Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Nose-talgia #32: Carroll O'Connor's Many Faces

Though Carroll O'Connor will forever be known for his groundbreaking portrayal of Archie Bunker on Norman Lear's All in the Family, he was also a familiar face on other TV shows over the years.  As a gifted character actor O'Connor made guest appearances on many of the top drama shows starting in the early 1960s as well as doing movie work all through his career.  He was, before All in the Family catapulted him to TV superstardom, a very solid working actor respected for his craft.  Be sure to look at his extensive list of credits to get a look at how much experience he had under his belt before Lear tapped him for Archie.

We celebrate Carroll O'Connor's vast range with a few photos from his entertaining TV work:

In an episode of Naked City from 1962:

In Stoney Burke from 1963:

Death Valley Days from 1964:

The Outer Limits from 1964:

  The Fugitive from 1964:

  The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from 1964:

Voyage to the Bottom on the Sea from 1964:

 I Spy from 1966:

 The Time Tunnel from 1966:

The Wild Wild West from 1966:

Mission: Impossible from 1967:

That Girl from 1967:

All in the Family from 1968:

In the Heat of the Night from 1988:

Party of Five from 1996:

Here are a couple of PSAs starring the real life Carroll O'Connor, speaking about some very important issues.  O'Connor was not only an actor but an involved citizen of the world.

Carroll O'Connor -- August 2, 1924 - June 21, 2001

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