British actor and radio presenter Simon O’Brien rose to fame for playing the character Damon Grant in the soap Brookside, from its launch in 1982 until 1987.
Decades later, he is successful more as the award-winning broadcaster for television and as a property expert, presenting the likes of House Trapped on Channel 4.
Here’s a detailed-writing on his life currently.
Who Is He?
Simon O’Brien was born on 19th June 1965 in Garston, Liverpool, England, the United Kingdom. So, one can say he turned 55 years of age in 2020 and also that his zodiac sign is Gemini.
Now standing to a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 meters), Simon recalls growing up in a family of limited means. He said he and his family, lived in grand Victorian homes that were sold very cheaply as they were falling to bits. He explained there would actually be signs on the doors saying, ‘do not enter’ as there was not a floor.
Then, his father would do them up. And again they would buy somewhere bigger, fix the problems, and then move. This way, Simon and his siblings (if he has one or many) were brought up in a series of doer-upper homes in their hometown in Liverpool.
And Simon too started getting his hands dirty as his father taught me the skills, that makes him so special today.
At the time of this writing, we did not find him anywhere on Instagram and Facebook. However, he was on Twitter with 1.911K followers.
What Happened To Simon O’Brien Eye?
Sometime before, Simon O’Brien sustained an eye injury after an accident that led to having an operation. He never talked about the incident. Probably, as a result, he has two different colors, one hazel/green eye, and one blue.
It is said he lost sight in his left eye because of the accident. And, wearing an eye patch on it helps limit light and prevent further damage.
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How Much Is Simon O’Brien Net Worth?
A couple of years before the year 2016, Simon O’Brien was approached by the Brit Channel 4. They said to him that they would like to work with him on any project he was passionately interested in. “I told them I like to tinker and do stuff – I’d renovated a 50s bicycle, a Victorian kitchen range, and had restored a Victorian dolls’ house for my daughter”.
Sometime later he got a call from them and was put together as a co-presenter with Henry Cole for the show Find It, Fix It, Flog. Simon and Henry are the loveable presenting duo who have also been joined by Simon Lovegrove and Max McMurdo over the course of the series.
And before this, Simon has had his fair shares of TV projects be it working on them as an actor or presenting them as the host.
He also continued to present Channel 4 DIY’s The Great House Giveaway, where two strangers get to renovate a house Simon buys for them at auction. They have six months’ period to do it up and sell it on with a budget Simon sets. If they manage to sell and make a profit, they then get to keep it the profit and split it, which would then give them chance to get their own house.
This way the My Dream Derelict Home property developer kept expanding his business and dominance. Until today, Simon O’Brien is believed to have secured a net worth of $2 million.
Who Is Simon O’Brien Wife, Elizabeth?
Simon O’Brien is married to his wife Elizabeth, who by her profession is a teacher.
Until May in 2013, we heard of them living in the first house Simon renovated in Woolton Village. And together, they also had a daughter with the name Rosa. Circa September 2016, Rosa was eight and according to Simon was “already very handy with a hammer”.
Apart from a few rare stories as such, Simon does not seemingly give away the insides of his married life. And even his social media is not that telling about the matter at hand.
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Last modified: November 1, 2020