Ed O’Neill Has Come Clean About How He Landed The Role Of Al Bundy In Married With Children

You may be surprised to learn that comedy veteran Ed O’Neill started his career by playing dramatic roles in theater. However, one of these on-stage parts was to set him on the road to stardom. You see, a twist of fate meant that O’Neill was able to prove that he had just the right qualities to play one of the most famous roles in TV sitcom history: Al Bundy in Married with Children.

Yet while O’Neill would ultimately achieve global fame and a handful of Screen Actors Guild awards, his early life was very humble. During his younger years, O’Neill, who was part of an Irish-American family, followed in his father’s footsteps by toiling in a steel mill in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.

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