Ed O’Neill Biography
Ed O’Neill (Edward Leonard O’Neill) is an American actor and comedian. He has played roles such as Al Bundy on the Fox Network sitcom Married… with Children. For which he was then nominated for two Golden Globes.
He also played patriarch Jay Pritchett on the award-winning ABC sitcom Modern Family. A role for which he has also been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. And also won four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Ed O’Neill Age
Edward Leonard O’Neill was born on April 12, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1946-04-12]
Ed O’Neill Family
O’Neill was born into an Irish-American Catholic family to Ruth Ann (née Quinlan). Who was a homemaker and also a social worker, and his father, Edward Phillip O’Neill. Was then a steel mill worker and truck driver.
Ed O’Neill Wife
Ed got married to Catherine Rusoff in 1986. O’Neill lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Ed O’Neill Daughter
O’Neill has two daughters with his wife; Claire O’Neill and Sophia O’Neill.
Ed O’Neill Education
O’Neill went to Ursuline High School before he transferred to Worthington High School and winning a state championship. He earned the name Ed O’Winner and won a football scholarship to Ohio University. Where he then majored in history, also joining the Mu chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
O’Neill left Ohio after his sophomore year. Ed spent more time playing sports and partying than studying and also feuded with his coach.
Ed transferred to Youngstown State University, where he was then a defensive lineman. While an undergraduate, he pledged Delta Sigma Phi and was initiated into the Delta Sigma chapter there.
Rumors abound that he was then an avid partier. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 but was then cut in training camp.
Later, on Married… with Children, he played a former high-school football star who had failed to make it big and also constantly reminisced about his “glory days” at Polk High.
As part of the theme, former Pittsburgh Steelers great and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw also then made two guest appearances on the show. He was also a substitute social studies teacher at Ursuline High School before he became an actor.
Ed O’Neill Career
Ed O’Neill is an American actor best known for his roles in television shows like “Married… with Children” and “Modern Family”.
O’Neill began his career in entertainment as a stage actor in the 1970s. He made his film debut in the 1980 movie “Cruising”, and soon after landed a role on the television show “Popeye Doyle”.
However, it was his portrayal of Al Bundy on the Fox sitcom “Married… with Children” that brought him widespread recognition and success. O’Neill played the role of Bundy for ten seasons, from 1987 to 1997.
After “Married… with Children” ended, O’Neill continued to work in television, making guest appearances on various shows. In 2009, he was cast as Jay Pritchett on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family”.
The show was a critical and commercial success, and O’Neill received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work on the show.
Aside from his television work, O’Neill has also appeared in a number of films, including “Dutch”, “Little Giants”, and “Wayne’s World”. In addition to his acting career, O’Neill has also done voiceover work for animated shows like “The Penguins of Madagascar” and “Finding Dory”.
Ed O’Neill Modern Family
Ed has played the role of Jay Pritchett on the ABC sitcom Modern Family since 2009, which is a role that has earned him three Primetime Emmy Award nominations—in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
He has done voice-overs in TV advertisements for the over-the-counter form of Zyrtec since 2012, along with Walmart’s store-branded mobile phone service, Straight Talk.
Ed starred as Hank the Octopus in the highly successful Pixar animated film Finding Dory in 2016. According to Ed, he didn’t realize at first that he had a starring role in the film.
As Ed’s voice recording sessions continued and most of his interactions turned out to be with Dory, Ed began to suspect that Hank was a major character in the film.
Ed O’Neill Net Worth
O’Neill has an estimated net worth of $65 million.
Ed O’Neill Salary
O’Neill receives an estimated amount of $500,000 per episode on Modern Family together with other principal stars.
Ed O’Neill Jiu Jitsu
After he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his friend writer/director John Milius, Ed has trained in the martial art for 22 years under the mentoring of Rorion Gracie.
O’Neill received his black belt in December 2007. Ed states that he considers getting his black belt “the greatest achievement of my life, apart from my children,” in the 2012 TV documentary I Am Bruce Lee.
Ed O’Neill Height
The Married with Children star stands at a height of 1.85 m.