PJ Byrne

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Award Winning Voice behind BOLIN in THE LEGEND OF KORRA.

A graduate of Boston College with a double major in finance and theatre and an M.F.A. in Acting from the prestigious Theatre School at DePaul University, actor P.J. Byrne has compiled a long list of impressive film and television credits.

In 2014, Byrne starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street for director Martin Scorsese and has teamed up again with the famed director on Vinyl for HBO. He is currently filming True Memoirs opposite Kevin James and this summer starred with Jason Bateman in The Gift.

Byrne is also adding writer to his resume having recently sold Brothers of the Bride to Newline, a feature film that he will co-write and star in which is being produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions.

Renowned for his pivotal scene-stealing role in Horrible Bosses, Byrne’s character supports the stars of the film as they plot to kill their bosses. This film allows him to add Kevin Spacey and Jason Bateman to a long list of important actors with whom he has had the opportunity to work. He has played opposite: Steve Carell in Dinner for Schmucks, Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign, Harrison Ford in Extraordinary Measures, Tom Hanks in Mike Nichols’ Charlie Wilson’s War, Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman in Nora Ephron’s Bewitched, Jack Black in Michel Gondry’s Be Kind, Rewind, Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty and Clint Eastwood in Bloodwork.

Byrne was very well received for his starring role in the 5th installment of the phenomenally successful Final Destination franchise for Warner Bros. In the film Byrne’s character meets one of the more unusual demises ever in the series of sci-fi horror films.
Byrne’s television credits include the fan favorite role of Irv Smiff, the driven sports agent, who represents a number of professional football players in the ongoing BET hit series The Game. He has appeared in recurring and guest roles on hit and acclaimed series such as NCIS, The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Bones and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reno 911, West Wing, ER, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives and New Adventures of Old Christine.

In addition to his on-screen roles, Byrne also voices “Bolin” in the Emmy- nominated Nickelodeon series, The Legend of Korra now entering it’s 4th season, and received a Behind The Voice Award for his portrayal of that character.

A Garden State native, Byrne was born in Maplewood, New Jersey and was raised in Old Tappan, New Jersey.


2016 Three Women (Short) (post-production)

2016 Boneyard Canteen (pre-production)
Forest (rumored)

2016 Vinyl (TV Series)
Scott Levitt
– Episode #1.10 (2016) … Scott Levitt
– Episode #1.9 (2016) … Scott Levitt
– Episode #1.6 (2016) … Scott Levitt
– Episode #1.7 (2016) … Scott Levitt
– Episode #1.5 (2016) … Scott Levitt

2015 Eloise

2015/VI The Gift

2015/I Life Coach (TV Mini-Series)

2012-2014 The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
– The Last Stand (2014) … Bolin (voice)
– Day of the Colossus (2014) … Bolin (voice)
– Kuvira’s Gambit (2014) … Bolin (voice)
– Operation Beifong (2014) … Bolin (voice)
– Beyond the Wilds (2014) … Bolin (voice)

2014 The Legend of Korra (Video Game)
Bolin (voice)

2014 Walk of Shame

2014 Intelligence (TV Series)
Nelson Cassidy / Nelson
– Being Human (2014) … Nelson Cassidy
– The Event Horizon (2014) … Nelson Cassidy
– The Grey Hat (2014) … Nelson Cassidy
– Cain and Gabriel (2014) … Nelson Cassidy
– Athens (2014) … Nelson Cassidy

2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
Nicky Koskoff (‘Rugrat’)

2012 K-11

2012 The Campaign
Rick – Ad Agency Guy

2006-2012 The Game (TV Series)
Irv / Irv Smiff / Irv Goldman Sachs
– Cold Swine Sucks… And So Does Falling in Love! (2012) … Irv
– Matchmaker, Matchmaker… Mind Your Business! (2012) … Irv Smiff
– The Tricks Episode (2012) … Irv Smiff
– No Money, Mo Problems (2012) … Irv Smiff
– Truth and Consequences (2009) … Irv

