Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal

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    • April 20th, 1941
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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Acting (29 Credits)

2015Knight of Cups as Ryan
2003Malibu's Most Wanted as Bill Gluckman
2003Miss Match as Jerry Fox
2002People I Know as Cary Launer
2001Epoch as Allen Lysander
1999Coming Soon as Dick
1998Zero Effect as Gregory Stark
1997An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn as James Edmunds
1996Faithful as Jack Connor
1989Small Sacrifices as Lew Lewiston
1989Chances Are as Philip Train
1987Tough Guys Don't Dance as Tim Madden
1984Irreconcilable Differences as Albert Brodsky
1982Partners as Sgt. Benson
1981So Fine as Bobby Fine
1981Green Ice as Joseph Wiley
1980Obsession as Theatre Patron (uncredited)
1979The Main Event as Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon
1978Oliver's Story as Oliver Barrett IV
1978The Driver as The Driver
1977A Bridge Too Far as Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
1976Nickelodeon as Leo Taylor Harrigan
1975Barry Lyndon as Redmond Barry Lyndon
1973Paper Moon as Moses Pray
1973The Thief Who Came to Dinner as Webster McGee
1972What's Up, Doc? as Howard Bannister
1971Wild Rovers as Frank Post
1970Love Story as Oliver Barrett IV
1964Peyton Place as Rodney Harrington

Himself (2 Credits)

2017Filmworker as Self
2015Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)


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