Ed O'Neill
Ed O'Neill was born on April 12, 1946 in Youngstown, OH. In 1977, O'Neill moved to New York City, looking to make a career in the theater. In 1979, he won the understudy role in a Broadway production called "Knockout." O'Neill was sent the pilot script for "Married... with Children" and initially dismissed it. His mostly dramatic theatrical résumé made the creators unsure of whether O'Neill fit the part. They changed their mind almost as soon as he made his first audition entrance as Al Bundy, a cranky, beaten-down mall salesman. O'Neill trudged through the front door of the Bundy home, sighing heavily and slumping into what would become a trademark slouch.

In 2004, he took a recurring guest star job on the political drama "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). In fall 2009, O'Neill returned to dysfunctional family comedy with ABC's "Modern Family," an attempt to rewrite the conventional sitcom in the single-camera "mockumentary" style o"Married... with Children" did before it. O'Neill has won three SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family." The show has also been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, and they have won Best Comedy for four consecutive seasons. O'Neill has had three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.