Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 12
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

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

Ed O’Neill’s starring role as the patriarch on Modern Family has garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding 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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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Ed O'Neill, as Jay Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Ed O'Neill, as Jay Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Ed O'Neill, as Jay Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Ed O'Neill and Catherine Rusoff on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ed O'Neill and Bob Newhart hang out in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Ed O'Neill, Jason Winer, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Ed O'Neill & Sofia Vergara at An Evening With Modern Family
Ed O'Neill & Sarah Hyland at An Evening With Modern Family
Ed O'Neill at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball
Ed O'Neill at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The cast of Modern Family at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Ed O'Neill at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Ed O'Neill at An Evening With Modern Family
Ed O'Neill at An Evening With Modern Family
The cast of Modern Family at An Evening With Modern Family
Ed O'Neill at An Evening With Modern Family
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Modern Family - Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara
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Modern Family - Ed O'Neill
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Ed O'Neill and Catherine Rusoff on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Ed O'Neill and Catherine Rusoff on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Ed O'Neill and Bob Newhart hang out in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Ed O'Neill, Jason Winer, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Ed O'Neill & Sofia Vergara at An Evening With Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill & Sarah Hyland at An Evening With Modern Family
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