Married with Children: Ed O’Neill career in pictures part 1

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As a Women’s shoe salesman Al Bundy in a terribly family, he became a TV star where he also continues his success 20 years later in Modern Family. Today we look back on Ed O’Neill previous TV shows. The US TV series Married with Children was not only an important milestone for the TV station FOX, but also for the actor Ed O’Neill. Who achieved his big breakthrough with this sitcom.

At that time O’Neill was 41 years old, and appeared in some guest roles on TV but nothing important. 20 years later, he landed in the second big coup with the role of family head of the Pritchett family in TV show Modern Family.

The Dogs of War (1980)

Before Ed O’Neill made his big breakthrough as a shoe salesman, he appeared in numerous guest roles on TV. His acting debut was in 1980 as detective writer in the thriller “Cruising”. Shortly after the next role was in movie “The Dogs of War” (1980) with Christopher Walken (see picture).Christopher Walken

He then appeared in several tv films including guest roles, for example the soap opera “Another World” (1981), “Hunter” (1985), For Hire”(1986).

Popeye Doyle (1984)

His first starring serious role was when Ed O’Neill was as NYPD Police Detective Popeye Doyle in movie “Manhattan Connection” (1986). But unfortunately despite good reviews for the actor movies was not success.

Ed O'Neill

Miami Vice (1984)

In the second episode of the 80s series “Miami Vice,” Ed O’Neill was a FBI agent called Arthur Lawson.

Miami Vice

Married with Children (1987-1997)

“Love and Marriage” are two things that do not go together, as Ed O’Neill aka Al Bundy fans have learned. The former high school football star, and unfortunate Women’s shoe salesman has spent over ten years helping his ungrateful family. Which are wife Peggy, and two outrageous children Bud and Kelly.

Married with Children

K-9 (1989)

In the movie “K-9”, Ed O’Neill appeared as Sergeant Brannigan, who is with Detective Michael Dooley (Jim Belushi) into new adventures.


Dutch (1991)

In the movie “Dutch” O’Neill takes over the lead role. He plays the partner of JoBeth Williams, who wants to see son (Ethan Embry) on Thanksgiving. That’s how Dutch Dooley needs to help him.


Wayne’s World (1992 – 1993)

In the jam “Wayne’s World” O’Neill took over the role of Glen, the manager of Stan Mikita’s donuts.

Waynes World

Little Giants (1994)

Little Giants

In the family comedy “Little Giants” Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill play two brothers in competition with each other.


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