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Ed O'Neill

Photos Ed O'Neill Birth name: Edward O'Neill
Birth date: 1946/04/12 (75 years old)
Birth place : Youngstown (USA)
Height: 1.85 m

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Biography for Ed O'Neill

Edward O'Neill (April 12, 1946 - ) is an American actor. He is most notable for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the FOX Network's long running sitcom, Married... with Children, and is often cast as policemen on television shows and in movies.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio,USA, O'Neill was originally a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and social studies teacher before becoming an actor. He has appeared in several movies, including The Bone Collector, Dutch, and the Wayne's World series. On television, O'Neill is best remembered as Al "Four Touchdowns in One Game" Bundy on FOX's Married... with Children, and as the reincarnation of Sgt. Joe Friday on Dick Wolf's brief remake of Jack Webb's classic TV crime series, Dragnet. While Married... lasted for ten years (1987-1997), Dragnet lasted only two half-seasons.


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Title Role
Dragnet (2003) Serie TV Sgt. Joe Friday
Big Apple (2001/I) Serie TV Det. Michael Mooney
Nobody's Baby (2001) Norman Pinkney
Lucky Numbers (2000) Dick
10th Kingdom, The (2000) (mini) Serie TV Relish the Troll King
Bone Collector, The (1999) Detective Paulie Sellitto
Spanish Prisoner, The (1997) FBI Team Leader
Prefontaine (1997) Bill Dellinger
W.E.I.R.D. World (1995) (TV) Dr. Monochian
Little Giants (1994) Kevin O'Shea
Blue Chips (1994) Ed
Wayne's World 2 (1993) Glen
Wayne's World (1992) Mikita's Manager, Glen
Dutch (1991) Dutch
Whereabouts of Jenny, The (1991) (TV) Jimmy O'Meara
Very Retail Christmas, A (1990) (TV)
Sibling Rivalry (1990) Capt. Wilbur Meany
Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The (1990) Lt. Amos former lead singer of the Disco Express
K-9 (1989) Brannigan
Disorganized Crime (1989) George Denver
Police Story: Gladiator School (1988) (TV) Sgt. Bivens
Right to Die (1987) (TV)
Marrié, 2 enfants (1987) Serie TV Al Bundy
Popeye Doyle (1986) (TV) Popeye Doyle
Winner Never Quits, A (1986) (TV) Whitey Wyshner
Braker (1985) (TV) Danny Buckner
When Your Lover Leaves (1983) (TV) Mack Shore
Farrell for the People (1982) (TV) Detective Jay Brennan
Dogs of War, The (1980) Terry
Day the Women Got Even, The (1980) (TV) Ed
Cruising (1980) (as Edward O'Neil) Det. Schreiber


Was nearly cast as Sam Malone in the TV show "Cheers"

Taught Social Studies in Youngstown before acting.

Tried out but was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Expected "Married: With Children" to be cancelled within the first 6 episodes.

Was considered for the role of the father in "Family Ties" (1982).

Practices Ju Jitsu

He attended Ursuline High School.

He graduated from Ursuline High School

Famous for playing Al Bundy

Often plays cops on TV shows or movies. On an episode of Married...With Children, he dreamed that he was a detective.

Learned Ju Jitsu from the famous Gracie family, the creators of Brazillian Ju Jitsu.

The first actor from Fox to host Saturday Night Live in 1990; three years later his Married...With Children co-star, Christina Applegate hosted the show.

Was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, but released during training camp.


Spouse : Catherine Rusoff (1986 - present) (separated 1989; reconciled in 1993)

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by petiot56

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