Tara Jean O'Brien

Tara Jean O'Brien

Actor, Comedian, Location Manager, Location Scout, Producer, Production Manager and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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March 2012
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About Tara

Tara Jean is a graduate of the University of Southern California with degrees in theater and political science. Hellbent on breaking into comedy, she also trained at the Groundlings, iO West, UCB and lots of other dark rooms around L.A. She had a two-woman comedy band called VOMIT, which played in various Los Angeles comedy clubs including becoming regulars at the Laugh Factory and the Improv. She is currently on the Second City LA house long form team, “Brother Bradley,” the formerly iO West/current ACME sketch team, “Drug Money,” the short form house improv team at Flappers comedy club, the sketch team, “The Volcano” at The Ruby, as well as co-hosting her own character show called, “FUN-raiser!”

She is a former headline writer for The Onion, two different online web-series campaigns for Samsung, and currently is a contributing writer to and Good.Is (Upworthy). She’s written sketches for many sketch teams and you can find some of her favorite ones with Hey Neighbor.

Tara has also been a location manager for many years having worked on Key and Peele, Playing House, Nobodies, and Girlfriend’s Day starring Bob Odenkirk. She recently produced music videos for Harry Shearer’s character “Derek Smalls” of Spinal Tap. (Officially the coolest thing Tara could ever imagine.)
Film and television appearances include: Conan O’Brien, Tosh.0, Teachers, General Hospital, and the cult horror hit, Rubber... which is NOT a porn.

Unique traits: Can cry like a baby. Uses turn signal every time.


  • Do Not Go Gently

    Do Not Go Gently Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Unable to cope with the trauma of a mass shooting in her city, a lonely, 65-year old woman meets a young girl in distress and decides to “save” the girl from her abusive family.

  • The Nest

    The Nest Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy After the death of her mother, a 13-year-old girl is left to live with her grandparents in Palm Desert and ends up running their failing, but infamous seniors nightclub, The Nest.

  • Prom King

    Prom King Mystery Other Adventure A young man at boarding school is framed for a crime he didn't commit, sent to a life of hell in a juvenile detention center, and narrowly escapes to return to the boarding school and seek his revenge.


  • Punky Monkey

    Punky Monkey (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A heartbroken woman is gently coaxed back into enjoying life by her best friend.

  • Nina

    Nina (2016)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Music) Location management The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

  • Key and Peele

    Key and Peele (2013 - 2015)
    Television (Comedy) Location management Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches.

  • Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant

    Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Location management A self-anointed 'renegade' male flight attendant must save the day when the airline he works for tries to eliminate flight attendants as a cost-cutting measure.

  • Unchecked Ego

    Unchecked Ego (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress If you've ever felt like the only considerate driver on the road, this is why. Stop being polite and start being millennial.

  • True Colors

    True Colors (2014)
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  • Harassment

    Harassment (2014)
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  • Power Walk

    Power Walk (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress A woman on a routine walk becomes the center of a spontaneous campaign which quickly turns malicious.

  • Taking the Lead

    Taking the Lead (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress London Lacey clashes with Los Angeles living, hitting rock bottom. She seeks the help of Summer Blossom and her devoted therapy group misfits.

  • Lovesick

    Lovesick (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Location management Lovesick is the comic tale of Charlie Darby (Matt LeBlanc), a man who has everything going for him: a great job as an elementary school principal, supportive friends and a wonderful life. The one thing that Charlie doesn't have is love because every time he starts to fall for a girl, his brain chemistry changes and he goes clinically insane. When he meets Molly Kingston (Ali Larter), a former dancer who just might be his perfect match, Charlie is confronted with the consequences of his condition. With the help of his friend Jason (Adam Rodriguez) and the often misguided advice from his wacky neighbor Lester (Chevy Chase), Charlie must find a way to overcome his psychosis to claim his chance at true love.

  • In Your Eyes

    In Your Eyes (2014)
    Film (Romance and Sci-Fi) Location management In the frozen East Coast winter, Rebecca is withering away in a life of cocktail parties and lonely nights as the sheltered, soft-spoken wife of a successful doctor. Across the country in sun-drenched New Mexico, charismatic ex-con Dylan is struggling to find his footing and a fresh start. When these polar opposites realize they share an inexplicable connection, a unique metaphysical romance begins. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

  • Trophy Wife

    Trophy Wife (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Location management A reformed party girl finds herself an insta-family after falling in love with a man with 3 manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.

