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Carroll O'Connor (1924–2001)

Carroll was born in Manhattan and raised in Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish community in New York City's borough of Queens. After graduating from high school in 1942, O'Connor joined the Merchant Marines and worked on ships in the Atlantic. In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Montana to study English. While there, he became interested in ... See full bio »

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In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie / Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes General Colt
Return to Me
Return to Me Marty O'Reilly
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 1999 36 Hours to Die (TV Movie)
Jack 'Balls' O'Malley
 1998 Gideon
Leo Barnes
 1987 The Father Clements Story (TV Movie)
Cardinal Cody
 1986 Convicted (TV Movie)
Lewis May
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series)
Pat Cleary
- Old Buddies (1986) ... Pat Cleary
 1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas (TV Movie)
Santa Claus (voice)
 1985 Brass (TV Movie)
Frank Nolan
 1982 Gloria (TV Series)
Archie Bunker
 1974 Law and Disorder
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
John P. Wintergreen
 1971 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
The CBS Censor
- Episode #2.1 (1971) ... The CBS Censor (uncredited)
 1971 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Preformer
- Episode #5.12 (1971) ... Guest Preformer
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Dr. Joe Gray
 1965-1970 Insight (TV Series)
Kelly / Clark
- The Day God Died (1970) ... Kelly
- The Fire Within (1965) ... Clark
 1969 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Orrin Hacker
- The Second 1st Lady (1969) ... Orrin Hacker
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Lester Locke
 1969 Fear No Evil (TV Movie)
Myles Donovan
 1968 Justice for All (TV Movie)
Archive Justice
 1968 For Love of Ivy
Frank Austin
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
James Van Ducci
- Walk in the Sky (1968) ... James Van Ducci
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
- The Duelist Brief (1967) ... McJames
 1966-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Major Vanscoy / Hootie Kyle
- Major Glory (1967) ... Major Vanscoy
- The Wrong Man (1966) ... Hootie Kyle
 1967 Waterhole #3
Sheriff John Copperud
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Josef Varsh
- The Trial (1967) ... Josef Varsh
 1967 Warning Shot
Paul Jerez
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Fabian Lavendor
- The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse (1966) ... Fabian Lavendor
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't!
General Maynard C. Parker
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Capt. Ted Eyck / Lawson
- Massacre at Fort Phil Kearney (1966) ... Capt. Ted Eyck
- The Turncoat (1964) ... Lawson
 1966 Hawaii
Charles Bromley
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Gen. Southall / Col. Southall
- The Last Patrol (1966) ... Gen. Southall / Col. Southall
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
- It's All Done with Mirrors (1966) ... Karolyi
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Lieutenant Wayne Altman / Victor Newleaf
- A Sitting Duck Named Slattery (1965) ... Lieutenant Wayne Altman
 1962-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
David Burnside / Roy Drummond
- The Time Buyers (1965) ... David Burnside
- The Burning Sky (1962) ... Roy Drummond
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Wendel Clarke / Father Joseph McGavin
- Behold! They Walk an Ancient Road (1962) ... Father Joseph McGavin
 1964 The Yellowbird (TV Movie)
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Old John
- Long Live the King (1964) ... Old John
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Sheriff Bray
- Flight from the Final Demon (1964) ... Sheriff Bray
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Johann Sutter / O'Rourke
- The Pathfinder (1964) ... Johann Sutter
- The Man Who Stole New York City (1963) ... O'Rourke
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
- Controlled Experiment (1964) ... Deimos
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
N.S. Kellogg
- The Silver Burro (1963) ... N.S. Kellogg
 1963 The Silver Burro (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Hugh Morgan / Joshua Ryder
- Conspiracy of Silence (1963) ... Dr. Hugh Morgan
- The Hidden Jungle (1962) ... Joshua Ryder
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
George Audette
- Age of Consent (1963) ... George Audette
 1963 Cleopatra
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Tom Slayden
- The Boss (1963) ... Tom Slayden
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Conway
- Pressure Breakdown (1963) ... Dr. Ben Conway
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Charles Campion
- The Dark Labyrinth (1963) ... Charles Campion
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Harry Clark
- Web of Fear (1963) ... Harry Clark
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Lyman Savage / Leonard Barsevick
- Luxury Liner (1963) ... Dr. Lyman Savage
- Pericles on 31st Street (1962) ... Leonard Barsevick
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Senator Dave Broderick
- A Gun Is Not a Gentleman (1963) ... Senator Dave Broderick
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Tony Corran / Owen Oliver
- Spectre of the Rose Street Gang (1962) ... Tony Corran
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Arnie Kurtz / Barney Lubin
- Bird in the Hand (1962) ... Arnie Kurtz
- Power Play (1961) ... Barney Lubin
 1962 Belle Sommers (TV Movie)
Mr. Griffith
 1962 Lad: A Dog
Hamilcar Q. Glure
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave
 1961 By Love Possessed
Bernie Breck
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Capt. Garbor
- The Coward (1961) ... Capt. Garbor
 1961 Parrish
Firechief (uncredited)
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
The Lieutenant
- The Double Adventure (1961) ... The Lieutenant
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Rudolf Höß / Doc Turner / Stanley Morgan
- Medicine Man (1961) ... Doc Turner
- Positive Identification (1960) ... Stanley Morgan
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Henry Gresham
- Hangman's Island (1960) ... Henry Gresham
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Tom O'Byrne
- Shadow of a Pale Horse (1960) ... Tom O'Byrne
 1960 The Citadel (TV Movie)
 1958 The Defiant Ones
Truck driver (uncredited)
 1951 The Whiteheaded Boy (TV Movie)
Donagh Brosnan
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[Who moved on with his life after his son's death]: The biggest part of my life was the acquiring and the loss of a son. I mean, nothing else was as important as that. See more »


Director Peter Bogdanovich cautioned him not to talk with the fake cigarette in his mouth. See more »


Played the roles that reflected upon liberalism or aggressiveness. See more »

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