Having graduated from Boston College as a double major in finance and theatre, P.J. Byrne made the choice to pursue a career in acting and went on to receive his M.F.A. from the highly regarded Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. Since then, he has compiled a long list of impressive film and television credits. Among them are Dinner for Schmucks with Steve Carell , Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford, Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War playing opposite Tom Hanks (portraying senior Congressional aide Jim VanWagenen), Nora Ephron's Bewitched playing opposite Will Ferrell, Nicole Kidman and Stephen Colbert, Michel Gondry's Be Kind, Rewind opposite Jack Black, Bruce Almighty with Jim Carrey, and Evan Almighty with Steve Carell and the Clint Eastwood directed and acted Bloodwork .Byrne's television credits include the character role of Irv Smiff (the driven sports agent who represents a number of professional football players) on the current BET series The Game and recent appearances on Burn Notice, NCIS, Bones and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Other appearances include Reno 911, West Wing, ER, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, New Adventures of Old Christine and dozens of others. He was cast as a series regular for two pilots directed by Larry Charles.He is also working as a voice over actor on the new Nickelodeon series, Avatar-The Legend of Korra, as one of the leading male characters. Beyond that, he will appear in Horrible Bosses playing opposite Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. The film is due out in July 2011.Additionally, he has appeared in more than 50 national commercials.A New Jersey native, he was born in Maplewood, NJ and raised in Old Tappan, NJ. Byrne is married to the former Jaime Padula of Waterbury, CT. They reside in Los Angeles where Jaime is the executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Los Angeles.