Big Apple: Ed O'Neill Bio

Big Apple Character: Detective Michael T. Mooney

About Mike: Seasoned, cynical cop. His young partner is Detective Vincent Trout

First Big Apple Episode: Pilot

Birth Date: 12 April 1946

Born In: Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Currently Lives In: Los Angeles, CA USA

Height: 6' 1"

Best Known For: Ed O'Neill is probably best known for his role as Al Bundy on "Married …with Children," which aired for 11 seasons.

Spouse: Cathy Rusoff (1986 - 1989) (separated) (reconciled in 1993)

Almost Roles: Was nearly cast as Sam Malone in the TV show "Cheers"

Other Jobs: Taught Social Studies in Youngstown before acting

Sports: Tried out but was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Short Bio: In the early 1980s, O'Neill moved to New York to pursue acting and landed his first role as an understudy in the Broadway production of "Knockout." It was kismet when the lead left the show and O'Neill took over. His other stage credits include David Mamet's "Lakeboat" at the Long Wharf Theatre, "The Front Page" at the Philadelphia Drama Guild, "Of Mice and Men" at the Hartford Stage, "Gentle People" at Playwrights Horizon and "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Theatre Calgary.

His feature film credits include "Lucky Numbers," "The Bone Collector," "Spanish Prisoner," "Dutch," "Little Giants," "Blue Chips," both "Wayne's World" movies, "Dogs of War," "Cruising," "Anastasia Moon" and "Sibling Rivalry."