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ED O'NEILL'S LIFE IN PICTURES: FROM AL BUNDY TO JAY PRITCHETT

Who's this handsome speed demon? Why, it's Ed O'Neill back in 1989. It's hard to imagine, but this "Modern Family" star had turned 72 last April 12, 2018. To help usher Ed into the next decade, we will take a look at his life and career in photos.

Ed O'Neill was born on April 12, 1946, and grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended Ohio University and then Youngstown State University, where he was a defensive lineman on the football team. In 1969, he was signed to play football for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was cut during training camp. He returned to YSU, where he started doing theater. After graduating, he became a social studies teacher at his former high school until he decided to pursue acting full-time. He made his Broadway debut in a play called "Knockout" in 1979.