Born and brought up in Liverpool, Simon began acting in 1981 in the first ever episode of Brookside. For the last twenty years, he has successfully combined dual careers of acting and presenting. He also splits his time between developing and shooting independent films and scouring Europe for derelict properties to renovate. With his strong interest in ecology, Simon is uncompromising in his attitude toward our interaction with the natural environment. This philosophy has been practically applied to all his own building developments and projects.
Find it, Fix it, Flog it is Simon's most recent programming for Channel 4, which won a RTS award in 2017.
Simon's other Channel 4 work includes; The Sealed Bid and The Renovation Game, both of which first aired in autumn 2011. Prior to that, he fronted My Derelict Dream Home for UKTV and several series of To Buy or Not To Buy.
Simon's other previous credits comprise of the Early Morning Show for BBC Radio Merseyside, specialist reporting for BBC's Inside Out, along with guesting on many sports shows due to his passion for Football.
Simon’s most recent work for Channel 4 is Lost and Found which follow owners as they try to find their missing pets with the
help of search organisation Dog Lost and team up with Dogs Trust to re-home rescued dogs.
Simon O’Brien brings heart-warming dog show ‘Lost and Found’ to Channel 4
Grayson Perry and Simon O'Brien scoop mulitple wins at Royal Television Society Awards
Nominations announced for the The Royal Television Society Awards
Simon O'Brien presents new Channel 4 series 'Find It Fix It Flog It'
Simon O'Brien presents Sealed Bid on Channel 4