2012 Coffees (Short)

2012 Are You There, Chelsea? (TV Series)
– Those Damn Yankees (2012) … Elliot
– Strays (2012) … Elliot

2012 Untitled Martin Lawrence Project (TV Movie)

2011 Absolute Killers

2011 Final Destination 5

2011 New Romance (Short)
PJ (as PJ Byrne)

2011 Horrible Bosses
Kenny Sommerfeld

2011 Angry Boys (TV Series)
Fat Boy
– Episode #1.6 (2011) … Fat Boy (as PJ Byrne)

2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Kieran Carruthers
– Rhapsody in Red (2011) … Kieran Carruthers

2011 Castle (TV Series)
– To Love and Die in L.A. (2011) … Tony

2011 Son of Morning
Mitchel Zangwell

2010 Our Show (TV Movie)

2010 The Candidate (Short)

2010 Monster Heroes
Sitcom Son

2010 Dinner for Schmucks

2010 Extraordinary Measures
Dr. Preston

2009 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
Baz B. Berkley
– Come Fail Away (2009) … Baz B. Berkley
– Judge Me Tender (2009) … Baz B. Berkley

2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Dale Coffey
– Place of Life (2009) … Dale Coffey

2009 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
– The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis (2009) … Tad

2009 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Stacey Conolly
– Fearless Leader (2009) … Stacey Conolly

2009 Bones (TV Series)
Joe Fillion
– The Cinderella in the Cardboard (2009) … Joe Fillion (as PJ Byrne)

2009 Finding Bliss

2008 Soul Men
Floyd’s Doctor

2008 Surfer, Dude
Zarno’s Lawyer (as PJ Byrne)

2008 Kissing Cousins

2008 Be Kind Rewind
Mr. Baker

2008 First Sunday
Assistant D.A.

2008 Untitled Kanye West HBO Project (TV Movie)

2007 Charlie Wilson’s War
Jim Van Wagenen

2007 Viva Laughlin (TV Series)
– What a Whale Wants (2007) … Jonesy
– Pilot (2007) … Jonesy

2007 Evan Almighty
Evan’s Staffer

2007 Loveless in Los Angeles
Perry the casting director

2007 The ½ Hour News Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Harvey Jenkins
– May 1, 2009 (2007) … Dr. Harvey Jenkins

2007 Because I Said So

2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Matthew Steinkellner
– Dumping Bella (2007) … Matthew Steinkellner

2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
– Not While I’m Around (2007) … Nick

2006 Fat, Broke & Horny (TV Short)
PJ – Agent

2006 My Boys (TV Series)
Keith Luger
– Released (2006) … Keith Luger

2006 Just Legal (TV Series)
– Body in the Trunk (2006) … Wayne

2006 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Agent Bruce Padul
– Spanish Mike Returns (2006) … Agent Bruce Padul

2006 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
– Exile on Lame Street (2006) … Doug

2006 Walkout (TV Movie)
Teacher with Paddle

2006 Four Kings (TV Series)
Sheldon Dratch
– Elephant in the Room (2006) … Sheldon Dratch

2006 Twins (TV Series)
Eric Wiener
– Sneaks and Geeks (2006) … Eric Wiener

2006 NCIS (TV Series)
Ross Logan
– Deception (2006) … Ross Logan

2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Laughing Executive

2005 Reunion (TV Series)
– 1986 (2005) … Alger

2005 Bewitched

2005 The West Wing (TV Series)
David Orbitz
– Ninety Miles Away (2005) … David Orbitz

2004 Clubhouse (TV Series)
– Spectator Interference (2004) … Bordon
– Trade Talks (2004) … Bordon

2004 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Man With Thick Glasses

2003 The Lyon’s Den (TV Series)
Larry Michaels
– Blood … Larry Michaels

2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
– Rash Decisions (2003) … Levin

2003 Bruce Almighty
Panicked Newsroom Staffer

2003 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
– Let’s Get Jaggy with It (2003) … AD

2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Forensic Goofball
– Ockham’s Razor (2003) … Forensic Goofball

2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
Dr. Whitby
– Milagros (2002) … Dr. Whitby

2002 ER (TV Series)
Ken the Kiosk Man
– Dead Again (2002) … Ken the Kiosk Man

2002 Haunted (TV Series)
The John
– Nexus … The John

2002 Blood Work
Forensics #2

2002 29 Palms
The Doctor

2001 Max Keeble’s Big Move
D.J. / Young Executive (uncredited)

2001 Spring Break Lawyer (TV Movie)
Bill, Claxton’s Aide