Jack Reynor (born 23 January 1992) is an American-born Irish actor. His notable roles include the lead in Lenny Abrahamson’s film What Richard Did (2012), for which he won an IFTA Award for Best Film Actor; the blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction; Glassland, for which he won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival; Macbeth; Sing Street; Midsommar; and the CBS All Access streaming series Strange Angel.
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Country Altar Boy
2010 Three Wise Women Colin TV movie
2012 Dollhouse Robbie
Chasing Leprechauns Tommy Riley TV movie
What Richard Did Richard Karlsen
Stella Michael Short
2013 Car Film Martin Short
Delivery Man Josh
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Shane Dyson
2015 A Royal Night Out Jack
2016 Sing Street Brendan Lawlor
Free Fire Harry
The Secret Scripture Michael McNulty
2017 The Man with the Iron Heart Jozef Gabčík
2017 Detroit 2017 EngDub, HunSUb Ronald August
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Brian Norton Episode: “Impossible Planet”
2018–present Strange Angel Jack Parsons Series regular
2018 Kin Jimmy Solinski
On the Basis of Sex Jim Bozarth
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Brother Wolf Motion capture
2019 Midsommar Christian Hughes
Bainne Short film
Reynor was born in Longmont, Colorado, and initially lived in Boulder with his mother, Tara, a native of Ireland. When he was two years old, he moved with her to Valleymount, County Wicklow, Ireland. He went to primary school in the local village and spent his formative years in the rural countryside with his mother and maternal grandparents, Pat and Damien Reynor. Reynor’s mother is a human rights activist.
His interest in acting began when he played an altar boy on the set of Country, directed by Kevin Liddy, in 1999. He moved to Dublin in 2004 to attend Belvedere College, a private Jesuit school, where he performed onstage in numerous theatrical productions.
In early 2010, he was cast as Robbie, “the boy next door”, in the live format, unscripted Dollhouse, directed by Kirsten Sheridan, which premiered at Berlinale 2012.He depicted Richard Karlsen in Lenny Abrahamson’s feature What Richard Did, which screened at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film portrays the fall of a high school rugby star and golden boy whose world unravels after his involvement in an act of careless violence. Reynor earned the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) award for best actor in 2013 for his performance, which paved the way for his booking as a smiling barista in the DreamWorks comedy-drama Delivery Man opposite Vince Vaughn.
In January 2013, Reynor was cast as Shane, an Irish race car driver, in Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth film in the Transformers series. The film was released in June 2014 and co-starred Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz. The feature shattered worldwide box office records, making just over $1.1 billion and becoming the highest-grossing movie in Chinese history.
Reynor starred with Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and David Thewlis as Malcolm Canmore, the rightful heir to the throne, in The Weinstein Company’s feature film Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel, which earned an unprecedented ten-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and premiered in Edinburgh in September 2015. Following on from the Scottish Film, Reynor next completed shooting John Carney’s project playing Brendan in Sing Street,set in 1980s Dublin. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
He appeared in the 2017 mini-series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and the 2018 drama film On the Basis of Sex, and then starred in the 2019 horror film Midsommar alongside Florence Pugh.
Reynor has a younger brother and sister. Reynor owns homes in Detroit, Los Angeles and Ireland. As of 2014, he is engaged to Irish fitness and fashion model Madeline Mulqueen.