Born: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Carroll OConnor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) best known as Carroll OConnor, was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. Known at first for playing the role of Major General Colt in the 1970 movie, Kellys Heroes, he later found fame as the bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunkers Place (1979 to 1983). OConnor later starred in the NBC television crime drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988 to 1995, where he played the role of southern Police Chief William (Bill) Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Stemple Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You.Description above from the Wikipedia article Carroll OConnor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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