Ron O'Neal - Rotten Tomatoes

Ron O'Neal

Highest Rated:   91% Superfly (1972)
Lowest Rated:   0% Hero and the Terror (1988)
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The son of an erstwhile jazz musician, African-American actor Ron O'Neal was born in Utica and raised in Cleveland. At 18, O'Neal joined the latter city's Karamu House, an experimental interracial theatrical troupe. After nine years with Karamu House, O'Neal headed to New York, where in 1970 he won the Obie award for his performance in No Place to Be Somebody. Despite nominal stage stardom, O'Neal was an unknown quantity in films until exploding on the blaxploitation scene as the drug-dealing priest in the stylish action flick Superfly (1972). He both directed and starred in the sequel Superfly TNT (1973), and later directed 1991's Up Against the Wall. Ron O'Neal's series-TV credits include 1983's Bring 'Em Back Alive as the imperious Sultan of Jahoor, The Equalizer (1985-89) as Lt. Isadore Smalls, and the 1985 miniseries North and South.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Rhapsody
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Frank Harris
2000
50% Original Gangstas
  • Bubba
1996
No Score Yet Puppet Master V (Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Up Against the Wall
  • George Wilkes
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Hyper Space
  • Actor
1989
0% Hero and the Terror
  • Mayor
1988
No Score Yet Mercenary Fighters
  • Cliff Taylor
1988
No Score Yet Trained To Kill
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Death House
  • Tom Boyle
1987
No Score Yet As Summers Die
  • Daniel Backus
1986
48% Red Dawn
  • Bella
1984
No Score Yet St. Helens
  • Otis Kaylor
1983
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents
  • Actor
1981
40% The Final Countdown
  • Cmdr. Dan Thurman
1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
  • Actor
1980
33% When a Stranger Calls
  • Lt. Charlie Garber
1979
No Score Yet A Force of One
  • Rollins
1979
No Score Yet The Hitter
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Freedom Road
  • Francis Cardozo
1979
No Score Yet Brothers
  • Walter Nance
1977
No Score Yet The Master Gunfighter
  • Paulo
1975
No Score Yet Superfly T.N.T.
  • Priest
  • Director
1973
91% Superfly
  • Youngblood Priest
1972
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Joe Peralez
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Isaac Stubbs
  • 1987

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