My Dinnner with an Irish Movie Star

One of my great ambitions in life was to be an Irish movie star. I kind of imagined I’d be this Peter O’Toole type character from MY FAVORITE YEAR, when O’Toole created the great character of Alan Swan doing live TV on the Sid Caesar show. He was charming, the ladies loved him, he told […]

Movie Hooley Redux

Hollywood can’t make up its mind, whether to call it “Movie Hooley II” or “Son of Movie Hooley”. But Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American News columnist and radio personality Mike Houlihan, have announced  their plan to present the second annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at […]

Call for Entries

Gene Siskel Film Center & Hibernian Transmedia to present First Annual Irish American Movie Hooley Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American News columnist and radio personality Mike Houlihan announced today their plan to present the first annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at the Siskel Film Center […]

August 2014 Column from The Irish American News

Hooliganism By Mike Houlihan   I played Captain Brennan in Sean O’Casey’s epic play THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS back in 1977 when I was a green actor with The Syracuse Stage Theatre company. It was an epiphany for this young Irish-American lad who knew little of the history of Ireland. My knowledge at the […]