Ed worked as a waiter at O'Neal's Balloon restaurant.
Ed attended college on football scholarships.
Ed married wife Cathy in 1986, seperated in 1989 and reconciled in 1993.
In 1970, Ed became a social studies teacher.
Ed was an award winning member of his school debate team.
Ed currently lives in Los Angeles.
Ed had a job as a bus boy and called it the worst job in the world.
Ed had many jobs before becoming an actor such as a steelworker, bartender and used car salesman.
Ed was a Golden Globe nominee in 1992 and 1993 for his role in Married with Children.
Ed is the oldest of 5 children. He has 2 younger sisters and 2 younger brothers.
Ed's mother was a social worker and his father was a steelworker.
Ed's father was a steelworker.
His real birthday is the same birthday of Peggy Bundy's on Married... With Children.
Ed is 6 ft 1 in (185cm) tall.
Ed wears glasses.
Ed is married to actress Catherine Rusoff.
Ed appeared in the very first episode of Miami Vice.
Ed appeared in a commercial for 1-800-COLLECT.
Ed invented the popular sandwich called the "Boone" at the famous Se-port Deli in Setauket, New York.
Ed learned Ju Jitsu from the famous Gracie family, the creators of Brazillian Ju Jitsu.
Ed graduated from Ursuline High School.
Ed was considered for the role of the father in Family Ties (1982).
Ed expected Married... with Children (1987) to be canceled within the first 6 episodes.
Ed taught Social Studies in Youngstown before acting.
Ed was nearly cast as Sam Malone in the TV show Cheers (1982).
Was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, but released during training camp.
Often plays cops on TV shows or movies. On an episode of Married... with Children he dreamed that he was a detective.
Ed O'Neill (on his excitement for the show Modern Family) I am. Well, for one thing, for me, I don't exactly consider "Modern Family" a sitcom, because it's single-camera. There's more location, so that's a little bit different, rather than the four camera and the audience and all that. But I'm very excited about the show, and I love the fact that it's an ensemble, and that it's Chris and Steve, whose work I have admired over the years. So I'm happy. I'm very happy about it, you know? I think it's going to be a really fun experience…and, hopefully, a long-lasting one!
Ed O'Neill (on realizing that the TV show Modern Family was mockumentary-styled comedy) I didn't, either! Even when I was shooting it, I didn't quite understand what was going on…which sometimes is the best! It always amused me when people ask me questions that…I understand that they don't know what else to ask, because how many questions can you ask an actor? But they ask you questions that are better directed to the producers or the writers. I mean, I don't know what they're doing. I don't know why they're doing it. I'm just along for the ride! (Laughs) But I really like everybody, and everybody is excited. I mean, I don't want too much pressure, because you come out with a show that now they're saying is hot, and there's a lot of heat on it. It's almost as bad as coming out with one that they don't like. But we'll see what happens. I'll show up to work… (Laughs) …and we'll see what we come up with.
Ed: I think I 'turn off' women. I've a kind of a weird personality. Women may think that I'm a mess.
Ed: When I read the pilot [for Married... with Children], it just reminded me of my Uncle Joe... just a self-deprecating kind of guy. He'd come home from work, and the wife would maybe say 'I ran over the dog this morning in the driveway'. And he would say 'Fine, what's for dinner?