Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Vic Morrow to Lennie Niehaus
Ed Neill Biography (1946-)
Born April 12, 1946, in Youngstown, OH; son of Edward Phillip (a truck driverand steel mill worker) and Ruth Ann (a social worker; maiden name, Quinlan)O'Neill; married Cathy Rusoff (a dancer and actress), February 30, 1986 (separated, 1989; reconciled, 1993). Avocational interests: Handball, history, literature, American Indian artifacts, canoeing. Career: Actor. Also credited as Edward O'Neil. Television commercials for AT&T 1-800-COLLECT, 1995-; tried out for Pittsburgh Steelers football team; taught social studies in Youngstown, OH. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a television series-comedy/musical, 1992, for Married.with Children; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a television series-comedy/musical, 1993, for Married.with Children.
Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
- Birth Details
- April 12, 1946
- Youngstown, Ohio, United States
- Al Bundy, Married.With Children, Fox,
- Also appeared as a regular on Another World, NBC.
- Mack Shore, When Your Lover Leaves, NBC,
- Whitey Gray, A Winner Never Quits, ABC,
- Russ, Right to Die, NBC,
- Officer Bivins, Police Story: Gladiator School (also known as Police School), ABC,
- Jimmy O'Meara, The Whereabouts of Jenny, ABC,
- Dr. Monochian, W.E.I.R.D. World, Fox,
- Ed, The Day the Women Got Even, NBC,
- Jay Brennan, Farrell for the People, NBC,
- Danny Buckner, Braker, ABC,
- Title role, Popeye Doyle, NBC,
- Artie Rollins, "Peter Gray Story," Miami Vice, NBC,
- Buddy Almeida, "Widow's Walk," Spencer for Hire, ABC,
- Guest, In Living Color, Fox,
- Appeared in the episode "Right to Die," Spencer for Hire, ABC; also in episodes of Hunter; and Midnight Caller, NBC.
The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox,
Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special, ABC,
Funny You Should Ask, CBS,
- Max Crandall, A Very Retail Christmas, NBC,
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, Fox,
- (Uncredited) highway patrolman, Deliverance, Warner Bros.,
- (As Edward O'Neil) Lieutenant Schreiber, Cruising, United Artists,
- Terry, The Dogs of War, United Artists,
- George Denver, Disorganized Crime, Buena Vista,
- Brannigan, K-9, Universal,
- Wilbur, Sibling Rivalry, Columbia,
- Lieutenant Amos, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Twentieth Century-Fox,
- Title role, Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), Twentieth Century-Fox,
- Glen, Wayne's World, Paramount,
- Glen, Wayne's World 2, Paramount,
- Ed, Blue Chips, Paramount,
- Kevin O'Shea, Little Giants, Warner Bros.,
- FBI team leader, The Spanish Prisoner, Sony Pictures Classics/Jasmine Productions,
- Bill Dellinger, Prefontaine, Buena Vista,
The Bone Collector, Universal,
- Also appeared in Waiting for Salazar, Touchstone.
- (Broadway debut) Paddy Klonski, Knockout, Helen Hayes Theatre, NewYork City,
- Ferrovius, Androcles and the Lion, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT,
Lakeboat, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT,
Elm Circle, Playwright's Horizons, New York City,
- Lennie, Of Mice and Men, Hartford Stage Company,
- Made stage debut in Requiem for a Heavyweight, Soho Repertory Theatre, New York City; also appeared in The Front Page, Playwright's Horizons.
Daily News TV Week, -20, 1988, p. 2.
People, p. 85.
Sunday Star-Ledger, TV-22.*
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