Joe O’Byrne has appeared on Coronation Street in seven roles:
- An AFO in October 2000
- DC Hammond in August 2001
- Building inspector Jack Henshaw in May 2002
- A Fire Officer in March and November 2004
- A Chip Shop Customer in November 2005
- A Male Customer at Wong's Chippy in November 2006
- Spoony in April 2011, who was a former cell-mate of Jim McDonald.
His other credits include minor roles in Heartbeat, Phoenix Nights, Clocking Off, The Royal and Emmerdale.
Aside from acting, a former presenter for Salford City Radio and a columnist for Manchester Gossip, he has taught in theatre, film making, writing and acting for stage and screen at universities and colleges, and ran his own acting classes.