Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

American, Actor
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Carroll O'Connor

John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, producer, and director whose television career spanned four decades. A lifelong member of the Actors Studio, in 1971, O'Connor found widespread fame as Archie Bunker, the main character in the CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971–79) and its spinoff, Archie Bunker's Place (1979–83). O'Connor later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night (1988–95), where he played the role of Sparta, Mississippi, 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.

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Full name at birth
John Carroll O`Connor
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Claim to fame
All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night
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Date of birth
2 August 1924
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Place of birth
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
21 June 2001
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Place of death
Culver City, California, USA
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Cause of death
Heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes
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Resting place
Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Actor, producer, director
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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High school
Newtown High School
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University
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of Montana-Missoula
  • University College, Dublin
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