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Joe Rooney is an Irish actor and comedian. His most well-known actorial role at home and abroad is that of Father Damo in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. He features in one episode, series two's "The Old Grey Whistle Theft". More recently, Rooney has become a household name in Ireland as a result of his starring role in the RTÉ television comedy, Killinaskully, in which he plays Timmy Higgins.

Other actorial roles include Fergus Scully, a roving reporter who speaks in pidgin English and Irish, on the TG4 sketch show Rí Rá. In 1997, he appeared with Paul Tylak in Messrs Tylak and Rooney, a twelve-episode TV3 comedy travel series.