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Ron O'Neal

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Ron O'Neal (September 1, 1937 in Utica, New York – January 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor, director and screenwriter. O'Neal is most remembered for his starring role as Youngblood Priest in the blaxploitation film Super Fly and the anti-villain Cuban officer Colonel Bella in the film Red Dawn, although he also had recurring roles on the television show Living Single as Synclaire's father and as Whitley Gilbert's father on A Different World. He was also a regular on the 1982 series "Bring 'Em Back Alive" with Bruce Boxleitner in which he played the Sultan of Johore. He died in 2004 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the same day "Super Fly" was released on DVD in the US. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ron O'Neal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 1, 1937 In Utica, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Move 1970-07-31
Latest Project:
Movie On the Edge 2002-10-01
Known For
Poster of E! True Hollywood Story
Poster of The Sophisticated Gents
Poster of Brave New World
Poster of Brothers
Movie On the Edge Frank Harris 2002-10-01
Movie BaadAsssss Cinema Self 2002-01-01
Movie The Rage Within Captain Lang 2001-01-02
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Original Gangstas Bubba 1996-05-10
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Movie Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter Dectective 1994-09-21
Movie Hammer, Slammer, & Slade Ray Samuels 1990-12-15
Movie Hyper Space Samuel 'Tubbs' Tubarian 1989-04-01
Movie Trained To Kill George 'Cotton' Shorter 1989-06-07
Movie Hero and the Terror Mayor 1988-08-26
Movie Zombie Death House Tom Boyle 1988-01-01
Movie Mercenary Fighters Cliff Taylor 1988-02-01
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Movie As Summers Die Daniel Backus 1986-05-18
Movie Playing with Fire Steve Phillips 1985-04-13
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Red Dawn Col Ernesto Bella 1984-08-10
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series Bring 'Em Back Alive 1982-09-24
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie St. Helens 1981-09-01
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series The Sophisticated Gents Clarence 'Claire' Henderson 1981-09-29
Movie The Final Countdown Commander Dan Thurman 1980-01-31
Movie Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1980-03-07
Movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Col. Robles 1980-04-15
Series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Col. Robles 1980-04-15
Movie The Hitter Otis 1979-02-01
Movie A Force of One Rollins 1979-06-01
Movie Freedom Road Francis Cardoza 1979-10-29
Movie When a Stranger Calls Lt. Charlie Garber 1979-10-26
Movie Brothers 1977-03-31
Series Hot l Baltimore Unknown 1975-01-24
Movie The Master Gunfighter Paulo 1975-10-03
Movie Super Fly T.N.T. Priest 1973-06-15
Movie Super Fly Priest 1972-08-04
Movie The Organization Joe Peralez 1971-10-20
Movie Move Peter 1970-07-31