Killian Jones lived the life of a pirate. He fell in love with a beautiful woman named Milah and the two of them sailed off together, leaving her cowardly husband, Rumplestiltskin, and her young son, Baelfire, behind. When Killian and Milah returned, Rumple had become The Dark One and he took out his anger by murdering his estranged wife and cutting off Killian’s hand. From then on, Killian took the name Captain Hook and swore to take his revenge on Rumplestiltskin, allying himself with the likes of Cora and even agents of Peter Pan and nearly killing both Rumple and Belle in the process. But when Storybrooke and its people seemed on the brink of doom, Hook showed good form in returning to help, only to find that the town had already been saved and young Henry had been taken to Neverland. Now Captain Hook and his ship, The Jolly Roger, are the only hope of transporting a motley crew of rescuers from Storybrooke to Neverland on a desperate mission to save a young boy from the mysterious and dangerous Peter Pan. But the questions remain: can a pirate like Captain Hook be trusted and what are his motives for helping to save Henry?
A native of Drogheda, Ireland and a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Colin O’Donoghue’s early career consisted of predominately theater and television work in Ireland and the UK.
In 2003 O’Donoghue won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best New Talent for his role as Norman in the made for TV movie Home for Christmas. Soon after, he had stints on Proof, Fair City, the miniseries Rebel Heart and The Clinic for Irish Television. He appeared in Season 3 of the hit Showtime series The Tudors, as Duke Philip of Bavaria, where he caught the eye of many industry followers.
In 2010 O’Donoghue decided to head to Los Angeles. Upon arriving in Hollywood he landed the lead role of Michael Kovak, working alongside Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins in the New Line Cinema feature, The Rite. He can also be seen in Johannes Roberts’ film Storage 24, opposite BAFTA winner Noel Clarke.
O’Donoghue is the lead singer of the Irish band The Enemies. Even though the band is not signed to a record label, they have found success. They were commissioned by General Motors to record tracks for their Chevy Route 66 online campaign. They also worked on the music for Coca-Cola’s 5BY20 project, and their song "Sustain" was featured on DirectTV’s 3D surfing documentary series, Gone Until December, in the U.S. in 2012. In addition they co-wrote and recorded the theme for the 2012 animated European TV show, Max Adventures.
O’Donoghue currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.