Ten fun facts about Ryan O´Neal


Fact 1
O'Neal trained as an amateur boxer before beginning his career in acting in 1960.

Fact 2
In 1964, he landed the role of Rodney Harrington on the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place.

Fact 3
Since 2007, he has had a recurring role in the TV series Bones.


Fact 4
O'Neal's film career took off beginning with his role in Love Story (1970), earning a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Fact 5
In 1973, he was #2 in the Annual Top Ten Box Office Stars, behind Clint Eastwood.

Fact 6
He starred in a series of films for director Peter Bogdanovich, beginning with the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc?

Fact 7
O'Neal has been married twice and has four children.

Fact 8
His eldest child, Tatum, is an Academy Award-winning actress.

Fact 9
O'Neal gained enormous popularity from 1964 to 1969 on the hit prime time ABC soap opera Peyton Place.

Fact 10
During the late 1950s, Blackie O'Neal had a job writing on a television series called “Citizen Soldier”.


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is an American television and film actor