Rory Cochrane is an American actor who has made a name for himself in Hollywood and who is loved for his charming charisma on screen. He has been hailed for his versatility, having starred in different genres of movies and interpreted the roles assigned to him perfectly each time.
Beginning his career in 1989, he is considered to be a veteran and is respected in the industry as a Film & TV star who has proven his worth. He is now best known for his appearances in movies such as Dazed and Confused and in television series such as CSI Miami.
Rory Cochrane was born on the 28th of February, 1972 in Syracuse, New York. Although an American man, Cochrane also has Irish and Indian roots. This is because sources have revealed that his father whose name is still unknown, is from Ireland, and his mother who has been identified as Nicki Cochrane is from India.
The actor spent some parts of his early years in Syracuse but soon moved to England with his family where he spent a large part of his growing years. Rory has two siblings; a sister called Siobhan Cochrane and a brother named Brendan Cochrane. The siblings all grew up together in England. However, he did not remain in England for too long. After finishing elementary school, he moved back to America to attend high school. He consequently enrolled to study performing arts at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York City. There are no details about whether or not Rory Cochrane went to college but we do know that he was passionate about acting and performing dramas. It was this passion that led him to Hollywood.
The charismatic actor began his career in 1989 when he was cast to make an appearance in a docudrama created to talk about drugs on Saturday Night. The next year in 1990, he featured in one episode of H.E.L.P., a television series which aired on ABC.
Cochrane’s career picked up in 1992 when he was cast to play Ed in Fathers & Sons, a crime drama film. He went on to feature in Dazed and Confused, a coming-of-age comedy film in 1993 and was hailed for his very believable interpretation of the role of Ron Slater. The next year, he starred in Love and a .45 as Billy Mack Black before appearing in Empire Records as Lucas and in The Low Life as John both in 1995. As his fame grew, the movie star did not rest on his oars but continued making appearances in many other movies including Dogtown in 1997, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole in 1998, Black and White in 1999, The Prime Gig in 2000 and Southlander in 2001.
Despite finding some measure of fame after appearing in Dazed and Confused and Empire Records, Rory Cochrane didn’t find real popularity until 2002 when he was cast to play the role of Detective Timothy Speedle in CSI: Miami, a police procedural drama television series. The series became very popular around the United States and beyond, introducing him into an unprecedented level of fame he didn’t see coming. His charisma and agility were focal points of discussion among fans.
Following his successful outing in CSI: Miami, the actor went on to appear in other top-notch movies and TV series. In 2012 he appeared in Argo, a historical drama film which won three Academy Awards and got him wide acclaim. He was also in Black Mass, a 2015 biographical crime drama which became quite popular.
Today, Cochrane continues to feature in more movies and is respected for the roles he has played in Hollywood so far.
Rory Cochrane has had a successful career as a Hollywood actor and is expected to have accumulated wealth over the years he has been active in the industry. His role in CSI Miami is believed to have fetched him a lot of money and established him financially.
Even though the exact amount of money he was paid as an actor on the series and in other movies, is not known, his net worth has been pegged at $3 million.
Why Did He Leave CSI Miami?
While starring in CSI Miami, Rory Cochrane played the role of Detective Timothy Speedle, an intelligent and charismatic officer. However, the character was killed in the opening episode of the third season and he had to leave the show, as a result.
Following the death of Detective Timothy Speedle in the series, many fans began to question the development and the actor had to speak up. In one interview, he explained that he desperately wanted to leave the show and told the producers about it. He explained that he wanted to leave because it was looking like an unending project and so his character was killed off.
Is Rory Cochrane Married?
Rory Cochrane is not yet a married man but he has dated several ladies in the past. It is on record that he was in love with Renée Zellweger, an American actress in the ’90s. The couple started dating in 1993 but broke up in 1995. The reason for their breakup is not a known fact.
The actor is now dating a woman called Tracy Zahoryin. She was first spotted with him in 2013 and it was later revealed that she has been with him for quite a while. However, their relationship has not yet led to marriage. Fans keep anticipating that soon, he may propose and tie the knot.