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P.J. Byrne        

Actor Known for His Role in "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Horrible Bosses" & "The Gift"

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. Byrne starred in the CBS drama, "Intelligence," alongside Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger. He can also be seen in a leading role in "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Prior to that, he was recognized for his pivotal scene-stealing role in "Horrible Bosses," in which he supports the stars of the film as they plot to kill their bosses. This film allows him to add Jennifer Aniston 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 S"Bruce Almighty" and Clint Eastwood in "Bloodwork." Byrne was very well received for his starring role in the fifth 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." Most recently, Byrne was cast in the 2015 mystery/thriller, "The Gift," starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton.

In addition to his on-screen roles, Byrne also voices one of the lead roles in the Emmy- nominated Nickelodeon series, "The Legend of Korra."

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

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