More Ed O'Neill Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for L.A. Dragnet)Best known for his role as Al Bundy on Married with Children, Ed O'Neill has an impressive array of dramatic stage, television and feature film credits. The show that aired for more than a decade gave O'Neill two Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a television series.
In the early 1980's O'Neill moved to the bright lights of New York City from Youngstown, Ohio, to pursue his love of acting. He quickly landed his first role as an understudy in the Broadway production of Knockout. It was kismet and a little bit of luck when the lead actor left the show and O'Neill had his chance to shine. He has acted on stage in many classic productions, including David Mamet's Lakeboat at the Long Wharf Theatre, The Front Page at the Philadelphia Drama Guild, Of Mice and Men at the Hartford Stage, Gentle People at Playwrights Horizon and A Streetcar Named Desire at Theatre Calgary.
O'Neill's other television credits include playing a New York police detective in the 2001 cop drama Big Apple, where he first worked with L.A. Dragnet executive producer Walon Green. In 2000 he co-starred in the fantasy/adventure miniseries The 10th Kingdom. He has also starred in the television movies The Whereabouts of Jenny and in the action thriller Popeye Doyle.
O'Neill has also had a very busy career in the feature film world, working with a vast array of Hollywood talent. He has appeared in Lucky Numbers, The Bone Collector and Dutch. He and David Mamet came to work together again in the cult hit The Spanish Prisoner. He was also part of an ensemble cast in the family comedy Little Giants" And, showing his range as a comedic actor, he appeared in both of the Wayne's World movies.