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Ed O'neill Biography

Ed O'Neill's starring role as the patriarch on Modern Family has garnered him an Emmy nomination for Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, the first in his long and accomplished career.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, O'Neill attended Ohio University in Athens, OH, and Youngstown State University. Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was cut in training camp and worked as a social studies teacher before becoming an actor. He has appeared in a number of movies, including The Bone Collector, Little Giants, Dutch, Wayne's World series and several films for Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet: The Spanish Prisoner, Spartan and the indie film Redbelt.

Best known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the FOX Network's long running sitcom, Married... with Children, O'Neill's other television credits include the reincarnation of Sgt. Joe Friday on Dick Wolf's remake of Dragnet, the recurring role of Baker (D-PA), a potential Vice Presidential candidate on the NBC drama The West Wing, the role of Detective Michael Mooney on David Milch's CBS series, Big Apple, and most recently that of a retired cop on HBO's John from Cincinnati, from the creator/producer of NYPD Blue and Deadwood. O'Neill also had stints on Broadway starring in the productions Lakeboat and Keep Your Pantheon.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?

19th July 2013

The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and...

Peace In The Family ; Fourth-season Production Begins

30th July 2012

Production on the fourth season of Modern Family was due to get underway this morning (Monday) following word that 20th...

Modern Family In Family Feud With Abc

26th July 2012

Cast members of ABC's Modern Family who have threatened to go on strike unless they receive substantial pay increases were...

Modern Family Script Reading Postponed As Contract Dispute Turns Ugly

26th July 2012

As expected, a full cast read for the new series of 'Modern Family' which was due to take place on...

Modern Family In Turmoil: Sofia Vergara And Co Unite Over Pay Dispute

26th July 2012

The stars of Modern Family have closed ranks against the show's producers, in a bid to get their contracts legally...

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Ed O'neill Footage Film / Movie Reviews

I Am Bruce Lee 2012, Review by Rich Cline

Comprehensively documenting Bruce Lee's life, work and philosophy, this engaging doc is packed with terrific...

Wreck-it Ralph 2012, Review by Rich Cline

Visually ambitious and packed with inside jokes for arcade gamers, this colourful animated adventure is...

Spartan 2004, Review by Christopher Null

What is the man behind such parlor-room films as The Winslow Boy and House of...

Lucky Numbers 2000, Review by Robert Strohmeyer

The tagline for this movie reads, "When they put their heads together... it's a no-brainer."...

The 10th Kingdom 2000, Review by Christopher Null

Want to visit this mysterious 10th Kingdom? You're soaking in it.A seven-hour epic miniseries...

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