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Cyril O'Reilly
Cyril J. O'Reilly

(1958-06-09) June 9, 1958 (age 63)
Other namesJoe Ready
Years active1980–2007

Cyril J. O'Reilly (born June 8, 1958) is an American film and television actor, writer and producer.

Life and career

O'Reilly was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] He has worked in Hollywood for nearly three decades, and is known for playing a reluctant vampire in Dance of the Damned, and for his role as Tim Cavanaugh in the teen sex comedies Porky's and Porky's II: The Next Day.

He co-starred in the 1981 television movie Splendor in the Grass with Melissa Gilbert. In 2007, twenty-six years later, the two re-united in the television movie Sacrifices of the Heart. His other film work has included roles in Airplane!, The Cool Surface and Navy SEALs. He has appeared in a variety of television programs, including ER; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; The X-Files; Beverly Hills, 90210; St. Elsewhere; Hunter, Murder, She Wrote, and M*A*S*H.

Selected film appearances

  • Bill, Airplane!, Paramount, 1980
  • Paul, Lori's boyfriend, Bloody Birthday (also known as Creepers), Rearguard, 1981
  • Tim Cavanaugh, Porky's (also known as Chez Porky), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Tim Cavanaugh, Porky's II: The Next Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Zuma, Purple Hearts, 1984
  • Jeff, Means and Ends, 1985
  • The vampire, Dance of the Damned, Concorde, 1988
  • Rexer, Navy Seals, Orion, 1990
  • Coach Ryder, Across the Tracks, Desert Productions, 1991
  • Decker, Philadelphia Experiment II, Trimark Pictures, 1993
  • Gary/Eric, The Cool Surface, 1994
  • Deacon, Excessive Force II: Force on Force, 1995
  • Tubbs, Bloodfist VII (also known as Manhunt), 1995
  • Dolan, Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (also known as Primal Species), New Horizons, 1996
  • Dude, Midnight Blue, Motion Picture Corp. of America, 1996
  • Sam Conway, Eruption! (also known as Volcano Run), Concorde, 1997
  • Vince, Black Dog, Universal, 1998
  • Tony Angeleno, The Protector, New Horizons, 1999
  • Cop, Forever Fabulous, 2000
  • Scott, Stages, 2002


Television appearances


  • Pat Scully, On Wings of Eagles, NBC, 1986


  • Bud Stamper, Splendor in the Grass, NBC, 1981
  • Willie, An Uncommon Love, CBS, 1983
  • Frankie Bell, Carly's Web, NBC, 1987
  • Weldon Taylor, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988
  • Russ Gifford, Matlock: The Witness Killings, 1991
  • Ralph Kingsley, A Place to Be Loved (also known as Shattered Family), CBS, 1993
  • Don Holroyd, The Unspeakable (also known as Criminal Pursuit, Roger Corman Presents The Unspeakable, and Shadow of a Scream), *Showtime, 1996
  • Carlo Shain, The Cottonwood, Showtime, 1996
  • T.N.T., HBO, 1998


  • Skag, NBC, 1980
  • Danny McMahon, Inspector Perez, NBC, 1983


  • Ronnie Shires, "Catnip," Darkroom, ABC, 1981
  • Nick Gillis, "A Holy Mess," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1982
  • Klaus, "Schwarzald," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987
  • "Diminished Capacity," Houston Knights, CBS, 1987
  • Bobby, "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf," Werewolf, 1987
  • John Dowd, "Snow White, Blood Red," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • "A Death in the Family," Hardball, NBC, 1990
  • Michael Saccio, "Deadly Encounters: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC,1990
  • Frank Padilla, "The Game Is Chicken," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1993
  • Patrick Griffith, "A Killing in Cork," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • Terry Ross, "Sergeant Kelly," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Terry Ross, "The Iceman Cometh," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Leo Stone, "An Egg to Die For," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Lucas Burke, "The Ballad of Lucas Burke," The Marshal, ABC, 1995
  • Ned Cochran, "Paradise Lost," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1996
  • Frank Bodine, "The Brotherhood," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996
  • Luke Riker, "Cold Storage," Viper, syndicated, 1997
  • E. Harold Bridges, "Face to Face," Night Man, The Disney Channel and syndicated, 1997
  • Cory Itser, "Halloween," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1997
  • Nahsk, "Who Mourns for Morn?," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1998
  • E. Haskell Bridges, "Bad to the Bone," Night Man, The Disney Channel and syndicated, 1998
  • Dutch Wilson, "Breaking Bread," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998
  • Clint Darrow, "Burnt Offerings," Profiler, NBC, 1999
  • Prisoner Mike Kinney, "A River in Egypt," ER, NBC, 2002
  • Ed Kelso, "Hellbound," The X-Files, Fox, 2002
  • Also appeared in Amazing Grace and Marker.

Stage appearances

  • Tony McGuire, The Dead Boy, Laurelgrove Theatre, Studio City, CA, 2001


  1. ^ "Cyril O'Reilly profile". 1958-06-08. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  2. ^ "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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