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CARROLL O'CONNOR BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Carroll O'Connor was born on August 2nd, 1924 in Manhattan, New York with the birth name John Carroll O'Connor.  He was raised in Queens, New York and after graduating from Newtown High School he went on to join the Merchant Marines.
 
After completing his service he enrolled at the University of Montana in 1946 and studied English.  It was during this time that he developed an interest in theater.  He relocated to Ireland and continued studying theater at the National University of Ireland.  It was here that he was discovered and asked to appear at the Dublin Gate Theater where he worked until 1954.  He then returned back to New York City and tried to get a job on Broadway so instead found work teaching high school until 1958.  Carroll also worked at the Julliard School of Fine Arts as an acting and dialogue professor.  
 
In late 1958 he landed a job on an Off-Broadway production called, "Ulysses in Nighttown" and then finally got a role on Broadway in, "God and Kate Murphy" working as an understudy and stage manager. 

During the 60's O'Connor appeared in several top notch films beginning with "Lonely Are the Brave" (1962) starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy and then the blockbuster "Cleopatra" (1963) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova and Martin Landau, "In Harm's Way" (1965) starring alongside John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Franchot Tone, George Kennedy, Hugh O'Brian, Bruce Cabot, Slim Pickens, Barbara Bouchet, Larry Hagman and Henry Fonda and rounding out the decade with "The Devil's Brigade" (1968) starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Harry Carey Jr., Michael Rennie and Dana Andrews.

Carroll was now also getting offered television roles such as on a pilot called, "Those Were The Days" (1968) which later was re-shot and aired as, "All in the Family" (1968-1969) which ran for twelve years and 307 episodes.  He also appeared on, "Archie Bunker's Place" (1979) and "In the Heat of the Night" (1988) which he also served as an executive producer.          
 
O'Connor married only once to Nancy O'Connor on July 28th, 1951 and they remained together until he passed away on June 21st, 2001 in Culver City, California from a heart attack that was a result of him suffering from diabetes.  He had just one child during his lifetime, a son, Hugh O'Connor whom was adopted and who passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   
 
His son had a major drug addiction and O'Connor became a spokesperson for Partnership for Drug Free America from 1993-1997.  He was also awarded a Golden Globe for best television actor in a musical/comedy series for his role in, "All in the Family" as well as an Emmy for outstanding lead actor for the same series.  Carroll O'Connor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television.   
 
Carroll O'Connor is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. 


Filmography

2000 Return to Me
1999 Gideon 
1996-1999 Mad About You 
1999 36 Hours to Die 
1996 Party of Five
1995 In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me 
1988-1995 In the Heat of the Night
1995 In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound 
1994 In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl? 
1994 In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice 
1994 In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life 
1987 The Father Clements Story 
1986 Convicted 
1986 The Redd Foxx Show 
1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas 
1985 Brass 
1979-1983 Archie Bunker's Place
1982 Gloria 
1968-1979 All in the Family 
1977 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1974 Law and Disorder 
1972 Of Thee I Sing 
1971 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
1971 Doctors' Wives 
1970 Kelly's Heroes 
1965-1970 Insight
1969 Marlowe
1969 Death of a Gunfighter 
1969 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1969 Fear No Evil
1968 For Love of Ivy 
1968 Premiere
1968 The Devil's Brigade 
1967 Dundee and the Culhane 
1966-1967 Gunsmoke
1967 Waterhole #3 
1967 Point Blank 
1967 That Girl
1967 Mission: Impossible
1967 Warning Shot 
1966 The Wild Wild West
1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! 
1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1966 Hawaii 
1966 The Time Tunnel
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 
1966 I Spy
1965 Slattery's People
1962-1965 Dr. Kildare
1965 In Harm's Way
1965 Profiles in Courage
1962-1965 Ben Casey
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1964 Nightmare in Chicago
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964 The Fugitive
1963-1964 The Great Adventure
1964 The Outer Limits
1963 The Silver Burro 
1963 The DuPont Show of the Week
1962-1963 The Defenders
1963 East Side/West Side
1963 Cleopatra 
1963 Bonanza
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 Alcoa Premiere
1963 Stoney Burke
1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1963 Death Valley Days
1962 Naked City 
1961-1962 The Untouchables
1962 Lad: A Dog
1962 Belle Sommers 
1962 Lonely Are the Brave 
1961 By Love Possessed 
1961 The Americans
1961 Parrish 
1961 Play of the Week
1961 A Fever in the Blood 
1960-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1960 Shirley Temple Theatre 
1960 Adventures in Paradise
1960 The United States Steel Hour
1960 Sunday Showcase 
1951 The Whiteheaded Boy   





Matinee Classics - In Harm's Way starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, James Mitchum, Carroll O'Connor and Larry Hagman
Matinee Classics - All in the Family starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers
Matinee Classics - Carroll O'Connor, American actor, producer and director
Matinee Classics - Archie Bunker's Place starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois, Martin Balsam, Anne Meara, Barry Gordon and Don Rickles
Matinee Classics - Archie Bunker's Place starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois, Martin Balsam, Anne Meara, Barry Gordon and Don Rickles
Matinee Classics - Lonely Are the Brave starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau
Matinee Classics - By Love Possessed starring Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jason Robards, George Hamilton, Thomas Mitchell, Everett Sloane, Yvonne Craig, Carroll O'Connor, Barbara Bel Geddes  and Susan Kohner
Matinee Classics - The Devil's Brigade starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Harry Carey Jr., Michael Rennie, Carroll O'Connor, Dana Andrews, Gretchen Wyler, Paul Hornung, Patric Knowles, Wilhelm von Homburg, Gene Fullmer, Maggie Thrett, James Craig, Donald Ein and Dick Simmons


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