Hallmark’s movie When Love Springs premiered over the weekend, and fans were quick to respond to the male lead, The Price is Right model James O’Halloran.
“Can’t wait to see James O’Halloran in another movie!” wrote one viewer on Facebook.
“Wow, you can add him to the Hallmark Hunks list!” wrote another.
The Price is Right
O’Halloran, who was born in Melbourne, Australia, worked as an industrial designer before pursuing his dream of becoming an actor.
He acted in Australian shows and movies including Twenty Something, Offspring, and INXS: Never Tear Us Apart before moving to Los Angeles in 2014. He won a nationwide talent search to become the second male model on the game show The Price is Right.
During his first appearance on the show, he graciously thanked viewers for their support.
“The first thing I wanted to say is a huge thank to everyone who voted,” he said. “It’s so amazing to be here. I can’t thank you enough.”
Best job ever
During a recent interview on the Hallmark Happenings Podcast, he talked about how much he enjoyed his work on the game show.
“You go there and people are having the best day of their life and I get to be part of that,” he said.
Since starting on the show, O’Halloran has also been able to pursue acting roles in television and film. He recently finished shooting a horror movie starring Glenn Close called The Deliverance. He has had guest roles on The Young and the Restless and Notorious, The Catch, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
When Love Springs
O’Halloran starred opposite fellow Aussie Rhiannon Fish in When Love Springs.
In the movie, Fish played Rory, a junior PR executive who recently had her heart broken. When she joins her parents and sister on a trip to a quaint bed and breakfast, she runs into her ex. In a panic, she pulls the hotel’s future owner, Noah (played by O’Halloran), into an embrace and pretends he is her boyfriend.
Though Noah is surprised, he soon opens up to Rory about his own problems. His father is considering selling the hotel and Noah has invited a travel blogger to review the place in a last-ditch effort to save it. Rory offers her advice as a PR specialist to help him save the place.
Though fans lauded both stars on social media, many said O’Halloran needs to join Fish as a regular on Hallmark.
“James O’Halloran did a great job and [I] hope to see more of him,” wrote one fan. “Saw him on The Price is Right recently and he had a speaking part, his Aussie accent was pretty strong but not a hint of that in this movie. Amazing how actors can do that.”