Pat O'Malley (September 3, 1890 – May 21, 1966) was an American vaudeville and stage performer prior to starting a prolific film career at the age of sixteen.
Born as Patrick Henry O'Malley, Jr. in Forest City, Pennsylvania, O'Malley also had circus experience by the time he discovered an interest in motion pictures. His screen career dates from the days of Kalem and Edison. From 1918 to 1927, he appeared in scores of silents as both a leading man and a character actor, in such classics as: The Heart of Humanity, My Wild Irish Rose,The Virginian, and in the adaptation of bestseller, Brothers Under the Skin.
O'Malley had aged rather suddenly, and he saw his career decline with the advent of sound. He was quickly relegated to supporting parts, and appeared in some four-hundred films in bit parts and supporting roles. He guest starred on the early musical series Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town on CBS. O'Malley remained "on call" into the early 1960s for such TV shows as The Twilight Zoneand such films as Days of Wine and Roses.
O'Malley died of a heart attack in 1966, aged 75.
In 1915 O'Malley married actress Lillian Wilkes (died December 15, 1976); the couple had three children, Sheila, Eileen and Kathleen.