Robert Ames

Played by Dermot Mulroney

Robert Ames

Dermot Mulroney will play legendary CIA operative, Robert Ames, who is on the cusp of success of brokering a peace deal that will end the civil war in Lebanon and increase American influence across the Middle East.

Dermot Mulroney will play legendary CIA operative, Robert Ames, who is on the cusp of success of brokering a peace deal that will end the civil war in Lebanon and increase American influence across the Middle East.

Dermot Mulroney

With a career that spans nearly four decades, actor and musician Dermot Mulroney has amassed an impressive resumé of dynamic performances across film and television, working with a number of the industry’s most revered directors. Each decade marked by a project so entrenched within pop culture and surrounded by critical acclaim, that Mulroney is considered a beloved anchor of the zeitgeist of entertainment- from 1988’s YOUNG GUNS, to 1997’s MY BEST FRIEND’s WEDDING, to 2005’s THE FAMILY STONE and 2013’s AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. The latter resulted in a 2014 Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Mulroney will next be seen in Paramount Pictures’ iconic horror franchise SCREAM as Detective Bailey for its newest film SCREAM VI. He will star alongside Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega as well as SCREAM IV’s Hayden Panettiere who is reprising her role. The film continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City. SCREAM VI will premiere in the theaters on March 10, 2023.

Recently announced is Will Gluck’s Untitled Rom-Com Project for Sony Pictures, opposite Sydney Sweeney and Glenn Powell. Beginning production this month in Sydney, Australia, the plot is being kept under wraps. He was last seen in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s horror feature film UMMA opposite Sandra Oh, from producer Sam Raimi and in Netflix’s romantic drama ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

His other work includes Focus Features’ INSIDIOUS 3 as the lead, which was nominated for a 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Thriller Movie; Open Road’s Steve Job’s biographical film JOBS and Liam Neeson’s THE GREY, directed by Joe Carnahan; Clint Eastwood’s award-winning film J. EDGAR for Warner Bros’;  Warner Bros’ MUST LOVE DOGS; David Fincher’s true-crime thriller ZODIAC for Paramount Pictures; Universal Pictures’ THE WEDDING DATE; Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated film ABOUT SCHMIDT; and Sony Pictures Classics’ LIVING IN OBLIVION, among others.

Mulroney is just as prolific on the small screen, appearing in award-winning, audience favorites including the Amazon Prime thriller series HANNA; HBO’s hit comedy RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES; ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT; ABC’s STATION 19; Amazon Prime’s HOMECOMING; FOX’s NEW GIRL; and notably as Sean Pierce for Showtime’s fan favorite award-winning drama SHAMELESS. Mulroney is also an expert cellist, having been classically trained since he was a child. From his first performance at 7-years-old to winning solo competitions as a teenager, Mulroney continued to hone his craft as a student at Northwestern University, performing in the school’s symphony for all four years. He can be heard on several film scores from Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino including MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, STAR TREK: BEYOND, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, and INCREDIBLES 2.

In 1994, along with his brother Kieran Mulroney and James Fearnley, he co-founded the Los Angeles band The Low and Sweet Orchestra, which fastened a string-and-accordion section to the traditional format of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals. They released the acclaimed album Goodbye To All That on Interscope Records in 1996. A couple of years after, The Low and Sweet Orchestra split up and the Mulroneys and Fearnley formed Cranky George, recording an EP of original material augmented by mandolin, guitar, and ukulele. In 2016, Cranky George recorded an album called Fat Lot of Good with Brad Wood on bass and Sebastian Sheehan Visconti on drums. They played a series of live shows, which incorporated foot-operated percussion and a hatbox bass drum.

Some of Mulroney’s performance highlights include playing with Alanis Morissette at the House of Blues, with Jon Batiste during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the 2nd stage appearance at Lollapalooza in 1996.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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