Christopher Connelly

A victim of his resemblance to fellow actor Ryan O'Neal, the lesser known Christopher Connelly got his break playing O'Neal's younger sibling in the TV soap "Peyton Place". Connelly stayed with the series five years ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1941

Filmography

Actor (28)

The Messenger 1987 (Movie)

FBI Agent Parker (Actor)

Foxtrap 1986 (Movie)

John Thomas (Actor)

L' Occhio del male 1986 (Movie)

George Hacker (Actor)

Strike Commando 1986 (Movie)

Colonel Radek (Actor)

Airwolf 1983 (TV Show)

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Jungle Raiders 1983 (Movie)

Captain Yankee (Actor)

Liar's Moon 1982 (Movie)

Alex Peterson (Actor)

Skyward Christmas 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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1990 i guerrieri del Bronx 1981 (Movie)

Hot Dog (Actor)

Earthbound 1981 (Movie)

Zef (Actor)

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Crash 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Norseman 1977 (Movie)

Rolf (Actor)

Hawmps 1976 (Movie)

Uriah Tibbs (Actor)

Paper Moon 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Benji 1974 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

They Only Kill Their Masters 1972 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Corky 1971 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

In Name Only 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Incident in San Francisco (TV Show)

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Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

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Return of the Rebels (TV Show)

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Stunt Seven (TV Show)

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The Last Day (TV Show)

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Biography

A victim of his resemblance to fellow actor Ryan O'Neal, the lesser known Christopher Connelly got his break playing O'Neal's younger sibling in the TV soap "Peyton Place". Connelly stayed with the series five years, appearing in nearly 400 episodes between 1965 and 1969, when the program was cancelled. Unable to escape his lookalike's shadow, Connelly went on to play O'Neal's character Moses Pray in the short-lived TV adaptation of the critically acclaimed comedy "Paper Moon". Eventually, however, Connelly was able to achieve success in his own right. He scored a supporting role in the 1974 family classic "Benji", notable for being photographed mostly from the perspective of the eponymous pooch. Connelly spread his wings in the '80s, starring in countless low-budget Italian genre movies. In 1982, he played a curse-befallen archaeologist in horror maestro Lucio Fulci's "Manhattan Baby", and a gang member with the intimidating pseudonym of "Hot Dog" in the cheapo "Mad Max" clone, "1990: The Bronx Warriors". Connelly had a colorful TV career, guest-starring multiple times on the adventure series "Fantasy Island", among others. Connelly also reprised his role as Norman Harrington of "Peyton Place" in two TV movies following its cancellation. He died of lung cancer at only 47 years old.

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