Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

Highest Rated: 95% Point Blank (1967)

Lowest Rated: 20% Doctors' Wives (1971)

Birthday: Aug 02, 1924

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Carroll O'Connor's apprenticeship as an actor was long; he spent many years as a substitute schoolteacher living with his wife in cold-water flats awaiting the "big break." He was well into his thirties when steady, albeit supporting, work came as an actor. But at age 46, Carroll O'Connor became Archie Bunker, the endearing bigot who grew to accept diversity (somewhat) on the ground-breaking CBS series, "All in the Family." When the series premiered in January 1971, audiences did not quite know what to make of it--a sitcom which followed the lives of a conservative, loading dock foreman, his "dingbat" wife, daughter and liberal son-in-law. The premise was typical TV fare, but the content was surely not: Archie Bunker's bigoted views would be challenged by his daughter and son-in-law, and often by his good-hearted wife. Even if audiences and the nation took awhile to swallow sitcom storylines dealing with rape, affirmative action, gender debates, and integration, they fell in love with O'Connor. Not only did "All in the Family" become CBS'--and the nation's--top show for five seasons, but O'Connor won four Emmy Awards and eventually took de facto creative control of the series.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
62% 79% Return to Me Marty O'Reilly (Character) $32.7M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 36 Hours to Die Jack 'Balls' O'Malley (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 66% Gideon Leo Barnes (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound Sheriff William O. "Bill" Gillespie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 100% In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along With Me Bill Gillespie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl? Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life Sheriff William O. "Bill" Gillespie (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Father Clements Story Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convicted Lewis May (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Frank Nolan (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Hurrah Frank Skeffington (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Law and Disorder Willie (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Thee I Sing John P. Wintergreen (Character) - 1972
20% No Score Yet Doctors' Wives Dr. Joe Gray (Character) - 1971
78% 88% Kelly's Heroes Maj. Gen. Colt (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear No Evil Myles Donovan (Character) - 1969
83% 47% Death of a Gunfighter Lester Locke (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride a Northbound Horse Unknown (Character) - 1969
71% 50% Marlowe Lt. Christy French (Character) - 1969
33% 52% For Love of Ivy Frank Austin (Character) - 1968
60% 68% The Devil's Brigade Maj. Gen. Maxwell Hunter (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Chicago Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 59% Waterhole No. 3 Sheriff John H. Copperud (Character) - 1967
95% 84% Point Blank Brewster (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 22% Warning Shot Paul Jerez (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 42% Not With My Wife, You Don't! Gen. Maynard C. Parker (Character) - 1966
67% 53% Hawaii Charles Bromley (Character) - 1966
50% 72% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? General Bolt (Character) - 1966
38% 81% In Harm's Way Lt. Cmdr. Burke (Character) - 1965
62% 69% Cleopatra Casca (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lad: A Dog Hamilcar Q. Glure (Character) - 1962
93% 85% Lonely Are the Brave Hinton (truck driver) (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% By Love Possessed Bernie Breck (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fever in the Blood Matt Keenan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 62% Parrish Firechief (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Gus Stemple (Guest Star) 1999 1996-1997
No Score Yet 96% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night William Gillespie (Character) 1988-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Archie Bunker (Character) 1979-1983
No Score Yet 86% All in the Family Archie Bunker (Character) 1971-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Hootie Kyle (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Father Joseph McGavin (Guest Star) 1965 1962
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff Bray (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Sen. Dave Broderick (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962

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