Who still remembers Ed O'Neill? I bet you all do. Even if you have missed, you would probable remember ‘Al Bundy’ the famous character from the tv show ‘married…with children’. Ring a bell? He is none other than Ed O'Neill.
Ed O'Neil is an American actor who is now enjoying his wise late sixties. He is not active in the industry now as compared to before. However, is always remembered as an actor who would put the show on no matter what.
The actor is best known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the Fox network sitcom Married…with children. For this role he was even nominated for two Golden Globes back then but unfortunately, he did not win any.
Since 2009, Neill has played patriarch Jay Pritchett on the award-winning ABC sitcom, Modern Family. For this role he has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and was able to win four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Man! This is quite a bunch of awards. So, it is needless to say how good Neill is at portraying and improvising. And who could forget such a star in Hollywood.
Neill has been married to his long term girlfriend, actress Catherine Rusoff. We recall her appearing in two episodes of Married…with children. The couple once got separated in 1989 but the real lovers found their way back eventually in 1993. They have two beautiful daughters, Claire and Sophia.
In December 2007, Neill received his black belt. He states that he considers getting his black belt"the greatest achievement of my [ O'Neill's] life, apart from my children."
The actor we are talking about here is the one who has come a long way in the industry with his sole hard work and perseverance. His roles in most of the movies and tv shows have inspired a great deal of audience out there.
His movie credits include Entourage, Lost Masterpieces of Pornography, Redbelt, Steel valley, Lucky numbers, The bone collector, Spanish prisoner etc. Most of them have been rated above 50% by rotten tomatoes.
He is also a popular voice actor. He has done voice acting in semi hit movies like Wreck-It Ralph and Finding Dory.
As mentioned earlier, his popularity is based upon his character portrayal in tv series. Family Guy, Real husbands of Hollywood, The Penguins of Madagascar, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Handy Manny are some of the tv series that he has been featured since 2010. He has been playing the lead role in popular tv show Modern Family as Jay Pritchett from 2009 to present.
Given his age, these days he is basically featured in a grandpa type of role.
The net worth of the actor is estimated to be $2.5 million.