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Carroll O'Connor

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O'Connor as Archie Bunker, 1975

Source: Wikipedia

John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001), known as Carroll O'Connor, was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes. The following year he found fame as the lovable bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979 to 1983). O'Connor later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988 to 1995, where he played the role of southern Police Chief William (Bill) Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You.

Fact file

  • Born: John Carroll O'Connor August 2, 1924 Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Died: June 21, 2001 (aged 76) Culver City, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: University of Montana-Missoula
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, producer, director
  • Years active: 1951–2000
  • Spouse(s): Nancy Fields O'Connor
  • Children: Hugh O'Connor (deceased)

Read more about Carroll O'Connor at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

'All in the Family' celebrated in complete series set
USA Today Movies, 2012-11-03 07:51:26
Carroll O'Connor starred as bigoted Archie Bunker on controversial sitcom that changed what topics were acceptable on TV

Sherman Hemsley, Star of ‘The Jeffersons’ Dies at 74
NY Times TV, 2012-07-25 00:42:29
Carroll O'Connor, left, as Archie Bunker and Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson on "All in the Family."

Critic’s Notebook: TV Kisses Lose Impact They Had in Sammy Davis Jr.’s Day
NY Times TV, 2012-02-11 00:40:50
The shocking kiss Sammy Davis Jr. gave to Carroll O'Connor in 1972.

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