Modern Family and Married with Children star Ed O'Neill has just turned 75 years old, and fans everywhere are celebrating the comedy legend's big day. A Youngstown, Ohio native, O'Neill came into this world 75 years ago today when he was born on April 12, 1946. Given the occasion, it's as good a time as many for fans to celebrate the comedic actor and his work with a flurry of tribute posts wishing him a happy birthday on social media.
"Let's all wish Ed O'Neill a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" tweets the official account for Modern Family.
Another tweet from Homage reads: "It's Ed O'Neill's 75th birthday, but don't let this distract you from the fact that in 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School. Pay homage."
A similar tweet states: "Birthday of note today, turning 75, Ed O'Neill. You likely remember him from four touchdowns in a single game."
"Happy birthday to American actor and comedian Ed O'Neill, born April 12, 1946, well known in the 80s for his role as Al Bundy on the Fox Network sitcom Married... with Children," reads a tweet from Killer 80s.
Meanwhile, the free streaming service Pluto TV is also celebrating O'Neill's 75th birthday with a Married... with Children marathon starting at 7 p.m. ET. The caption of a tweet shared by Pluto says, "There are two types of people: People who related to Al Bundy, and LIARS!"
"Happy 75th Birthday to one of my comedic influences Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy)," says another fan. Including a GIF of Al Bundy tossing out one of Kelly's boyfriends, the tweet adds: "Also, this graphic shows how I will treat anyone who tries to date my beautiful intelligent daughter when she's a teen."
And another tweet from a big fan of the beloved actor reads: "Happy 75th birthday to Ed O'Neill!! I'm pretty sure everyone knows of my love for him and #MarriedWithChildren. But he's amazing in everything. #ModernFamily"
Having spent decades of his life working in sitcoms, O'Neill is particularly famous for his acclaimed role as Al Bundy on Married... with Children. One of the most popular TV dads in television history, the role earned O'Neill two Golden Globe nominations. The classic comedy series also starred Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, and David Faustino.
Years later, O'Neill would pick up another iconic sitcom role when he was cast as Jay Pritchett on the ABC comedy series Modern Family. The role would earn O'Neill an additional three Emmy Award nominations and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for being a part of the ensemble cast. He appeared in the role for all eleven seasons between 2009 to 2020. Additionally, he is also known for his roles in various movies like Wayne's World, Little Giants, and Wreck It Ralph.
It's a big day for Ed O'Neill now that he's 75 years old. Let's hope his 75th birthday turns out to be the best for him yet. Happy birthday, Ed O'Neill!