He’s starred in many different endeavors, including pictures, commercials, and television sitcoms.
O’Neill grew up in the Youngstown, Ohio area and was initially a social studies teacher before he decided to concentrate on acting. O’Neill got his start in the Repertory Theater’s Production of “Of Mice and Men” in the early 1980’s. After that O’Neill was in various television commercials as well as guest starred on several films and television shows. Ed O’Neill got his big break when he was cast as the bumbling, hen pecked and sarcastic Al Bundy on the off-beat “Married with Children” from 1987 to 1997.
After the conclusion of “Married with Children” O’Neill appeared in a variety of movie and television characters, including “The Bone Collector”, “8 Simple Rules”, and “The West Wing”. Since 2009 he’s co-starred as Jay Pritchett in the ABC show “Modern Family”.
He also has done some more commercial work, lending his voice into a television advertisement about the sleep aid Zyrtec. O’Neill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
Ed O’Neill has an estimated net worth of $40 million
Ed O’Neill is an American celebrity with an estimated net worth of $40 million. He is 6’1 and weighs 228 pounds. Edward O’Neill, Jr. was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946. Due to his large height, O’Neill was seemingly created to play football. He attended Ohio University on a football scholarship. In 1969 O’Neill was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. His professional football career was short-lived because he was cut during training camp.
After the devastation of being cut, O’Neill went back to complete his collegiate studies at Youngstown State University. He got an interest in the arts and joined the university’s theater department. After college O’Neill became a social studies teacher at his former high school. Then he began acting full time when he joined the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
While Married with Children was filming, O’Neill appeared in numerous films and television programs. Some of O’Neill’s filmography includes Wayne’s World (1992), Wayne’s World 2 (1993), Little Giants (1994), The Bone Collector (1999), and Wreck-It-Ralph (2012). In 2009, O’Neill was cast yet again on a hit comedy series, ABC’s Modern Family.
After auditioning for many years and receiving little parts in some places, O’Neill was cast as Al Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married with Children.The smash sitcom made O’Neill an American superstar. Married with Children aired until June 1997.
Ed O’Neill has been married to actress Catherine Rusoff since 1986. They have two daughters, Claire and Sophia O’Neill.
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