Seamus Brady, played by Fintan McKeown, he made his first screen appearance in December 2012. McKeown's casting was announced on 28th November 2012 and the actor stated "This is my first appearance in soap opera and I hope I can bring something unique to the style and format of the show. I enjoy working with everyone on set, especially my on screen family, Emmett and Bronagh. I can't wait for all the drama that will inevitably ensue." Seamus is Brendan and Cheryl Brady's father. Seamus is later shot dead by his daughter Cheryl after she finds out that he abused Brendan through a video tape left by Walker, showing Seamus pleading for forgiveness and apologising.