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O'Neal Compton is a Actor American born on 5 february 1951 at Sumter (USA)

O'Neal Compton

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Birth name Belton O'Neal Compton
Nationality USA
Birth 5 february 1951 at Sumter (USA)
Death 18 february 2019 (at 68 years)

O'Neal Compton (born February 5, 1951) is an American film and television actor.

He was born Belton O'Neal Compton, Jr. in Sumter, South Carolina, the son of educators.
O'Neal Compton is best known as a character actor in films and television (Life, Nixon, Nell, Primary Colors, Deep Impact, Seinfeld, Diabolique.) He is also an award-winning writer, producer, photographer and director of television commercials.

Compton was badly injured (and partially paralyzed)in a fall while working in Florianopolis, Brazil in May, 2003, and had to stop working as an actor in films for a while. He has spent much of the last 5 years writing screenplays and a book about his life. He also writes a popular political blog, "The Whole American Hog".

O'Neal's art photography has been featured in exhibitions at the Michael Hoppen Gallery (London), Castle Haggenberg (Vienna) and in private galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, New Orleans and South Carolina. His photographs hang in the collections of many celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Oliver Stone. O'Neal was commissioned by Jerry Seinfeld to create a series of his "slow speed" natural light portraits of the cast and crew in the last year of that show.

O'Neal attended Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, and finally, Wofford College, where he discovered the Wofford Theatre Workshop and was thus, saved from a normal life. For the past 33 years, O'Neal has made his living as a film and television actor, screenwriter, photographer, and also as a commercial producer and director. His work has taken him to some of the most exciting cities in the Americas and Europe. He has lived in Charleston, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aries, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, London, Dublin, Paris, Vienna, Zurich and Mondello (Sicily.) For the past four years, O'Neal has made his home on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina. He isn't quite retired, but he's close.

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Filmography of O'Neal Compton (16 films)

