O'Connor, Carroll

O'Connor, Carroll

(1924–  ) movie/television actor; born in New York City. Initially a stage actor in Dublin, London, and Paris, he acted in a number of forgettable movies during the 1950s and 1960s. He starred in CBS's All in the Family (1971–79) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979–83), winning numerous Emmy awards. He played the liberal sheriff on National Broadcasting Company's In the Heat of the Night (1987) and appeared in occasional television specials.