Ryan O'Neal born 20th April 1941, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor.
O'Neal was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended University High School and became a Golden Gloves contender after training to be a boxer.
In 1962 – 1963, O'Neal was a series regular in the drama television series Empire. O'Neal first became famous from the prime time ABC soap opera Peyton Place. His role in Love Story gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Further starring roles have been the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon (co-starring his daughter, Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal), the Stanley Kubrick directed Barry Lyndon, the Love Story sequel, Oliver's Story, and the Walter Hill car chase movie The Driver.
He starred in a series of films directed by Peter Bogdanovich (he even played a character loosely based on Bogdanovich in "Irreconcilable Differences") and was the second highest grossing movie star in 1972.