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Kill Me Later, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Selma Blair, Max Beesley, Brendan Fehr, O'Neal Compton, Keegan Connor Tracy, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Agent McGinley
Rating60% 3.04863.04863.04863.04863.0486
Blair plays Shawn, a suicidal loan officer at a bank. She is having an affair with the bank vice-president, who is married; after discovering that his wife is pregnant, she goes to the roof to kill herself.
Big Eden
Big Eden (2000)
, 1h57
Directed by Thomas Bezucha
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, Louise Fletcher, Corinne Bohrer, O'Neal Compton
Roles Jim Soams
Rating72% 3.6447453.6447453.6447453.6447453.644745
Henry Hart is a successful gay artist from New York City who returns to his rural hometown in Montana to care for his ailing grandfather. Henry is welcomed back by the townsfolk, all of whom are aware of his sexuality and are highly accepting and even supportive towards him (the film's plot and dialogue is notably devoid of homophobic content). However, during the months he stays in the town, Henry is forced to confront his unresolved feelings for his high school friend Dean Stewart, while simultaneously being oblivious to the feelings of Pike Dexter, the shy Native American owner of the town's general store.
Life
Life (1999)
, 1h48
Directed by Ted Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, Ned Beatty, Nick Cassavetes, Obba Babatundé, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.
Roles Superintendant Abernathy
Rating66% 3.349633.349633.349633.349633.34963
Elderly inmate, Willie Long (Obba Babatundé) attends the burial of two friends who recently perished in an infirmary fire in a Mississippi prison. He begins telling the two young inmates digging the graves (Heavy D and Bönz Malone) his friends' life story.
Deep Impact, 2h
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Leelee Sobieski, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell
Roles Morten Entrekin
Rating61% 3.0999253.0999253.0999253.0999253.099925
On May 10, 1998, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Biederman discovers an unusual object near the stars Mizar and Alcor at a star party in Richmond, Virginia with his school's astronomy club. His teacher alerts astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, who realizes that the object is a comet on a collision course with Earth. Wolf dies in a car accident before he can alert the world.
Primary Colors, 2h23
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester, Maura Lynn Tierney
Roles Sailorman Shoreson
Rating66% 3.3481453.3481453.3481453.3481453.348145
Young political idealist Henry Burton (Adrian Lester) is recruited to join the campaign of Jack Stanton (John Travolta), a charismatic Southern governor who is trying to win the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. Henry is impressed by Stanton's genuine warmth and empathy with people. He joins Stanton's inner circle of political advisers: Stanton's formidable wife, Susan Stanton (Emma Thompson); ruthless, redneck political strategist Richard Jemmons (Billy Bob Thornton); intelligent and attractive spokeswoman Daisy Green (Maura Tierney); and sly political operator Howard Ferguson (Paul Guilfoyle) as they journey to New Hampshire, the first state to hold a presidential primary.
Diabolique
Diabolique (1996)
, 1h47
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight
Roles Irv Danziger
Rating54% 2.700732.700732.700732.700732.70073
The wife and mistress (Adjani and Stone) of a cruel school master (Palminteri) collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The strain starts to tell on the two women as a retired police investigator (Bates) who is looking into the disappearance on a whim begins to think that they know more than they are telling, and further complications arise when their victim is seen, apparently alive and well by several of the pupils.
Nixon
Nixon (1995)
, 3h3
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, Bob Hoskins, Powers Boothe, John Diehl
Roles Texas Man
Rating70% 3.5489553.5489553.5489553.5489553.548955
The film is non-linear, framed by scenes of Nixon listening to his secret recordings towards the end of his presidency as the Watergate crisis intensifies. As such, it covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a composite of actual events, usually in the form of memories triggered by the recordings or newsreel-style summaries. It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan. It explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.
Little Big League, 1h59
Directed by Andrew Scheinman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow, Kevin Dunn, Billy L. Sullivan
Roles Major League Umpire
Rating60% 3.049173.049173.049173.049173.04917
Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards) is a preteen son to a widowed single mom, Jenny (Ashley Crow), and a Little League Baseball player. Billy's grandfather is Thomas Heywood (Jason Robards), owner of the Minnesota Twins.
Nell
Nell (1994)
, 1h53
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Medical-themed films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Films about autism, Children's films, Films about language and translation
Actors Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy, Jeremy Davies
Roles Don Fontana, Lovell's Attorney
Rating65% 3.250553.250553.250553.250553.25055
When stroke victim Violet Kellty dies in her isolated cabin in the North Carolina mountains, Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Lovell (Liam Neeson), the town doctor, finds a terrified young woman (Jodie Foster) hiding in the rafters of the house. She speaks angrily and rapidly but seems to have a language of her own. Looking at Violet's Bible, Jerry finds a note asking whoever finds it to look after the woman, who is Violet's daughter Nell. Sheriff Todd Peterson (Nick Searcy) shows Jerry a news clipping from which Jerry surmises that Nell is indeed the dead woman’s daughter, conceived through rape.
Roadracers
Roadracers (1994)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors David Arquette, Salma Hayek, John Hawkes, Jason Wiles, William Sadler, O'Neal Compton
Roles J.T.
Rating64% 3.244393.244393.244393.244393.24439
Dude, a 1950s greaser, engages in a high speed chase with the local cops, Sarge and his unnamed partner. After Dude causes their car to crash in a game of chicken, he joins his girlfriend Donna at a club. Donna does not enjoy the loud rock music preferred by Dude, and she is annoyed that he has made her wait. After they dance, Dude's friend Nixer joins them, much to Donna's annoyance. As they cruise around town and try to decide what to do, they run into Teddy, a rival greaser, and his friends. After exchanging insults, the two groups engage in a drag race. When Dude flicks his cigarette at the other car, it lands in Teddy's girlfriend's hair and sets it on fire. Teddy's car swerves and loses the race as the occupants attempt to put out the fire. Teddy and his friends swear revenge, and Dude drives off.
Made in America, 1h51
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long, Will Smith, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Rodriguez
Roles Rocky
Rating51% 2.553952.553952.553952.553952.55395
Zora Matthews (Long), whose mother Sarah (Goldberg) conceived her with the aid of an anonymous sperm donor, discovers her father is a white man named Hal Jackson (Danson). This comes as a major shock to Sarah, who had explicitly requested a black donor. On top of that, Jackson is a loud, self-promoting car salesman, which clashes with Sarah's intellectualism. The film revolves around Zora and her mother's rocky relationship with Jackson. Jackson eventually comes to have feelings for his supposed daughter and her mother.
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, 1h39
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Dance films, Sports films
Actors Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Matt Frewer, Gregg Henry, Eddie Jones
Roles Principal James Barker
Rating65% 3.296683.296683.296683.296683.29668
When Wanda Holloway was a teen, her father forbade her from trying out for her school's cheerleading team. Many years later, when Wanda had a daughter of her own, she was determined that her daughter would fulfill the dream she was denied and become a cheerleader — which would allow Wanda to make up that part of her childhood by reliving it through her daughter. The film takes place in Channelview, Texas.
The Thing Called Love, 1h56
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Samantha Mathis, River Phoenix, Sandra Bullock, Dermot Mulroney, Anthony Clark, Wayne Grace
Rating63% 3.1990453.1990453.1990453.1990453.199045
Miranda Presley is an aspiring singer/songwriter from New York City who loves country music and decides to take her chances in Nashville, Tennessee, where she hopes to become a star. After arriving in Music City after a long bus ride, Miranda makes her way to the Bluebird Cafe, a local watering hole with a reputation as a showcase for new talent. The bar's owner, Lucy, takes a shine to the plucky newcomer and gives her a job as a waitress.
What's Love Got to Do with It, 1h58
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about domestic violence, Musical films
Actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander, Jenifer Lewis, Virginia Capers, Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly
Roles George, Ramada Inn Manager
Rating72% 3.647933.647933.647933.647933.64793
Born and raised in a small Tennessee town, Nutbush, Anna Mae Bullock (Tina's original name) grows up in an unhappy family, with her parents later leaving and abandoning her and only taking her sister. Following her grandmother's death, she relocates to St. Louis, reuniting with her mother and close sister Alline. Anna Mae pursues a chance to be a professional singer after seeing charismatic bandleader Ike Turner perform one night. Later she wins her spot in Turner's band after singing onstage and he begins mentoring her. In time, an unexpected romance develops between the two after she moves into Ike's home. Shortly afterwards, they marry and begin having musical success together as Ike and Tina Turner.
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, 1h30
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher, Cristi Conaway, Paul Benedict
Roles Sheriff Denby
Rating39% 1.9642951.9642951.9642951.9642951.964295
The film begins by following a tour group at a memorial museum dedicated to Nancy Archer. The patrons are shown a film with Dr. Loeb, who explains that the events surrounding Nancy Archer were true. Nancy was an heiress to her mother's fortune. Her father, Hamilton Cobb, hopes to use the money to gain control over the town they live in. Nancy sees her psychiatrist, Dr. Cushing, about her low self-esteem and bad marriage to Harry. Her husband frequently spends time with a beautiful mistress, Honey Parker, the town beautician. Despite her attempts to confront Harry, Nancy cannot express her anger in a healthy manner, allowing both her husband and father to take advantage of her.