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Ryan O'Neal

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal, Jr. (born April 20, 1941), 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. O'Neal was born on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, the eldest son of actress Patricia (née O'Callaghan) and novelist/screenwriter Charles "Blackie" O'Neal. His brother, Kevin, is an actor and screenwriter. His maternal grandfather was Irish and his maternal grandmother was Russian Jew. O'Neal attended University High School, and trained there to become a Golden Gloves boxer. During the late 1950s, Blackie O'Neal had a job writing on a television series called "Citizen Soldier" and moved the family to Munich, Germany, where Ryan attended Munich American High School. O'Neal appeared in guest roles on series that included The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Bachelor Father, Leave It to Beaver, Westinghouse Playhouse,

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D.A. Won't Pull the Trigger on Ryan O'Neal

D.A. Won't Pull the Trigger on Ryan O'Neal

TMZ has learned that Ryan O'Neal will not face criminal prosecution for allegedly firing a gun during a late-night brawl with his son Griffin in February.The Los Angeles County District Attorney… READ MORE >

Ryan Reaches Out

Ryan Reaches Out

TMZ's cameras spotted Ryan O'Neal back at his Malibu home, just days after his now infamous brawl with son Griffin.O'Neal was trying to help a visitor off of his property when he noticed a TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2879 days ago
O'Neal: Griffin Attacked Me With a Fireplace Poker

O'Neal: Griffin Attacked Me With a Fireplace Poker

Ryan O'Neal says that it was his son Griffin who instigated the incident that led to Ryan's arrest on suspicion of assault early Saturday morning, as first reported by TMZ. In a statement to TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2882 days ago
Ryan O'Neal Arrested -- Shot Fired

Ryan O'Neal Arrested -- Shot Fired

TMZ has obtained the mugshot of actor Ryan O'Neal, who was arrested Saturday morning at his Malibu home. He was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a… READ MORE >

- 2883 days ago

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