|Born:||2 September 1987|
|Originally From:|| Boston, Massachusetts (born)|
Dublin, Ireland (raised)
|First appearance:||Sudden Death|
Cathal Pendred is an American-born Irish actor.
He played Wade Steuben in the 2018 series Magnum P.I.
Pendred was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish immigrant parents. When he was four years old he moved with his parents to Dublin, Ireland, where he was raised alongside a younger brother and two younger sisters. Pendred competed in rugby growing up and was talented, winning the Leinster Schools Senior Cup.
Mixed Martial Arts
Pendred started his professional career in 2009. He became the number one ranked welterweight in Ireland during 2010 after winning the national title. In March 2013 he became the Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion after beating the title holder Gael Grimaud in London, England.
Pendred was selected as a cast member of the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter on 25 March 2014. He was then chosen as the third pick for the middleweights on coach BJ Penn's team. In the quarter-final rounds, Pendred fought Team Edgar middleweight Urbina. Pendred defeated Urbina by decision after three rounds. Pendred fought Eddie Gordon in the semi-finals. He lost the bout by a split decision.
Pendred faced Team Penn teammate Mike King at middleweight on 19 July 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. He was victorious via second round submission. The win earned him 'Fight of the Night' honours along with Mike King. However, King would also later go on to fail the drug test which resulted in his half of the bonus going to Pendred.
Pendred dropped to the welterweight division where he fought Gasan Umalatov on 4 October 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story. He defeated Umalatov by split decision.
Pendred next faced Sean Spencer on 18 January 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Pendred won the fight by a controversial unanimous decision. Both Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg had felt Spencer had dominated the fight and declared on air how baffling the decision was; later UFC president Dana White echoed this sentiment on air. Likewise, all 15 major MMA media outlets scored the fight in favour of Spencer.
Pendred faced Augusto Montaño on 13 June 2015 at UFC 188. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Montaño tested positive for testosterone metabolites in the post-fight drug test. Pendred faced John Howard as a short notice replacement on 11 July 2015 at UFC 189. He lost the fight via split decision. Pendred next faced Tom Breese on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76. Pendred lost the fight by TKO in the first round. Pendred announced his retirement from MMA on 25 November 2015.
Cathal was the subject of a 2013 MTV UK mini-documentary entitled "Pendred".
It was announced 23 May 2017 that Pendred had been cast in a lead role in the Amazon produced TV series Lore, which is based on the popular podcast of the same name. Pendred would play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series. Lore premiered 13 October 2017.
Pendred was educated in Belvedere College, Dublin and won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 2005 alongside future Irish internationals Cian Healy and Ian Keatley. Pendred attended Dublin City University where he studied forensics, he graduated with a BSc degree in Analytical Science in 2012.
In April 2014 Cathal was pictured carrying a baby dolphin into the ocean. The dolphin had become beached and was unable to return to deep enough water on its own. A picture was taken with the dolphin in Cathal's arms as he carried it into the sea, this picture went viral soon after the incident. Subsequently, the story was reported across the globe.
Mr Pendred was announced as a franchisee for the healthy food company "Chopped" in November.
In 2015 Pendred became the first UFC fighter to support an anti-domestic violence group. He spearheaded a campaign which promoted the positive influence men can play in stopping domestic abuse of women and children. The campaign involved the release of a powerful YouTube video in which Pendred spoke about the role men can play in preventing abuse.
|Magnum P.I. Cast|
|Current|| Jay Hernandez • Perdita Weeks • Zachary Knighton • Stephen Hill • Tim Kang • Amy Hill|
|Other||Domenick Lombardozzi • Kimee Balmilero • Corbin Bernsen • Ken Jeong • Taylor Wily • Christopher Thornton • Bobby Lee|