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Ryan O'Neal

Actor, Producer
Died December 8, 2023 (82 years)
Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (April 20, 1941 - December 8, 2023) was 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.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Knight of Cups
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • Coming Soon
  • Green Ice
  • The List
Known For
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Paper Moon
  • Love Story
  • The Driver
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • Zero Effect
  • Chances Are
  • People I Know
  • Irreconcilable Differences
  • Malibu's Most Wanted
  • Nickelodeon
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance
  • An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
  • The Main Event
  • Partners
  • So Fine
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner
  • Green Ice
  • Oliver's Story
  • Wild Rovers
  • Epoch
  • Faithful
  • Small Sacrifices

Filmography

2015
2015
Unity · as Narrator (voice)
2012
Slumber Party Slaughter · as William O'toole
2012
2011
2009
NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
2008
90210 (TV Series) · as Spence Montgomery
2006
What About Brian (TV Series)
2006
In Justice (TV Series)
2005
Bones (TV Series) · as Max Keenan
2004
Desperate Housewives (TV Series) · as Rodney Scavo
2003
Miss Match (TV Series) · as Jerry Fox
2003
Malibu's Most Wanted · as Bill Gluckman
2002
People I Know · as Cary Launer
2002
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (TV Series) · as Cast
2001
Epoch · as Allen Lysander
2000
Gentleman B. · as Phil, Bank Manager
2000
The List · as Richard Miller
2000
Bull (TV Series)
1999
1998
Zero Effect · as Gregory Stark
1997
1997
Timecop (TV Series)
1997
Hacks · as Dr. Applefield
1996
Faithful · as Jack Connor
1996
1995
Man of the House · as Man With Kite (uncredited)
1993
1992
The Man Upstairs · as Mooney Polaski
1992
1775 · as Jeremy Proctor
1991
Good Sports (TV Series) · as Bobby Tannen
1990
Hollywood Mavericks · as Barry Lyndon
1989
Small Sacrifices · as Lew Lewiston
1989
Small Sacrifices (TV Series) · as Lew Lewiston
1989
Chances Are · as Philip Train
1987
1987
Tough Guys Don't Dance · as Tim Madden
1985
Fever Pitch · as Taggart
1985
Peyton Place: The Next Generation · as Rodney Harrington
1984
Irreconcilable Differences · as Albert Brodsky
1982
Partners · as Sgt. Benson
1981
So Fine · as Bobby Fine
1981
Green Ice · as Joseph Wiley
1981
Obsession · as Theatre Patron (uncredited)
1979
The Main Event · as Eddie "kid Natural" Scanlon
1978
Oliver's Story · as Oliver Barrett Iv
1978
The Driver · as The Driver
1977
A Bridge Too Far · as Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
1976
Nickelodeon · as Leo Harrigan
1975
Barry Lyndon · as Redmond Barry / Barry Lyndon
1973
Paper Moon · as Moses Pray
1973
The Thief Who Came to Dinner · as Webster Mcgee
1972
What's Up, Doc? · as Howard Bannister
1971
Wild Rovers · as Frank Post
1971
Love Hate Love · as Russ Emery
1971
Mean Justice · as Tal Garrett
1970
Love Story · as Oliver Barrett Iv
1970
The Games · as Scott Reynolds
1969
The Big Bounce · as Jack Ryan
1966
The Felony Squad (TV Series)
1965
Green Acres (TV Series)
1964
Peyton Place (TV Series) · as Rodney Harrington
1962
Empire (TV Series) · as Tal Garrett
1962
The Virginian (TV Series) · as Ben Anders
1960
My Three Sons (TV Series) · as Chug Williams
1959
1959
The June Allyson Show (TV Series) · as Cadet Wade Farrell
1959
Laramie (TV Series) · as Johnny Jacobs
1959
The Untouchables (TV Series) · as Bellhop
1957
Perry Mason (TV Series) · as John Carew
1957
Wagon Train (TV Series) · as Paul Phillips
1957
Bachelor Father (TV Series)
1957
Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
1953
General Electric Theater (TV Series) · as Art Anderson
1952
This Is The Life (TV Series) · as Hal Tobias

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