Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill's starring role as the patriarch on Modern Family has garnered him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. 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.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Chew (2015)
Guest starring as Ed O'Neill
Live! with Kelly (2011)
Guest starring as Ed O'Neill
Modern Family (2009)
Starring as Jay Pritchett (208 episodes)
John from Cincinnati (2007)
Starring as Bill Jacks
L.A. Dragnet (2003)
Starring as Lt. Joe Friday
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Ed O'Neill (2 episodes)
8 Simple Rules (2002)
Guest starring as Matt
Big Apple (2001)
Starring as Det. Michael Mooney (8 episodes)
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Starring as Relish the Troll King (9 episodes)
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as Bud Swanson
Married... with Children (1987)
Starring as Al Bundy (259 episodes)
Miami Vice (1984)
Guest starring as FBI Agent Arthur Lawson
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Ed O'Neill