Ed O’Neill

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Actor

Birth Name: Edward O'Neill

Birth Date: April 12, 1946

Age: 78 years old

Birth Place: Youngstown, Ohio

He became the grumbling, life-worn antithesis to the sanitized TV dads of the 1980s, with his dysfunctional, ribald on-air family the flagship of a fledgling network called Fox. Playing Al Bundy on "Married...with Children" (Fox, 1987-1997) for 11 seasons, Ed O'Neill made himself perhaps the least likely and least glamorous star in television. Within a few years, "Married... " transformed O'Neill from a New York theater actor with little comedic background into a comic icon of the bleak side of the American Dream. He would remain in demand post-Bundy, often in cop roles such as lead turns on short-lived dramas "Big Apple" (CBS, 2001) and the revised "Dragnet" (ABC, 2003-04). He would make a triumphant return to series television on the single-camera comedy, "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ). Though ever imprinted in pop culture as proverbially gruff-but-lovable Al Bundy - he of the hand resting comfortably in his pants - O'Neill would go on to build an impressive body of work as a distinguished, multilayered character actor with an innate capacity to elicit audiences' empathy, no matter the role.

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Donald Sterling
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2024

Ultimate Submission Showdown

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2021

The Last Shift

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Don
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2020

Weird CityStream

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2019

Admiral BL: Dein Verein

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Jay Pritchett
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2018

Ralph Breaks the InternetStream

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Mr. Litwak
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2018
88%

Sun Dogs

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Bob Garrity
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2017

Finding DoryStream

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Hank
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2016
94%

The Timeline

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2015

Behind the Story With the Paley Center

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2015

The Rich Eisen Show

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini

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2013

Fox's 25th Anniversary Special

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2012

Finding Your RootsStream

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2012

Wreck-It RalphStream

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Mr. Litwak
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2012
87%

LIVE with Kelly

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2011

The Chew

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2011

Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean

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2010

Youngstown: Still Standing

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2010

Modern FamilyStream

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Jay Pritchett
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2009
85%

Modern FamilyStream

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2009
85%

John From CincinnatiStream

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Bill Jacks
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2007
58%

Twenty Good Years

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2006

Handy Manny

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Mayor Johnson
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2006

The UnitStream

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2006
84%

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

Tavis Smiley

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2004

SpartanStream

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2004
65%

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

L.A. DragnetStream

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Dragnet

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2003

8 Simple RulesStream

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2002
58%

Big Apple

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Det. Mike Mooney
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2001

Nobody's Baby

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Norman Pinkney
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2001

The 10th KingdomStream

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2000

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2000

The 10th Kingdom: Night 5

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2000

Lucky Numbers

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Dick
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2000

The West WingStream

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Governor Eric Baker
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1999
81%

Family GuyStream

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Bud Swanson
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1999

The Bone CollectorStream

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Detective Paulie Sellitto
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1999
28%

The Spanish Prisoner

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1998

The View

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1997

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Bill Dellinger
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1997

Access Hollywood

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1996

W.E.I.R.D. World

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Dr. Monochian
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1995

Inside the Actors Studio

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1994

Blue ChipsStream

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Ed
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1994
38%

Little Giants

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Kevin O'Shea
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1994

Wayne's World 2Stream

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Glen, Mikita's Manager
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1993
60%

Wayne's WorldStream

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Glen, Mikita's Manager
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1992
79%

Dutch

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Dutch Dooley
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1991

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

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Lt. Amos
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1990
25%

Sibling Rivalry

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Capt. Wilbur Meany
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1990

The Whereabouts of Jenny

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Jimmy O'Meara
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1990

Disorganized Crime

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George Denver
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1989

K-9

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Brannigan
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1989

Police Story: Gladiator School

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Sgt. Stanley Bivens
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1988

Married ... With ChildrenStream

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Al Bundy
Series
1987

A Winner Never Quits

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Whitey Wyshner
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1986

Popeye Doyle

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Popeye Dolye
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1986

Spenser For HireStream

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1985

The Equalizer

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Doctor
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1985

HunterStream

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Dan Colson
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1984

Miami ViceStream

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Series
1984
71%

When Your Lover Leaves

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Mack Sher
Movie
1983

Farrell for the People

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Detective Jay Brennan
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1982

The Day the Women Got Even

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Ed
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1980

The Dogs of WarStream

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Terry
Movie
1980
68%

Good Morning America

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News
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

The Dick Cavett ShowStream

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Talk
1968

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