Ed O’Neill
Ed O’Neill
Real Name/Full Name Edward Leonard O’Neill
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ed O’Neill
Birth Place: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12thApril, 1946
Age/How Old: 78 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 110 Kg
In Pounds – 243 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father– Edward Philip O’Neill
Mother – Ruth Ann
Siblings: NA
School: Ursuline High School, Youngstown
College: Youngstown State University
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Catherine Rusoff
Kids/Children Name: Sofia and Claire
Profession: Actor and Comedian
Net Worth: $75 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Modern Family’s Jay Pritchett, Ed O’Neill, belongs to Ohio and also has an Irish descent. His role in Modern Family led him to get nominated for the Emmy’s and the Golden Globe Awards. He was also a football player and a hardcore fan of the same sport!

Well, how well do you know about Ed O’Neill? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ed O’Neill’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ed O’Neill to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born into an Irish-American family, Edward belonged to Youngstown, Ohio. He was born on the 12th of April of the year 1946. His mother was a social worker and a homemaker, whereas his father worked as a steel mill worker and a part-time truck driver. He was a football player in his high school days and at the age of 14; he did work at the construction side of real estate, to earn his pocket money.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ed O’Neill in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ed O’Neill’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024 having been born on 12 April 1946. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 243 lbs in Pound and 110kg in Kilograms.


Ed was a student of Ursuline High School, which was placed in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a gifted football player, with a height of above 6ft. He was privileged enough to get a scholarship in the field of Football to get into Ohio University, though, he quit in his sophomore year as he was more focused on his games and athletics than academics.

That led him to take admission in the Youngstown State University where he took oath into the Delta Sigma Phi, which was a fraternity based on religious and cultural acceptance. Rumours were flying around him being an avid partier in college days. Before taking up acting as a full-time profession, Edward was a substitute teacher for the subject of Social Studies in his high school, Ursuline High School.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ed O’Neill With Wife Catherine Rusoff
Ed O’Neill With Wife Catherine Rusoff

Edward O’Neill got married to the TV and film actress, Catherine Rusoff. They met at the time of the shooting of the sitcom, Married… with Children. They got married in the year 1986 and separated in 1989. They reconciled and thought of giving their love another shot in the year of 1993, and had two daughters, Sophia and Claire.

They currently reside in LA, California. O’Neill was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his writer-friend, John Milius, and he trained for 22 long years, to get his Black Belt in the year 2007. During his time of training, his mentor was Rorion Gracie, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master. O’Neill has claimed that getting his black belt was the most significant achievement in his life apart from his children.

Is Ed O’Neill Gay?

We know that Edward and his wife, Catherine, separated for four years, but he didn’t lead anywhere close to changing his sexual preferences. The proof of them being together after the year 1993, are the photographs and interviews available all over the internet.

Professional Career

Edward began his Acting career by being the Youngstown State University’s first few students of the theatre program which was newly introduced. He got his first role in a movie called ‘Cruising’ when he was noticed by the director, William Friedkin, in one of the theatre plays he did. This movie also had Al Pacino starring in it, which was quite an achievement for O’Neill.

He was asked to audition for the role of ‘Al Bundy’ for the TV Sitcom ‘Married… with Children’, when a casting agent of Fox Studios noticed him in a play at the Hartford Theatre in Connecticut. It was a hit, and his career took off, and he rose to fame like never before. While on the show, he also did movies like ‘Little Giant’ on the side.

From the year 2009 to all the way to 2020, Edward starred in the ever-famous American comedy show, Modern Family as Jay Pritchett. He was nominated for the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his performances. The movie ‘Finding Dory’ had a character named Hank, and the voice-over was done by O’Neill and the funny part according to him, was that he didn’t even know he had the role.


O’Neill has won awards for his performance, and they are named below:

The Innovator Award was presented to him for his performance in ‘Married… with Children’ at the TV Land Award.

O’Neill has been awarded the Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his performance in Modern Family at the Screen Actors Guild Award 4 years in a row – 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ed O’Neill in 2024

Ed O’Neill Net Worth
Ed O’Neill Net Worth

O’Neill’s 40 years of acting in movies and TV shows have wound him up at a Net worth of about $75 million as of 2024. He has been a very persistent and consistent man of action. On an average, every episode of the TV sitcom, Modern Family, he earned $100,000, which is quite a lot considering 11 years of continuous effort.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Before his acting career took off well, he was a waiter at O’Neal’s Balloon restaurant.

He was a good arguer and was on his high school’s debate team.

After a failure of his acting career, O’Neill’s backup plan was to end up becoming an undercover agent.

Even though he was top-notch at football, he was among the few firsts to attend the high school theatre.

He met Britney Spears at the time of voice acting for Hank in Finding Dory and did not know who she was.

Ed O’Neill has had a variety of work that he has done over the years, but the most consistent one was Modern Family which left the audiences in splits of laughter. He is inspiring because even after reaching an age toward mid-life, he worked hard and pursued his Black Belt and achieved the same. A change of career brought about the best in him, and even though he went through marital issues, he chose to overcome them and put in the effort.


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