Colin James Farrell plays Billy Callahan on Scrubs.


Born in Dublin, Ireland, Colin's father was a professional athlete but Colin decided that he wanted to pursue the arts. He temporarily played in a band, but the fact that he is tone deaf made it difficult. He studied acting at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin. He appeared in several BBC series including 18 episodes of Ballykissangel. His biggest break came in 2000 when he was cast as a Texan in the war film Tigerland. He then went on to star in many movies, including American Outlaws as Jesse James, Hart's War as Lt. Thomas Hart, Minority Report opposite Tom Cruise, Phone Booth, The Recruit opposite Al Pacino, Daredevil, S.W.A.T., Intermission, A Home at the End of the World, and Alexander and the title character. After his appearance on Scrubs, Farrel continued to star in movies including The New World, Ask the Dust, Miami Vice, In Bruges, for which he won a Golden Globe, Pride and Glory, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus opposite Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp, Ondine, and Triage. He has several works in the pipeline including At Swim-Two-Birds, London Boulevard, The Way Back, and Crazy Heart.

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MAIN Zach BraffSarah ChalkeDonald FaisonNeil FlynnKen JenkinsJohn C. McGinley
Judy ReyesEliza CoupeKerry BishéMichael MosleyDave Franco
SUPPORTING Johnny KastlSam LloydRobert MaschioChrista MillerTravis SchuldtAloma Wright
SEE ALSO List of character appearances • Cast from Season: 12345678W9 e

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