Ron O'Neal

Ron O'Neal

Highest Rated: 93% Superfly (1972)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 1, 1937

Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA

A tall, handsome and light-complected African-American player of stage and screen, Ron O'Neal first gained some measure of prominence with his portrayal of Youngblood Priest, the cool, resourceful and stylishly dressed cocaine dealer protagonist of "Superfly" (1972). Dismissed by some as just more "blaxploitation" fodder and damned by others for its supposed glorification of criminal behavior, "Superfly" was embraced by audiences and became a surprise hit. The success of this story of an outlaw's last big score generated the inevitable sequel, "Super Fly T.N.T." (1973), but surprisingly, O'Neal now occupied the director's chair and provided the politically-themed story. The film was generally deemed a disaster. The promising actor's nascent film career never recovered from this early setback.

Highest rated movies

Superfly
Original Gangstas
The Final Countdown
When a Stranger Calls
The Organization
Hero and the Terror

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 55% On the Edge Frank Harris (Character) - 2002
53% 47% Original Gangstas Bubba (Character) $3.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Against the Wall George Wilkes (Character),
Director
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trained to Kill George "Cotton" Shorter (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 14% Mercenary Fighters Cliff Taylor (Character) - 1988
0% 37% Hero and the Terror Mayor (Character) $4.5M 1988
No Score Yet 50% As Summers Die Daniel Backus (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing With Fire Steve Phillips (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hyperspace Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 59% St. Helens Otis Kaylor (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Clarence "Claire" Henderson (Character) - 1981
52% 60% The Final Countdown Cdr. Dan Thurman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave New World Mustapha Mond (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Road Francis Cardoza (Character) - 1979
41% 49% When a Stranger Calls Lt. Charlie Garber (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 29% A Force of One Rollins (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitter Otis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 43% Brothers Walter Nance (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 50% The Master Gunfighter Paulo (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 20% Superfly T.N.T. Priest (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1973
93% 69% Superfly Priest (Character) - 1972
29% 28% The Organization Joe Peralez (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988 1990 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Mr. Byron (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Lt. Isadore Smalls (Character) 1986-1987
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Stan Williams (Guest Star) 1985-1986
No Score Yet 90% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1971