Ed O’neill Height, Weight, Age, Career, Relationship, Award and Net Worth 2019
Ed O’neill Net Worth – Ed O’Neill is an American actor who has several laudable performances in movies, theater and television to his credit. He is best known for his role as Al Bundy in the television sitcom ‘Married… with Children’ and as Jay Pritchett in the television series ‘Modern Family’.
Age: 70 years
Height: 6′ 1″ (185 cm)
Weight: 245 pounds (111 kg)
Ed O’Neill started with many jobs: steelworker, bartender, used car salesman etc. He studied arts (especially theater) and history at Ohio University College for two years, but then he changed to Youngstown State University College. Although he liked the stage, O’Neill initially preferred playing football for both Ohio University and Youngstown State University and was tried out in 1969 by the Pittsburgh Steelers (Pittsburgh is close to Ed’s hometown Youngstown).
However, he wasn’t chosen to join the team. After this disappointing experience, he tried to get the part of McMurphy in “One flew over the Cocoos Nest” at a Youngstown theater. When he failed he went to to Fort Lauderdale for six months. Back in Youngstown, he took part in an audition again. This time the theater was looking or people for “Rainmaker”. Ed made a parody on Burt Lancaster and was rewarded with the part of a Greek guard in “Antigone”.
Then he went to Youngstown University. During that time, he plays regularly at the local theater and teaches at Ursuline High School. In 1977, Ed decided to pursue acting as a profession. He moved to New York and lived for a long time at the Imperial Court Hotel in 79th street. He got a job as a bus boy, which he calls “the worst job in the world”, and began to study at New York’s Circle in the Square. O’Neill’s first break came in 1979 when he was understudying the lead in the Broadway play “Knockout.”
True to theatrical legend, the lead left the show and the understudy took over the role. Back in 1972, he started his movie and TV career in the film “Deliverance”. He had only one line: “No, we’re still waiting for him to come around”. His first big movie part was in “Cruising” with Al Pacino who is still a friend of his. One day, Ed played Lennie in “Of Mice and Men” in Hartford, Connecticut.
A Fox executive was in the audience and asked him if he wanted to audit for in the first Fox sitcom Married… with Children. He knew that he wanted the part of Al Bundy when his wife started to laugh reading the first page of the pilot script. Since Married… with Children’s first episode in 1987, he is the irreplaceable leading actor of this sitcom.
Ed O’Neill is married to actress and dancer Catherine Rusoff. The couple has two children, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
In 1993 he was a Golden Globe Nominee for Best TV Comedy or Musical Actor in appreciation of his role in Married… with Children.
Ed O’Neill is an American actor who has a net worth of $65 million. Ed O’Neill earned his net worth through a number of acting roles in movies and television, most notably “Married with Children” and “Modern Family.” Ed O’Neill was born in Youngstown, Ohio.