Where are you from originally, and what do you do in your spare time, when not working on Fair City? (Love your character in the show!)
I am originally from Loughrea, Co. Galway. At home in Leitrim, I love nothing better than sitting under our horse-chestnut tree, reading the Famous Five with my two brilliant little boys, and my beautiful wife.
You recently did a tour of My First Time, the play. Would you consider doing more theatre work in the future?
Touring is always difficult, but the audience response was amazing. One man actually fell out of his seat he was laughing so much, I didn't know if we had to stop, or what! We ended up in stitches ourselves. So yes I would love to do some more theatre. There was talk of bringing my First Time to the Tivoli soon, but no news yet.
What was it like to be involved in Glenroe, and the story involving Ray killing his brother? Do you feel that this storyline was never properly finished, before the show was axed in 2001?
Unfortunately I was moving on to other jobs, and my story ended rather quickly. "Mammy, I think I killed him", was my last line. Enough said!
What is it like having two members of your family in the acting industry at the moment?
My brother Derrick works with Pan Pan Theatre Co. regularly, and he is also an amazing singer/ songwriter. He's actually the talented one.
If you could play any other character in Fair City, who would it be?
I love Aisling's character Carol Foley, but I could never possibly even contemplate playing her. I would pale in comparison with the genius work Aisling does.
Seeing as Louie has no lady in his life right now, do you fancy a lunch date in Vino's? ;)
I'm sure Louie would love a lunch date (any kind of date actually), and of course you'd be going dutch!
What is it like to work with both Aisling O' Neill and Ciara O' Callaghan, as they are both great actresses?
It's an absolute pleasure because they're not just great actors; they are brilliant, beautiful people as well.
Have any of his storylines really surprised you?
Coming up, Bob gets a chance to change his luck, and Louie gets in there and scuppers it. I was surprised at how cruel Louie can be. He does like to bear a grudge.
If you could give Louie one piece of advice, what would it be?
Push on now. Cash is king, and there's lots more money to be made out there.
I think the most enjoyable scenes are between Bob & Louie, do you ever see them going into business together?
No! Louie is adamant that Bob cannot be trusted. He always goes by his instincts.
What character makes you laugh the most off set?
You are always guaranteed laughter with Tommy O'Neill, Dave Duffy and Maclean Burke. They crack me up. (There's a fine line between funny and mentally unhinged, lads!!!)
What advice would you give to those contemplating on becoming an actor/actress?
Do your training. Go abroad, (England or America), and don't wait for work. If there is none, make your own.