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Ardal O’Hanlon Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ardal O’Hanlon Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 69 kg
Date of Birth October 8, 1965
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Melanie O’Hanlon

Ardal O’Hanlon is an Irish actor and comedian who is best known for playing Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted (1995-1998), DI Jack Mooney in Death in Paradise (2017-2020), and George Sunday/Thermoman in My Hero (2000-2006). He has more than 50k followers on Twitter.  

Born Name

Ardal O’Hanlon

Nick Name


Irish comedian and actor Ardal O'Hanlon
Irish comedian and actor Ardal O’Hanlon (Anita Weber / Pinterest)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland


  • Ireland
  • London, England, United Kingdom





Ardal studied at Blackrock College in Dublin.

He attended Dublin City University and graduated as a Communications Studies major in 1987.


Comedian, Actor


  • Father – Rory O’Hanlon (Politician, Doctor)
  • Mother – Teresa Ward (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Rory O’Hanlon II (Older Brother), Shane O’Hanlon (Brother) (Politician), Fiona O’Hea (Sister) (Politician). He has 1 more brother and 1 more sister.




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


69 kg in 152 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ardal has dated –

  1. Melanie O’Hanlon – Ardal has been married to his childhood sweetheart Melanie for years. The couple has 3 kids together – son Redmond O’Hanlon and daughters Emily O’Hanlon and Rebecca O’Hanlon.
  2. Aisling Bea
Ardal O'Hanlon promoting his stand-up comedy show in 2019
Ardal O’Hanlon promoting his stand-up comedy show in 2019 ( / Pinterest)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Dimpled smile

Ardal O’Hanlon Favorite Things

  • Artist – Edvard Munch
  • PlayShipwreck by Anne Washburn
  • BookNight Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
  • AlbumThe Order of Time by Valerie June
  • ActorJodie Comer
  • Podcast – WTF with Marc Maron
  • TV ShowVirtues
  • FilmsMidsommar (2019), Fargo (1996), The Deer Hunter (1978), Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Authors – Samuel Beckett, Graham Greene, George Saunders
  • Drink – Bordeaux Red Wine

Source –,

Ardal O'Hanlon seen as his character Father Dougal from the TV show Father Ted
Ardal O’Hanlon seen as his character Father Dougal from the TV show Father Ted ( / Pinterest)

Ardal O’Hanlon Facts

  1. In 1998, he published his debut novel titled The Talk of the Town. The book was renamed Knick Knack Paddy Whack for American publications.
  2. Ardal supports the football team Leeds United, the Ireland National rugby team, and the Chicago Bulls basketball team.
  3. In 1988, he co-founded The Comedy Cellar, a comedy club in Dublin, Ireland.
  4. Irish comedian Dylan Moran has credited O’Hanlon as his inspiration for getting into comedy.

Featured Image by Anita Weber / Pinterest

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