Ed O'Neill Bio

Facts About Ed O'Neill

Celebrated NameEd O'Neill
Age77 Years Old
Nick NameEd
Birth NameEdward Leonard O'Neill
Birth Date1946-04-16
Profession American Actor
Place Of BirthYoungstown, Ohio, the U.S.
FatherEdward Phillip O'Neill
MotherRuth Ann
BrothersTimothy and Leonard
High SchoolUrsuline High School
UniversityYoungstown State University
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital Statusmarried
WifeCatherine Rusoff
Net Worth$65 Million
Salary$3 million per year
Height6 ft 1 inch
Weight110 Kg
Body Measurement50-40-17 inches
Shoe Size12 (US)
Hair ColorGray
Eye Colorblue
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Ed O'Neill is an American actor and comedian. He has won four Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category of the Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his role as Jay Pritchett on the ABC sitcom "Modern Family". O'Neill made his breakthrough in his acting career with the American Television sitcom "Married... with Children" for which he was nominated for two Golden Globes Awards. As a voice actor, he has voice work for the computer-animated film "Wreck-It Ralph" film series and "Finding Dory".

Famous For

  • For his comedy roles in the movies and series.
  • For his role as Jay Pritchett on the award-winning ABC sitcom Modern Family.

What Ethnicity is Ed O'Neill?

Ed O'Neill was born on 12th April 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, the U.S. His birth name is Edward Leonard O'Neill. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the Irish-American ethnicity. His star sign is Aries. Being brought up in a Catholic family, he has been practicing Catholicism since his childhood. 

O'Neill is the oldest child born to his parents. His father Edward Phillip O'Neill, was a steel mill worker and truck driver while his mother Ruth Ann was a social worker. He was raised along with his four younger siblings; two brothers named Timothy and Leonard and two sisters.

As for education, O'Neill attended the Ursuline High School in his hometown. After high school, he enrolled at Ohio University, where he majored in history. Later, he transferred to Youngstown State University. 

Ed O'Neill, American Actor and Comedian

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What does Ed O'Neill do for a living?

  • Ed O'Neill initially started his career in American football after signing as an undrafted free agent with the NFL team Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 but failed to be included in the team.   
  •  After being rejected by the Steelers, O'Neill re-enrolled at Youngstown State University and was one of the first students in the school's new theater program.
  •  In 1979, he played a boxer opposite Danny Aiello in the Broadway play Knockout which helped him to kickstart his career in the film industry.
  • He made his big-screen debut with the 1980 crime thriller film "Cruising". 
  • The same year, he also landed his role in "The Day the Women Got Even" his first TV film. 
  •  In 1986, he was cast as NYPD detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle for the planned television series "Popeye Doyle".
  • From 1987 to 1997, he played the lead role of Al Bundy in the American TV sitcom "Married... with Children". 
  • He was then seen as Glen in "Wayne's World" and its part II in 1992 and 1993 respectively. 
  • In 1999, he starred in an American crime thriller film "The Bone Collector" which earned about $150 million against a budget of $48 million.
  • From 2003–2004 and 2004 -2005, he played in the TV series "L.A. Dragnet" and "The West Wing". 
  • After a series of failed box office performances, he landed his role as a voice actor for the Animated movie "Wreck-It Ralph" released in 2012 which was a massive box office hit. He reprised his role in Ralph Breaks the Internet released in 2018. 
  • He appeared in an episode of "Family Guy" and "Weird City" in 2015 and 2019 respectively. 
  • From 2009-to 2020, he played the lead role of Jay Pritchett in the American family sitcom "Modern Family". 
  • American comedy-drama film, "The Last Shift" released on September 25, 2020, is Ed's last movie to date. 

Who is Ed O'Neill's Wife?

The 76-years-old legendary actor has been married to a beautiful actress Catherine Rusoff since 1986. Catherine is an American actress by profession who was born in 1954 in Teaneck, New Jersey, US. The actress is best known for roles in the 1987 movie "Ohara", the hit TV series "Married… with Children" and the 1984 movie "Highway to Heaven".  After dating for a few years, the couple tied their knot in 1986. Their married life and their love of compassion for each other are often considered true and 100% dedicated in Hollywood. In the western world like America where there is a high rate of divorce among the couples, O'Neill and Catherine have still managed to remain husband-wife for more than three decades. As of 2016, they were living in Los Angeles with their two daughters: Sophia O'Neill and Claire O'Neill. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Ed O'Neill Family

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How much is Ed O'Neill Net Worth?

As of May 2022, the net worth of Ed O'Neill is estimated to be US $65 million. O'Neill has managed to earn such a huge fortune throughout his acting career. In his forty years of an acting career, Bob has played his role in around 26 films and more than fifty telefilms including series too. 

Ed used to earn around $500,000 annually for his role in "Modern Family" which is roughly $12 million per season before re-run royalties. He charges around $5 million to $10 million for his role in the movie. He is also a highly-paid voice-over actor. He also makes massive money from his endorsement deals too. Thus, his main source of wealth is from the entertainment industry and he is living a lavish lifestyle. 

How tall is Ed O'Neill?

Ed O'Neill is 6 ft 1 inch tall and has an incredible body weight of around 110 Kg. He has an average build body. His body measurement is 50-40-17 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps). He wears 12 (US) size shoes. He is a cheerful guy with a humble personality. He looks good in his short hairstyle which is gray in color. He has a pair of sparkling blue-colored eyes. He is usually seen in a formal uniform giving him a professional look. 

Trivias About Ed O'Neill You Need To Know.

  • He was an avid partier during his school years.
  • He used to work as a busboy during the struggling years of his acting career.
  • He was awarded a football scholarship to Ohio University.
  • He is a martial arts black belt.
  • He was almost a professional American football player but got cut in training camp.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ed O'Neill.

Where was Ed O'Neill born?

Ed O'Neill was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the U.S..

Who is the father of Ed O'Neill?

The father of Ed O'Neill is Edward Phillip O'Neill.

Who is the mother of Ed O'Neill?

The mother of Ed O'Neill is Ruth Ann.

What is the net worth of Ed O'Neill?

The net worth of Ed O'Neill is $65 Million.

What is the salary of Ed O'Neill?

The salary of Ed O'Neill is $3 million per year.

What is the color of Ed O'Neill's hair?

Ed O'Neill hair color is Gray.

What is the color of Ed O'Neill's eye?

Ed O'Neill eye color is blue.

Ed O’Neill Biography

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Celebrated Name Ed O'Neill
Age 77 Years Old
Nick Name Ed
Birth Name Edward Leonard O'Neill
Birth Date 1946-04-16
Gender Male
Profession American Actor
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Celebrated Name Ed O'Neill
Age 77 Years Old
Nick Name Ed
Birth Name Edward Leonard O'Neill
Birth Date 1946-04-16
Gender Male
Profession American Actor
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Youngstown, Ohio, the U.S.
Ethnicity Irish-American
Religion Catholic
Horoscope Aries
Father Edward Phillip O'Neill
Mother Ruth Ann
Sisters 2
Brothers Timothy and Leonard
High School Ursuline High School
University Youngstown State University
Sexual Orientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Catherine Rusoff
Children 2
Net Worth $65 Million
Salary $3 million per year
Height 6 ft 1 inch
Weight 110 Kg
Body Measurement 50-40-17 inches
Shoe Size 12 (US)
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color blue