  • Rock

    Rock (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A regular office birthday party turns violent when an annoying delivery man has a hard time accepting who's boss.

  • Starving in Hollywood

    Starving in Hollywood (2013)
    Television (Animation and Comedy) Actress Hate people and things? Us too. Welcome to the world of "Starving In Hollywood" - where dreams are broken, celebrities are crushed, politicians exposed and mainstream culture attacked with joyous abandon. This comedy variety show features an array of formats; including sketches, farce commercials, music and animation. Buy a ticket and take the ride, friends. We promise a grand old time. Written by Shameless Redhead Productions

  • General Hospital

    General Hospital (2010 - 2013)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Actress During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

  • 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom

    3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Location management Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

  • It's Just Hi!

    It's Just Hi! (2012)
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  • Professionals Only Need Apply

    Professionals Only Need Apply (2012)
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  • Sassy Pants

    Sassy Pants (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Location management Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.

  • Let's Do This!

    Let's Do This! (2011)
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  • Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred

    Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011)
    TV Movie (Adventure, Comedy and Horror) Location management Fred's life becomes like a horror movie: his favorite music teacher is missing and all suspicions point to her replacement, Mr. Devlin, a pale man who dresses in all black and carries an umbrella in the sunlight.... Fred suspects that he's a vampire. With the help of his faithful friend Bertha, Fred sets out to save the town from this garlic-hating fiend. Written by Evan Dalton

  • Odd Man Out

    Odd Man Out (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A lonely furnace repairman, Fred lives alone with his pet Roomba, Blue. After a brief encounter with a married couple he finds himself helplessly in love.

  • Little Birds

    Little Birds (2011)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

  • The Big Year

    The Big Year (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick, who's seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler, newly retired, and Brad Harris, who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick's wife wants a baby, Stu's firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the continent (including a trip to Alaska's westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Funny or Die Presents...

    Funny or Die Presents... (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A series of comedy sketches brought to you by the people at Funny or Die.

  • Rubber

    Rubber (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Actress As film spectators watch, a killer car tire comes to life in a desert dump site. Flexing its... rubber... and ready to roll, it soon discovers its telekinetic ability to make small animals and people's heads explode. Lt. Chad hopes to end this movie by fatally poisoning every last spectators, but failing that, the show must go on, and the tire goes on a three-day rampage. With few left alive, a lure is constructed to draw the tire from its motel room, where hopes are to end it and this movie once and for all. Written by statmanjeff

  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable (2010)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town. Written by secret_agent

  • Kaboom

    Kaboom (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Mystery, Romance and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Smith's everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

  • Outsourced

    Outsourced (2009)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Musical) Actress Sheldon Willingham, a long time customer service employee for Skylab Airlines and aspiring writer, finds his normal, boring life turned upside down when he is laid off from his job because it has been outsourced to India.

  • Tech Support

    Tech Support (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Outsourcing companies know Americans prefer to speak with local tech support operators. No prob, y'all.

  • Herpes Boy

    Herpes Boy (2009)
    Film (Comedy) Actress Rudolph Murray hates his life. He has a large purple birthmark on his upper lip and everyday he finds someone staring, pointing, or calling him names-like Herpes Boy. He makes videos for the Internet in which he rants about his quirky life and zany family, including his New Age mother, emotionally distant father, and grumpy grandmother. When his "actress-slash-model-slash-dancer" cousin re-edits his videos to make herself more popular, it attracts a huge new audience and makes Rudolph an unlikely-and unwilling-cyber-celebrity at the worst possible time in his life. Written by RudeFilms

  • A Starchy World

    A Starchy World (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress "A Starchy World" follows an ensemble of quirky characters as they experience a day just like any other - a day ruled by potatoes. They talk about potatoes, think about potatoes, and - most importantly - eat potatoes. Potatoes are both the center of their universe and the universe itself. Whether they're baked or mashed, deep-fried or pan-fried, the inhabitants of this starchy world know one thing: they like potatoes. Written by Nathaniel Atcheson


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