Sid O’Connell

Sid O’Connell

Sid O’Connell is a native New Yorker of Jamaican and Irish ancestry with humble beginnings as a weight
lifter and construction worker. With an unparalleled interest in personal health, physical fitness,
professional bodybuilding, and martial arts, Sid’s indomitable drive has modeled himself into the
textbook Hollywood action star and public personality. But, Sid’s depth and range as an actor transcends
his formidable exterior. As a practice, Sid doesn’t subscribe to the “dumb beefcake” film role stereotype,
but rather exercises a serious commitment to the seventh art. His undying dedications to his personal
improvement regimens are echoes in the efforts Sid puts forth in the exploration and presence of his
acting roles. In 2013, Sid was featured in numerous domestic and international television advertising
opportunities as well as appearances on multiple primetime CBS, NBC and ABC series such as
Elementary, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Mysteries of Laura and more. Sid’s deep resonant voice and
muscular physique have afforded him roles in which he’s seen doing feats of strength and complex stunt
work as highlighted in Rahaman Studios’ independent film, Pain, and BX Filmz’s Patient 23. Sid has
typically been cast in everything from antagonistic roles to comedic ones demonstrating his wide array
of skills. In only a few short years, Sid has worked on everything from independent short films and web
series to advertising ventures and feature films. This year, Sid worked on the film INSIDE MAN with Nick
Cordero and Scott Wolf and is featured in Jim Jaramusch’s new feature The Dead Don’t Die starring,
Tom Waits, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigne, Steve Buscemi, and Selena Gomez to
name a few.
Most recently, Sid O’Connell had the honor to bring to life the MUTANT LEADER on GOTHAM. Sid found
it incredibly rewarding to bring this incredible character from the comic book pages to the screen and
make it his own. Mutant Leader is one the best Batman villains to date.

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