Bill O'Reilly

Talk show host, News anchor, Correspondent
A conservative firebrand who raised hackles for many outrageous statements and positions, cable news host Billy O'Reilly rode the wave of controversy to rating success with his highly-rated cable shout-fest "The ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1949 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Inside Edition 1988 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The O'Reilly Factor 1996 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Decoding Deepak 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Bill O'Reilly (Actor)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Al Franken: God Spoke 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pulse 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Business of Defense: Flaws in the Shield 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Killing Kennedy 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Killing Lincoln 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Killing Jesus: A History (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A conservative firebrand who raised hackles for many outrageous statements and positions, cable news host Billy O'Reilly rode the wave of controversy to rating success with his highly-rated cable shout-fest "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News, 1996- ). Earning both praise and scorn for his pugnacious populism, O'Reilly brought an Everyman persona to the elite world of Washington politics and used his blunt, provocative interview style to become one of the most feared anchors on cable television. Whether battling Phil Donahue, Al Franken, John Stewart, or even family members of 9/11 victims, O'Reilly made a career out of asking sharp, aggressive questions, cutting off guests, and making people in high places uncomfortable and agitated. Along the way, he had brushes with personal controversy, like in 2004 when he was sued by a former producer for harassment that revealed some rather embarrassing sexual practices about the anchor. But he stood head and shoulders over the competition, hosting cable television's highest-rated show, while also becoming a best-selling author many times over with The No Spin Zone (2001), Who's Looking Out for You? and Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (2012), among other titles. Regardless of what his detractors thought, O'Reilly was undoubtedly one of cable news' most prominent anchors who also found success in other mediums.

Relationships

Maureen McPhilmy

Wife
married in 1995

William O'Reilly

Father

Angela O'Reilly

Mother

Madeline O'Reilly

Daughter
born in 1998 mother, Maureen McPhilmy

Spencer O'Reilly

Son
born 2003 mother, Maureen McPhilmy

Janet O'Reilly

Sister
younger

EDUCATION

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1976

Marist College

Poughkeepsie , New York 1971
Was a features writer for the school's newspaper, The Circle

Chaminade High School

Mineola , New York 1967
Graduated

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1996
Attended the Kennedy School of Government

Milestones

2002

Joined the airwaves with a syndicated talk show "Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly"

1996

Hired by The FOX News Channel (FNC) as the anchor/host of "The O'Reilly Factor", originally called "The O'Reilly Report"; in 2001 the show passed "Larry King Live" to become the most watched cable news program in the United States

1989

Joined the nationally syndicated program "Inside Edition" taking over for David Frost; was the first national anchor to broadcast live from the scene of the 1992 L.A riots, and was named reporter of the year by the New York Crime Victims organization

1986

Joined ABC News as a correspondent on "World News Tonight"; received two National Headliner Awards for excellence in reporting

1980

Joined WCBS in New York City, where he won his second Emmy for an investigation of corrupt city marshals; later O’Reilly became a CBS News correspondent covering the wars in the Falkland Islands and El Salvador

1975

Stared his career with a $150-a-week reporting job at WNEP-TV in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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