Ryan O'Neal (born Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal, Jr.; April 20, 1941) is an American actor. He is best known, first for starring in ABC's epic nighttime soap opera, Peyton Place, then for his role in Love Story
, for which he received an Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He is also known for starring in Paper Moon
along with his real-life daughter Tatum O' Neal as well as his decades long relationship with the late Farrah Fawcett.