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Patrick O'Neal



Patrick O'Neal made his first stage appearance in 1944 in his home state of Florida. While still a teenager, O'Neal was assigned to direct Signal Corps training shorts. Following his training at the Actors Studio and Neighborhood Playhouse, O'Neal entered the virgin territory of live TV, making appearances on such early anthologies as Gruen Playhouse. He played the romantic lead in his first film, 1954's The Mad Magician, thereafter settling into stuffed-shirt or villainous roles. It was fun to watch the usually reserved O'Neal make a meal of a mad-killer part obviously intended for Vincent Price in Chamber of Horrors (1966). It was also amusing to watch him bring a reluctant, droopy-eyed approach to the silly secret agentry of the 1967 spy spoof Matchless (1967). After appearing with Doris Day in Where Were You When the Lights Went Out (1966), O'Neal essayed the occasional role of dashing foreign correspondent on TV's The Doris Day Show (1968-73). Additional television assignments for O'Neal included his co-starring stint with Hazel Court in the 1957 comedy-melodrama series Dick and the Duchess (1957), the top-billed role of pathologist Daniel Coffee in the impressively produced videotaped medical series Diagnosis Unknown (1960), the straight-laced supporting role of lawyer Samuel Bennett in Kaz (1978) and the JR-type part of evil businessman Harlan Adams during the first (1983-84) season of Emerald Point NAS (Robert Vaughn took over the role in 1980). Making his Broadway debut in 1961, O'Neal appeared opposite Bette Davis the following year in his favorite part, the discredited, debauched Reverend Shannon in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana. Going public by admitting his alcoholism in the 1970s, O'Neal appeared in a number of public-service announcements on behalf of AA; he also provided voiceovers for innumerable commercial products. When not performing, Patrick O'Neal pursued a successful second career as a restaurateur.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
8% Furry Vengeance
  • Actor
2010
14% Wild Hogs
  • Family Dad
2007
No Score Yet Unspoken Love
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Lost In The Pershing Point Hotel
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Right Temptation
  • Carl
2000
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal
  • Arthur Westbrook
1993
75% Under Siege
  • Director
  • Capt. Adams
1992
38% For the Boys
  • Shephard
1991
77% Alice
  • Alice's Father
1990
69% Die Hard 2
  • Cpl. Telford
1990
87% Q & A
  • Kevin Quinn
1990
No Score Yet The Defense Never Rests
  • Actor
1990
73% New York Stories
  • Phillip Fowler
1989
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son
  • Dr. Armbruster
1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason Returns
  • Arthur Gordon
1985
70% The Stuff
  • Stuff Executive
1985
No Score Yet Spraggue - "Murder for Two"
  • Dr. Miles Richards
1984
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer
  • Pete Strickland
1980
No Score Yet Independence
  • George Washington
1976
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Dale Coba
1975
63% The Way We Were
  • George Bissinger
1973
No Score Yet Silent Night, Bloody Night
  • John Carter
1973
No Score Yet Columbo: Blueprint for Murder
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet El Condor
  • Chavez
1970
86% Joe
  • Bartender at Ginger Man
1970
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter
  • Lt. Cmdr. Charles Rone
1970
43% Castle Keep
  • Capt. Lionel Beckman
1969
No Score Yet Stiletto
  • Baker
1969
No Score Yet Assignment to Kill
  • Richard Cutting
1968
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
  • Peter Garrison
1968
No Score Yet The Secret Life of an American Wife
  • Tom
1968
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors
  • Jason Cravatte aka Jason Caroll
1966
No Score Yet A Fine Madness
  • Dr. Oliver West
1966
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly
  • Maj. Albert Stedman
1966
No Score Yet King Rat
  • Max
1965
40% In Harm's Way
  • Cmdr. Neal O'Wynn
1965
60% The Cardinal
  • Cecil Turner
1963
30% From the Terrace
  • Dr. Jim Roper
1960
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth
  • Walter Blunt
1954
No Score Yet The Mad Magician
  • Bruce Allen
1954
No Score Yet Gangsters: A Golden Age
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Harmon Gordon

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