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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 January 1940Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Date of Death 11 January 2013Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJames F. O'Neill

Mini Bio (1)

Jimmy O'Neill was born on January 8, 1940 in Enid, Oklahoma, USA as James F. O'Neill. He was a writer and actor, known for Shindig! (1964), The Kids Are Alright (1979) and The Flintstones (1960). He was married to Renee O'Neill, Eve O'Neill and Sharon Sheeley. He died on January 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Renee O'Neill (1983 - 1994) (divorced) (1 child)
Eve O'Neill (1969 - 1983) (divorced) (1 child)
Sharon Sheeley (1961 - 1966) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

He was instrumental with his ex-wife Sharon Sheeley (erstwhile girlfriend of rocker Eddie Cochran) in creating the '60s TV show Shindig! (1964).
He was barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay, and was only 24 when he became a national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time TV.
He took a high-school class in broadcasting and, as one of the top students, won the chance to have his own two-hour show on the local radio station. After high school, he landed a deejay job at KQV in Pittsburgh. He stayed there for only a year before moving to Los Angeles.
is now residing in Los Angeles, CA. [August 2010]

Personal Quotes (1)

Howdy-hi, Shindiggers! We've got a 'Shindig!' for you that's so far in, it's out of sight! (O'Neill's opening for every show)

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