Ron O'Neal

Ron O'Neal (September 1 1937 in Utica, New YorkJanuary 14 2004 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor, director and screenwriter. O'Neal is most remembered for his starring role as Youngblood Priest in the blaxploitation film Superfly, although he also had a small recurring role on the television show Living Single as Synclaire's father.

He died in 2004 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the same day Superfly was released on DVD in the US.

Selected filmography

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Director/Writer

  • Superfly T.N.T. (1973)
  • Up Against The Wall (1992)

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    Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation.
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    Super Fly is a 1972 film directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., and stars Ron O'Neal as Youngblood Priest, a drug dealer who is trying to quit the underworld drug business.
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    Living Single is an American television sitcom which aired for five seasons on the FOX television network from August 1993 until January 1998.

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    Pancreatic cancer
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    The Mack is a 1973 blaxploitation film starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. This movie was produced during the era of such blaxploitation movies as Dolemite, however it is not considered by its makers a true blaxploitation picture.
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