing a priest on the NBC series "Tattinger's"
1989:
Starred on the sitcom "One of the Boys", playing a contractor who marries his bookkeeper (Maria Conchita Alonso)
1989:
Had a cameo as a street tough in "Sidewalk Stories"
1992:
Featured in the crime drama "Devlin", aired on Showtime
1992:
Was a regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Laurie Hill", playing the husband of the title character (DeLane Matthews)
1994:
Acted in the family feature "Angels in the Outfield"
1994:
Was featured in the Showtime TV-movie "Assault at West Point"
1995:
Played a detective who is abusing his wife in a guest role on Tom Fontana's "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
1996:
Had a two-episode recurring role on the CBS drama "Chicago Hope"
1997:
Played the husband of a woman (Jaclyn Smith) who regresses to her teenage years and remembers nothing of their life together in the Family Channel TV-movie "Married to a Stranger"
1998:
Returned to NYC (date approximate)
1998:
Guested on the NBC crime drama "Law & Order"
1999:
Was a regular on the gritty HBO prison drama "Oz", playing Sean Murphy, a model corrections officer
1999:
Played Mitch in the Hartford Stage production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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Acted in the feature "Brooklyn Sonnet" (lensed 1999), a drama about a young man who escapes his rough surroundings through acting
1999:
Acted in the fact-based TV movie "A Touch of Hope" (NBC)
2000:
Played a father who encourages his son's brutality on an episode of the NBC drama "Law & Order"
2000:
Had a recurring role as a lawyer on the NYC-filmed daytime drama "One Life to Live" (ABC)
2000:
Co-starred in the Yale Repertory Theater presentation of George F Walker's "Heaven"
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Education

Rockland Community College, State University of New York: Suffern , New York -
State University of New York, Purchase: Purchase , New York - 1981

Family close complete family listing

father:
John Clohessy. Police officer.
son:
Byron Clohessy. Born September 4, 1988.
son:
Myles Clohessy. Born in 1993.

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