ED O’NEILL HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
In celebration of many successful years in entertainment, Ed O’Neill was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 30th. Leron Gubler, emcee and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO and guest speakers Steve Levitan, Creator and Executive Producer of “Modern Family”, along with O’Neill’s Television Wives Katey Sagal and Sofia Vergara helped unveil the 2,446th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in front of DSW Shoe Store. “This is overwhelming. I want to thank the fans for being here. No fans, no show, no career. I really appreciate everything I have been given. Just think somewhere in this world a baby girl is being born and she is going to be my next wife!” said O’Neill.
In celebration of many successful years in entertainment, Ed O’Neill was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 30th, 2011.
Ed O’Neill is known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the FOX Network’s long running sitcom, “Married…With Children.” The role prompted two Golden Globe Award nominations. He is currently seen on the award-winning ABC sitcom “Modern Family” in the role of Jay Pritchett, for which he received Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Fox Home Entertainment will release “Modern Family” Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th.
Born to an Irish Catholic family on April 12, in Youngstown, Ohio, O’Neill attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, 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 several movies including “The Bone Collector,” “Little Giants,” “Dutch,” the “Wayne’s World” series, and various films for Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet including “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Spartan,” and the indie film “Redbelt.”
Besides his roles on “Married…With Children,” and “Modern Family” O’Neill’s 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’s talent also took him to Broadway starring in productions “Lakeboat” and “Keep your Pantheon.”
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