Valley native and actor Ed O'Neil to receive honorary doctorate - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

UPDATED

Valley native and actor Ed O'Neil to receive honorary doctorate from YSU

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An Emmy nominated actor and Youngstown native is making his way home this weekend.

Ed O'Neill will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at Youngstown State University's spring commencement.

O'Neill attended Ursuline High School.

He then went on to Ohio University, where he had a football scholarship, and majored in history.

O'Neill left Ohio University after his sophomore year.

He transferred to Youngstown State University, where he also played football.

He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, but was cut in training camp.

While at YSU O'Neill studied drama and history.

He is best known for his roles in "Married with Children" and "Modern Family."

Commencement will be held May 18th.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:33:16 GMT
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.More >>
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.More >>
  • School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:27:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...(AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a...More >>
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.More >>
  • Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

    Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:24 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:24:14 GMT
    (Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP). This photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the East Terrace of Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday...(Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP). This photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the East Terrace of Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday...
    Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.More >>
    Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms