Patrick O'Neal

Patrick O'Neal

  • Highest Rated: 87% Q & A (1990)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Furry Vengeance (2010)
  • Birthday: Sep 26, 1927
  • Birthplace: Ocala, Florida, USA
  • Patrick O'Neal made his first stage appearance in 1944 in his home state of Florida. While still a teenager, O'Neal was assigned to direct Signal Corps training shorts. Following his training at the Actors Studio and Neighborhood Playhouse, O'Neal entered the virgin territory of live TV, making appearances on such early anthologies as Gruen Playhouse. He played the romantic lead in his first film, 1954's The Mad Magician, thereafter settling into stuffed-shirt or villainous roles. It was fun to watch the usually reserved O'Neal make a meal of a mad-killer part obviously intended for Vincent Price in Chamber of Horrors (1966). It was also amusing to watch him bring a reluctant, droopy-eyed approach to the silly secret agentry of the 1967 spy spoof Matchless (1967). After appearing with Doris Day in Where Were You When the Lights Went Out (1966), O'Neal essayed the occasional role of dashing foreign correspondent on TV's The Doris Day Show (1968-73). Additional television assignments for O'Neal included his co-starring stint with Hazel Court in the 1957 comedy-melodrama series Dick and the Duchess (1957), the top-billed role of pathologist Daniel Coffee in the impressively produced videotaped medical series Diagnosis Unknown (1960), the straight-laced supporting role of lawyer Samuel Bennett in Kaz (1978) and the JR-type part of evil businessman Harlan Adams during the first (1983-84) season of Emerald Point NAS (Robert Vaughn took over the role in 1980). Making his Broadway debut in 1961, O'Neal appeared opposite Bette Davis the following year in his favorite part, the discredited, debauched Reverend Shannon in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana. Going public by admitting his alcoholism in the 1970s, O'Neal appeared in a number of public-service announcements on behalf of AA; he also provided voiceovers for innumerable commercial products. When not performing, Patrick O'Neal pursued a successful second career as a restaurateur.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

7% Furry Vengeance Actor $17.7M 2010
14% Wild Hogs Family Dad $168.3M 2007
No Score Yet Unspoken Love Actor 2006
No Score Yet Lost In The Pershing Point Hotel Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Right Temptation Carl 2000
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Arthur Westbrook 1993
78% Under Siege Capt. Adams 1992
43% For the Boys Shephard 1991
75% Alice Alice's Father 1990
68% Die Hard 2 Cpl. Telford 1990
87% Q & A Kevin Quinn 1990
No Score Yet The Defense Never Rests Actor 1990
75% New York Stories Phillip Fowler $10.8M 1989
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son Dr. Armbruster 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason Returns Arthur Gordon 1985
69% The Stuff Stuff Executive 1985
No Score Yet Spraggue Dr. Miles Richards 1984
No Score Yet Fantasies John Webber 1981
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer Pete Strickland 1980
No Score Yet Independence George Washington 1976
69% The Stepford Wives Dale Coba 1975
65% The Way We Were George Bissinger 1973
No Score Yet Silent Night, Bloody Night John Carter 1973
No Score Yet Columbo: Blueprint for Murder Actor 1972
No Score Yet El Condor Chavez 1970
80% Joe Bartender at Ginger Man 1970
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter Lt. Cmdr. Charles Rone 1970
38% Castle Keep Capt. Lionel Beckman 1969
No Score Yet Stiletto Baker 1969
No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Richard Cutting 1968
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Peter Garrison 1968
No Score Yet The Secret Life of an American Wife Tom 1968
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors Jason Cravatte aka Jason Caroll 1966
No Score Yet A Fine Madness Dr. Oliver West 1966
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly Maj. Albert Stedman 1966
No Score Yet King Rat Max 1965
42% In Harm's Way Cmdr. Neal O'Wynn 1965
54% The Cardinal Cecil Turner 1963
31% From the Terrace Dr. Jim Roper 1960
No Score Yet A Matter of Morals Alan Kennebeck 1960
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth Walter Blunt 1954
No Score Yet The Mad Magician Bruce Allen 1954
No Score Yet Gangsters: A Golden Age Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Si Parrish
  • 1985
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Frank
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Captain Keely
  • 1975
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1972
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Harmon Gordon
  • 1963
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988

QUOTES FROM Patrick O'Neal CHARACTERS

Joanna Eberhart
Why do they call you Dis?
Dale Coba
Because I used to work at Disneyland.
Joanna Eberhart
I don't believe it.
Dale Coba
Why not?
Joanna Eberhart
You don' t look like the kind of person who likes to see people have fun.
Fletcher
Let go of it, Mr. Rutherford. You can't stop it.
David "Moe" Rutherford
I can shut you down.
Fletcher
(laughs) - I don't know. I really don't know. I don't think anybody would pay too much attention to a disreputable guy like you. You're a rogue; you're a crook in the pay of the ice cream companies just out trying to screw the competition.
David "Moe" Rutherford
I could always kill you.
Maj. Albert Stedman
Money, whiskey and women... your three deities. Tell me something, Mr. Kelly. Have they made you a happy man?
Maj. Albert Stedman
Money, whiskey and women... your three deities. Tell me something, Mr. Kelly. Have they made you a happy man?
Alvarez Kelly
No, but not as miserable a one as you.