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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.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1937-09-01

Day of Death 2004-01-14

Place of Birth Utica, New York, U.S.

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 On the Edge as Frank Harris
2002 BaadAsssss Cinema as Himself
1996 Original Gangstas as Bubba
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1995 The Wayans Bros. (1 episode)
1994 Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter as Dectective
1990 Trained To Kill as George 'Cotton' Shorter
1989 Hyper Space as Samuel 'Tubbs' Tubarian
1988 Hero and the Terror as Mayor
1988 Mercenary Fighters as Cliff Taylor
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1987 A Different World (2 episodes)
1987 Zombie Death House as Tom Boyle
1986 As Summers Die as Daniel Backus
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 Playing with Fire as Steve Phillips
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1984 Red Dawn as Col Ernesto Bella
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode)
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Charles Zurich
1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (18 episodes)
1981 The Sophisticated Gents (3 episodes) as Clarence 'Claire' Henderson
1981 Hill Street Blues (2 episodes)
1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (2 episodes) as Col. Robles
1980 Brave New World as Mustapha Mond
1980 The Final Countdown as Commander Dan Thurman
1979 Freedom Road as Francis Cardoza
1979 When a Stranger Calls as Lt. Charlie Garber
1979 A Force of One as Rollins
1979 The Hitter as Otis
1977 Brothers
1975 The Master Gunfighter as Paulo
1975 Hot l Baltimore (1 episode)
1973 Super Fly T.N.T. as Priest
1972 Super Fly as Priest

Writing

1973 Super Fly T.N.T. Story

Directing

1973 Super Fly T.N.T. Director

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