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Name: John Carroll O'Connor                                                         
Born: 2 August 1924 Bronx, New York, United States                                   
Died: 21 June 2001 Culver City, California, United States                           
John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an Emmy Award-winning   
American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four           
decades. Known at first for playing the role of Maj. Gen. Colt in the 1970s cult     
movie, Kelly's Heroes, he later found fame as the bigoted workingman Archie         
Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family     
(1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979 to 1983). O'Connor later starred     
in the 1980s NBC television crime drama In the Heat of the Night, where he           
played the role of Police Chief Bill Gillespie from 1988 to 1994. At the end of     
his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Stemple Buchman (Helen   
Hunt) on Mad About You.