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Ryan O'Neal ACTOR


Ryan O'Neal was born on April 20th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal, born to parents Patricia O'Neal and Charles, an author and screenwriter.  As a teenager he was very involved in boxing and was even a Golden Glove boxer who had a decent amateur boxing record.  He graduated from Munich American High School in Germany in 1959.  That same year he got his first acting job in a series called, "Tales of the Vikings".  He then began working in the entertainment industry as a stand in and as a stunt man. 
O'Neal is most well known for his role between 1964 and 1966 on the ABC soap opera, "Peyton Place" as well as in the feature films, "Paper Moon" (1973), "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) and "Love Story" (1970) for which he was honored with an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
Throughout his career he made a number of other television appearances on such series as, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Bachelor Father", "Leave it to Beaver", "Westinghouse Playhouse", "Wagon Train", "Two Faces West" and had a recurring role on the NBC series, "Empire".  
O'Neal also had a decent film resume starring in such films as, "What's Up, Doc? " (1972), "Nickelodeon" (1976), "Barry Lyndon" (1975), "Oliver's Story" (1978) and "The Driver" (1978).
As his career progressed into the late 70's, roles were becoming less available to him.  However, he still managed to work on such films as, "Irreconcilable Differences" (1984) and starred on the television series, "Good Sports" (1991).
Ryan has married twice, first to Joanna Moore from April 3rd, 1963 through February 1967 and they had two children together, Tatum and Griffin.  He then married Leigh Taylor-Young in 1967 and they also had one child together, Patrick O'Neal who also grew up to pursue a career as an actor.  This marriage ended in 1974.  O'Neal also lived with actress, Farrah Fawcett between 1980 and 1997 and they have a son together named Redmond O'Neal.
O'Neal was diagnosed with leukemia in 2001, but is currently in remission as of 2006.  In 2001, after he was diagnosed with leukemia he and Farrah Fawcett reconciled their relationship and remained together until she passed away in 2009.
In 2007, O'Neal was arrested after being accused of assaulting his son, Griffin in Malibu, California, however the charges were dropped.   


2012 Slumber Party Slaughter
2011 Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals
2006-2011 Bones
2010 90210
2007 Waste Land
2005 Desperate Housewives 
2003 Miss Match 
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted 
2003 Gentleman B. 
2002 People I Know 
2001 Epoch
2000-2001 Bull
2000 The List
1999 Coming Soon
1998 Zero Effect 
1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 
1997 Hacks
1996 Faithful
1995 The Larry Sanders Show
1992 The Man Upstairs
1992 1775
1991 Good Sports 
1989 Small Sacrifices
1989 Chances Are 
1988 Sam Found Out: A Triple Play 
1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance 
1985 Fever Pitch 
1984 Irreconcilable Differences
1982 Partners 
1981 So Fine 
1981 Green Ice 
1981 Circle of Two 
1979 The Main Event 
1978 Oliver's Story 
1978 The Driver 
1977 A Bridge Too Far 
1976 Nickelodeon 
1975 Barry Lyndon 
1973 Paper Moon
1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner
1972 What's Up, Doc?
1971 Wild Rovers
1971 Love Hate Love
1970 Love Story 
1970 The Games 
1969 Under the Yum Yum Tree 
1969 The Big Bounce 
1964-1969 Peyton Place 
1968 European Eye
1964 Wagon Train 
1964 Perry Mason
1963 The Virginian
1962-1963 Empire 
1962 My Three Sons 
1961 Leave It to Beaver
1961 Westinghouse Playhouse
1961 Two Faces West
1961 Bachelor Father
1960 G.E. True Theater
1960 The Untouchables
1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 

Matinee Classics - Peyton Place starring Dorothy Malone, Warner Anderson, Ed Nelson, Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, Kasey Rogers, Harry Beckman, Paul Langton, Christopher Connelly, Patricia Breslin, Mary Anderson, Frank Ferguson and Kent Smith

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