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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

All in the Family
All in the Family Archie Bunker / Archie Justice
(1968-1979)
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie / Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
(1988-1995)
Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place Archie Bunker
(1979-1983)
Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes General Colt
(1970)

Filmography

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 2000 Return to Me
Marty O'Reilly
 1996-1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Gus Stemple
- Paved with Good Intentions (1999) ... Gus Stemple
- The Birth: Part 2 (1997) ... Gus Stemple
- The Birth: Part 1 (1997) ... Gus Stemple
- Jamie's Parents (1996) ... Gus Stemple
 1999 36 Hours to Die (TV Movie)
Jack 'Balls' O'Malley
 1998 Gideon
Leo Barnes
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Jacob Gordon / Jake Gordon
- Christmas (1996) ... Jake Gordon
- Spring Breaks: Part 2 (1996) ... Jacob Gordon
- Happily Ever After (1996) ... Jacob Gordon
- Before and After (1996) ... Jacob Gordon
- Comings and Goings (1996) ... Jacob Gordon
 1988-1995 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie / Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
- Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
- Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
- Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
 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
 1979-1983 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Archie Bunker
- I'm Torn Here (1983) ... Archie Bunker
- Small Claims Court (1983) ... Archie Bunker
- No One Said It Was Easy (1983) ... Archie Bunker
- Bunker Madness (1983) ... Archie Bunker
- Store Wars (1983) ... Archie Bunker
 1982 Gloria (TV Series)
Archie Bunker
- Gloria, the First Day (1982) ... Archie Bunker (uncredited)
 1968-1979 All in the Family (TV Series)
Archie Bunker / Archie Justice
- Too Good Edith (1979) ... Archie Bunker
- The Return of Stephanie's Father (1979) ... Archie Bunker
- The Family Next Door (1979) ... Archie Bunker
- Edith Gets Fired (1979) ... Archie Bunker
- Stephanie's Conversion (1979) ... Archie Bunker
 1977 The Last Hurrah (TV Movie)
Frank Skeffington
 1974 Law and Disorder
Willie
 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
 1970 Kelly's Heroes
General Colt
 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 Marlowe
Lt. Christy French
 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
 1968 The Devil's Brigade
Maj. Gen. Maxwell Hunter
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
McJames
- 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 Point Blank
Brewster
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Giuseppe Casanetti
- A Tenor's Loving Care (1967) ... Giuseppe Casanetti
 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)
Karolyi
- 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
 1965 In Harm's Way
Lt. Commander Burke
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Grover Cleveland
- Grover Cleveland (1965) ... Grover Cleveland
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Wendel Clarke / Father Joseph McGavin
- Three Li'l Lambs (1965) ... Dr. Wendel Clarke
- 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 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Walter B. Brach
- The Green Opal Affair (1964) ... Walter B. Brach
 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)
Deimos
- 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
Casca
 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
- Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud (1962) ... Owen Oliver
 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
Hinton
 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)
 1961 A Fever in the Blood
Matt Keenan
 1960-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Rudolf Höß / Doc Turner / Stanley Morgan
- Medicine Man (1961) ... Doc Turner
- Engineer of Death: The Eichmann Story (1960) ... Rudolf Höß
- Engineer of Death: The Eichmann Story (1960) ... Rudolf Höß
- Positive Identification (1960) ... Stanley Morgan
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Appleyard
- The Black Arrow (1960) ... Appleyard
 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 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Frederick Katzman
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 2 (1960) ... Frederick Katzman
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1 (1960) ... Frederick Katzman
 1960 The Citadel (TV Movie)
 1958 The Defiant Ones
Truck driver (uncredited)
 1951 The Whiteheaded Boy (TV Movie)
Donagh Brosnan
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Self (49 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in an off-Broadway production of Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Matt Harris

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Get between your kids and drugs any way you can if you want to save the kid's life. See more »

Trivia:

In real life, he was the total opposite of his "Archie Bunker" character. While Bunker was loud, had limited education and was staunchly conservative, O'Connor was a quiet, cultured and well-educated man whose political leanings were very liberal. In fact, his All in the Family (1971) co-star Rob Reiner once remarked that O'Connor was even more liberal than Reiner himself. See more »

Trademark:

Gruff voice See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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