Robert Sheehan is famous in the UK for his role in the sci-fi show "Misfits," but he's quickly sneaking up on U.S. turf with roles in movies like "Season of the Witch" and indie rock 'n' roller "Killing Bono." Get the scoop on this floppy-haired Irish actor who's got folks across the pond swooning.
Hometown: Portlaoise, Ireland
What He's Done: The teens-behaving-badly drama "Cherrybomb," costarring Rupert Grint; "Season of the Witch"; the critically acclaimed "Red Riding" trilogy; and the wildly popular UK television show "Misfits."
What He's Doing Now: Sheehan plays Ivan McCormick, one of two brothers trying to get their rock 'n' roll on in Ireland. Unfortunately, their old friends' band is leaving them in the dust. Oh, and that band is U2. It's a comedy with a little bit of romance, thanks to the adorable Krysten Ritter, and it's got lots of rockin' to boot. It's based on a true story (with liberties), so you can rest assured that no one actually killed Bono.
Reminds Us of: He was cast as the brother of Ben Barnes in "Killing Bono" for a reason: Sheehan bears a striking resemblance to Prince Caspian. He also looks quite a bit like fellow Irishman Jonathan Rhys Meyers in "Velvet Goldmine" when he's wearing eyeliner. Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti is his groovy doppelganger, or he was before Moretti cut his hair and shaved (boo).
Fun Facts: You can watch the immensely popular show "Misfits" on Hulu -- do it before they make an American version so that you can tell all your friends, "The original was soooo much better!" Sheehan was nominated for a BAFTA for his role as Nathan.
Quotable: "Don't try Botox in a garden shed. Just 'cause you did it on an orange doesn't mean it's gonna work on someone's face," he advised with a straight (but not Botoxed) face.
Shout-out: Former "Misfits" costar Nathan Stewart-Jarrett talked about filming the new season without Sheehan. "It's weird because you keep seeing places that you've filmed previously and it's like he's a ghost -- 'Oh, that's where Robert did this,' and, 'That's where we all did that.' So it is a little strange, but there's so much to do that you kind of just get on with it."
Famous Friends: Last we checked, he was involved with a horse handler he met on the set of "Season of the Witch." This news had his many female fans crying, "Neigh!"
What's Next: "Demons Never Die," a freaky flick about teens in a suicide pact executive-produced by Idris Elba; the TV movie "The Borrowers," costarring Stephen Fry; and the stage play "The Playboy of the Western World" at the famed Old Vic theater in London until the end of November.