Robert Michael Sheehan (born January 7, 1988 in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland ) is an Irish actor best known for playing the role of Nathan in the E4 drama Misfits. Robert Sheehan has been acting since childhood making his debut in Aisling Walsh's acclaimed feature film Song for a Raggy Boy. Since then he has appeared in a number of feature films including A Dublin Story, Ghostwood, An Créatúr and Summer of the Flying Saucer. On television, he appeared in 15 episodes of Foreign Exchange (Magma Film/9 Newtwork Australia) as Cormac MacNamara and in all 13 episodes of Young Blades (Insight/PAX TV) as Louis XIV of France. More recently, Robert has appeared in The Clinic (Parallel Films/RTÉ), Bel's Boys (ITV) and in Season 2 of The Tudors (Showtime/BBC).In March and April 2008, he appeared in the leading role of Addison Teller in the short-lived series Rock Rivals produced by Shed Productions for ITV. In July 2008, he appeared in the role of Liam in Bitter Sweet, a two-part RTÉ comedy drama directed by Declan Eames.
In March 2009, he appeared in the role of BJ in the dark Channel 4 trilogy, Red Riding, the TV adaptation of David Peace's cult noir novels, three feature length films set in Yorkshire during the 1970s and 1980s - appearing in all three episodes alongside Sean Bean, David Morrissey, Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Maxine Peake and Paddy Considine. He starred as one of the lead characters in the UK drama film Cherrybomb (released in 2009) along with Rupert Grint. He is currently starring as a young offender named Nathan Young in the E4 drama Misfits which follows the tales of five young adults on community service for petty crimes who find that they have superpowers after a powerful lightning storm strikes them. In 2010, he was nominated for an IFTA award in Rising Star category. In October 2010, he played Darren, a member of gangland Dublin in the 4 part drama Love/Hate on RTE One in Ireland. Sheehan is set for the lead role in the British-Italian natural thriller film Bleak Sea.