What doesn't kill him makes him... still Des.
While helping the Doyles out on a case that threatened to put Mal behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, Des got caught in the crossfire and took a bullet to the chest. Thankfully, Des survived the shooting, and gets right back into the PI game where he will have unfortunate encounters with fire, bear spray, and some of St. John's' worst criminals. And he was hoping things would be safer now...
Mark O'Brien - Actor Bio
Mark O'Brien is an award-winning actor/filmmaker from St. John's, Newfoundland. His career started with a large supporting role in the WWII miniseries "Above and Beyond". The series went on to garner five Gemini nominations. He has since starred in the 2010 Official Sundance Film Festival selection "Grown Up Movie Star", which was nominated for three Genie Awards. He is one of the stars of the wrestling indie Beat Down, which just had a very successful festival circuit and theatrical run. He's also made appearances on such shows as "Murdoch Mysteries", "The One That Got Away, and "Warehouse 13". In 2011, Mark was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Television performance for his work on "Republic of Doyle".
As a filmmaker, he has had short films screen throughout the US and Canada in such festivals as The LA Shorts Fest, The Atlantic Film Festival and the Youngcuts Film Festival. His short film "Kathy" won him the William F. White Award for Best Comedy at the 2012 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival. Earlier this year, Mark wrote, directed, edited and starred in the short film "Better People", which premiered at the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival and took home the award for Best Atlantic Short Film at the 2012 Atlantic Film Festival. He also co-wrote and directed several webisodes for "Republic of Doyle" this past winter. Mark also has extensive theatre experience in such shows as Rope, Butler's Marsh, Poor Superman, Until June, Autobahn, Sex; the Rules of, The Story of Bobby O'Ma"ey", and Red Noses. Mark also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English & Drama from Memorial University of Newfoundland.