Ron O'Neal Biography (1937-)

Born September 1, 1937, in Utica, NY. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm Talent Agency, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
September 1, 1937
Utica, New York

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Peter, Move, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Joe Peralez, The Organization, United Artists, 1971
  • Youngblood Priest, Superfly, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Youngblood Priest, Superfly T.N.T., Paramount, 1973
  • Paulo, The Master Gunfighter, Billy Jack, 1975
  • Walter Nance, Brothers, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Dan Rollins, A Force of One, Columbia, 1979
  • Otis, The Hitter, 1979
  • Lieutenant Charlie Garber, When a Stranger Calls, Columbia, 1979
  • Commander Dan Thurman, The Final Countdown, United Artists, 1980
  • Otis Kaylor, St. Helens (also known as St. Helens, Killer Volcano), Parnell, 1981
  • Bella, Red Dawn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Cliff Taylor, Freedom Fighters (also known as Mercenary Fighters), 1987 Cannon, 1988
  • Mayor, Hero and the Terror, Cannon, 1988
  • Death House, 1988 American International Pictures Home Video, 1992
  • George "Cotton" Shorter, Trained to Kill, 1988
  • Samuel "Tubbs" Tubarian, Hyper Space, 1989
  • George Wilkes, Up against the Wall, 1991
  • Detective, Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter, Paramount Home Video, 1994
  • Bubba, Original Gangstas (also known as Hot City), Orion, 1996
  • Deadly Rhapsody, EnterTech Media Group, 2001
  • Film Director
  • Superfly T.N.T., Paramount, 1973
  • Up against the Wall, 1991
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Francis Cardozo, Freedom Road, NBC, 1979
  • Mustapha Mond, Brave New World, NBC, 1980
  • Clarence "Claire" Henderson, The Sophisticated Gents, NBC, 1981
  • William Still, North and South, ABC, 1985
  • Movies
  • Colonel Robles, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (also knownas The Mad Messiah), CBS, 1980
  • Steve Phillips, Playing with Fire, NBC, 1985
  • Kyle Weston, North Beach and Rawhide, CBS, 1985
  • Daniel Backus, As Summers Die, HBO, 1986
  • Series
  • H. H., the Sultan of Johore, Bring 'em Back Alive, CBS, 1982-1983
  • Lieutenant Isadore Smalls, The Equalizer, CBS, 1986-1987
  • Specials
  • Ray Samuels, Hammer, Slammer, and Slade, ABC, 1990
  • Uncle John, The Boys, ABC, 1992
  • Youngblood Priest (in archival footage) Half Past Autumn: The Life andWorks of Gordon Parks, 2000
  • Superfly: Ron O'Neal Story--The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Colonel, "A Chicken in Every Plot," The Greatest American Hero, 1982
  • Mr. Putnam, "Lofty Steele," Remington Steele, 1984
  • Pete, "El Capitan," Hill Street Blues, 1985
  • "Fox and Hounds," Crazy Like a Fox, 1985
  • "Sky Knight," Knight Rider, 1985
  • Stan Williams, "Bald Ambition," Hill Street Blues, 1986
  • Isaac Stubbs, "Once Upon a Time," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987
  • "Frank Joins the Club," Frank's Place, 1987
  • Sergeant Bill Dietrich, "The Case of the Great Car Robbery," Mathnet, c. 1988.
  • Quentin, "The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic," A Different World, 1988
  • Sergeant Joe Santiago, "J.B. As in Jailbird," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Mercer Gilbert, "Whitley's Last Supper," A Different World, 1990
  • Superfly, "David's Van," The Sinbad Show, 1993
  • Clinton James, "One Degree of Separation," Living Single, Fox, 1997
  • Clinton James, "Never Can Say Goodbye," Living Single, Fox, 1997
  • Arthur Fairchild, "Roots III," Sparks, UPN, 1997
  • Sergeant Scully, "Saving Private Marlon," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1999
  • Also appeared in an episode of The Interns, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Best of Broadway (revue), 1968
  • No Place to Be Somebody, Public Theatre, then American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • American Pastorale, off-Broadway production, 1969
  • The Mummer's Play, off-Broadway production, 1969
  • Corporal Lestrade, The Dream on Monkey Mountain, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1971
  • Title role, Othello, Avon Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1994
  • Also appeared in Tiny Alice; appeared with the New York Shakespeare Festival, 1970.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The screenplay Superfly T.N.T. was based on a story by O'Neal.
OTHER SOURCES
    Television Specials
    • Superfly: Ron O'Neal Story--The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000

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