About

Hugh Aodh O'Brien is a highly experienced Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, Stunt Rigger and 2nd Unit Director with over 18 years in the Stunt Industry. He gained this valuable experience through his work on over 350 individual productions, including 75+ Feature Films, 130+ Television Episodes, 140+ Live Shows, in addition to numerous commercials, still photo shoots, Imax films, music video's, short films, interactive & digital projects, on many locations throughout North America and overseas. His extensive experience leaves Hugh with a solid foundation in both the traditional and cutting edge technologies of the entertainment industry and an unsurpassed safety record.

Born and raised in New York, Hugh began dreaming of becoming a stuntman at the age of 8, after seeing the movie "Bullitt" starring Steve McQueen. He started working in local theatre productions at the age of 13 on the lighting and stage crews. In May 1985, he joined "The Hell Drivers", a live Auto Stunt Show that traveled around the east coast of the US and Canada. Returning to NYC in the fall of 1986, Hugh earned his SAG card in commercials and quickly graduated to television series and feature films. After working in New York for 4 years he moved to Los Angeles in 1990.

Hugh was inducted into the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures in 2000. He is also a member of American Federation of Radio & Television Artists (AFTRA), The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), The World Stunt Academy, and the prestige's Directors Guild of America (DGA). Hugh is also Owner/President of Variegated Enterprises Inc., a company that supplies Stunt and Rigging Equipment as well as Action Consulting Services for the entertainment industry.

Hugh lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife Cindy. He graduated from UCLA with a certificate in Film & Television in June 2003 and continues his education by taking various classes at UCLA and elsewhere. In his free time Hugh enjoys participating in a multitude of outdoor activities, travel and flying aerobatic planes. Hugh continues to work in all mediums with the best craftsmen and artists from around the world, on some of the largest (and smallest) projects ever produced.