Ryan O'Neal

Born Apr 20, 1941

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal, Jr., better known as Ryan O'Neal, is an American actor best known for his appearances in the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place and for his roles in such films as Paper Moon (1973), Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), and Love Story (1970), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as Best Actor. Since 2007 he has had a recurring role in the TV series Bones.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on April 20, 1941.


1960 19 Years Old O'Neal trained as an amateur boxer before beginning his career in acting in 1960. … Read More


1962 21 Years Old O'Neal appeared in guest roles on series that included The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Leave It to Beaver, Bachelor Father, Westinghouse Playhouse, Perry Mason and Wagon Train. From 1962 to 1963, he was a regular on NBC's Empire, another modern day western, where he played "Tal Garrett".
1964 23 Years Old In 1964 he was cast as Rodney Harrington in the prime time serial drama Peyton Place. … Read More


1973 32 Years Old …  In 1973, O'Neal voted by exhibitors as the second most popular star in the country, behind Clint Eastwood. … Read More
1975 34 Years Old The resulting film was considered a commercial disappointment and had a mixed critical reception; it won O'Neal a Harvard Lampoon Award for the Worst Actor of 1975. … Read More
1978 37 Years Old "What I have to do now, seriously, is win a few hearts as an actor," he said in 1978. "The way Cary Grant did. … Read More
1979 38 Years Old O'Neal was in a long-term relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett from 1979 until 1997. … Read More


2001 60 Years Old In 2001 he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). … Read More
2011 70 Years Old In 2011, Ryan and Tatum attempted to restore their broken father/daughter relationship after 25 years. … Read More
2012 71 Years Old In April 2012, O'Neal revealed he had been diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer. … Read More
2014 73 Years Old In her 2014 memoir, Anjelica Huston claimed that O'Neal physically abused her when they were in a relationship. … Read More
2016 75 Years Old In 2016, Ryan O'Neal reunited with Love Story co-star Ali MacGraw in a staging of A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters.
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