Carroll O'Connor

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John Carroll O'Connor
  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/02/1924, Leo
  • Date of Death: 06/21/2001
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director
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Carroll O'Connor Fast Facts:
  • Before finding fame as an actor, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II and also worked as a substitute teacher.
  • Auditioned for the role of the Skipper on Gilligan's Island and was considered for the part of Dr. Smith on Lost in Space.
  • Wrote lyrics for the All in the Family closing theme song by Roger Kellaway titled "Remembering You."
  • Costarred with his son, Hugh O'Connor, in the TV series In the Heat of the Night. When Hugh committed suicide in 1995, drug abuse was considered a factor, and his father became an anti-drug activist.
  • Penned I Think I'm Outta Here: A Memoir of All My Families in 1998.
  • Carroll O'Connor Relationships:
  • Hugh O'Connor - Brother
  • Edward Joseph O'Connor - Father
  • Elise Patricia O'Connor - Mother
  • Nancy Fields - Wife
  • Bob O'Connor - Brother
  • Hugh O'Connor - Son
  • Carroll O'Connor Awards:
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Winner
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1971 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (BA, 1952); University of Montana, Missoula, MT (MA in English and Speech, 1956)

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