Jack Walsh studied at the Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris, Marcel Marceau in mime, dramatic art, clowning, classical and modern dance, fencing and acrobatics, also working on object manipulation/ marionette with Nicolas Goeussef of the Philippe Genty company and with New York marrionettist Roman Paska. He has performed on almost every Irish stage and favourite roles include Michael Feeney in Arrah na Pogue at the Abbey Theatre, Gregor Samsa in Metamorphosis and the title role in Arturo Ui both at the Lyric Belfast, Bosola in Loose Canon’s The Duchess of Malfi, , the transsexual Shannon in Poor Superman both at Project Arts Centre, Pod in The Borrowers at the Helix, Dan Milligan in Puckoon at the Leicester Square Theatre and Irish tour, Jake in a bilingual (Irish/English) version of Stones in His Pockets for Aisling Ghear, the Swineherd in A Full Moon in March in the Yeats International Festival at the Peacock Theatre, and in fairness probably also the chicken he played among other roles in Tarry Flynn also at the Abbey. He has toured Ireland four times with Guerilla Days in Ireland (33 weeks), and also played in Barnstorm’s The Ice Child at the Watergate in Kilkenny.
His screen work includes Killinaskully, Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, Moonfleet, Titanic – Blood and Steel, The Escapist, Fair City and Cumann Na mBan. He recently appeared as Tom Clarke in TG4’s Wrecking the Rising and as the Irish Theologian John Scottus in Vikings.