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Ryan O'Neal

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941) is an American actor and former boxer. O'Neal trained as an amateur boxer before beginning his career in acting in 1960. In 1964, he landed the role of Rodney Harrington on the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place. The series was an instant hit and boosted O'Neal's career. He later found success in films, most notably Love Story (1970), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as Best Actor, Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973), Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975), Richard Attenborough's A Bridge Too Far (1977), and Walter Hill's The Driver (1978). From 2005 to 2017, he had a recurring role in the Fox TV series Bones as Max, the father of the show's protagonist.

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Apr 20, 1941 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie My Best Friend's Famous 2019-09-06
Known For
Poster of Knight of Cups
Poster of Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals
Poster of Malibu's Most Wanted
Poster of An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn
Movie My Best Friend's Famous Himself 2019-09-06
Movie This Is Farrah Fawcett Unknown 2019-05-03
Movie Filmworker Self 2018-05-11
Movie Knight of Cups Ryan 2015-02-08
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Kubrick Remembered Unknown 2014-11-04
Movie Slumber Party Slaughter William O'Toole 2012-04-04
Series Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals Unknown 2011-06-19
Movie Farrah's Story Himself 2009-05-15
Series NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
Series What About Brian Unknown 2006-04-16
Series In Justice Unknown 2006-01-01
Series Bones Max Keenan 2005-09-13
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie Gentleman B. Unknown 2003-02-19
Movie Malibu's Most Wanted Bill Gluckman 2003-04-10
Series Miss Match Jerry Fox 2003-09-26
Movie People I Know Cary Launer 2002-11-21
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Epoch Allen Lysander 2001-11-24
Series Bull Unknown 2000-08-15
Movie The List Richard Miller 2000-09-27
Movie Coming Soon Dick 1999-06-08
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Zero Effect Gregory Stark 1998-01-30
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn James Edmunds 1998-02-20
Movie Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me Himself 1997-06-11
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Series Timecop Unknown 1997-09-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Faithful Jack Connor 1996-04-03
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Series 1775 Jeremy Proctor 1992-09-05
Movie The Man Upstairs Mooney Polaski 1992-12-06
Series Good Sports Bobby Tannen 1991-01-10
Movie Chances Are Philip Train 1989-03-10
Movie Small Sacrifices Lew Lewiston 1989-11-12
Movie Tough Guys Don't Dance Tim Madden 1987-09-18
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Movie Fever Pitch Steve Taggart 1985-11-22
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie Irreconcilable Differences Albert Brodsky 1984-09-28
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Movie Partners Sgt. Benson 1982-04-30
Movie Green Ice Joseph Wiley 1981-05-01
Movie So Fine Bobby Fine 1981-09-25
Movie The Main Event Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon 1979-06-22
Movie The Driver The Driver 1978-06-08
Movie Oliver's Story Oliver Barrett IV 1978-12-15
Movie A Bridge Too Far Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin 1977-06-15
Movie Nickelodeon Leo Taylor Harrigan 1976-12-21
Movie Barry Lyndon Redmond Barry Lyndon 1975-11-26
Movie The Thief Who Came to Dinner Webster McGee 1973-03-01
Movie Paper Moon Moses Pray 1973-05-09
Movie What's Up, Doc? Howard Bannister 1972-03-09
Movie Love Hate Love Russ Emery 1971-02-09
Movie Mean Justice Unknown 1971-02-08
Movie Wild Rovers Frank Post 1971-06-23
Movie The Games Scott Reynolds - US Commentator 1970-08-07
Movie Love Story Oliver Barrett IV 1970-12-16
Movie The Big Bounce Jack Ryan 1969-03-05
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown 1965-09-14
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Peyton Place Rodney Harrington 1964-09-15
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Empire Tal Garrett 1962-09-25
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Series Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Bachelor Father Unknown 1957-09-15
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18