From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. F. J. McCormick (real name Peter Judge) (1889 in Skerries, Ireland – 1947 in Dublin, Ireland) was an Irish actor who came to fame as part of Dublin's Abbey Theatre. He was also in four films; most famously Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (1947), in which he played the opportunistic Shell. He died in 1947 of a brain tumor. Description above from the Wikipedia article F. J. McCormick, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.