Shaquille O'Neal

Actor, Lyricist, Professional athlete
Abandoned by his convict father before he was a year old, Shaquille O'Neal channeled his childhood anger into a remarkable career with the National Basketball Association. Drafted out of college by the Orlando Magic in ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1972 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (96)

American Chopper: Shaq Bike 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Criss Angel BeLIEve 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Cameo

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Lego Movie 2014 (Movie)

Shaq (Voice)

Upload with Shaquille O'Neal 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Officer Fluzoo (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

Smooth Smurf (Voice)

Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thunderstruck 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Cleveland Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shaq vs. 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

So Random! 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

When in Rome 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mad TV 1995 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaq's Big Challenge 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

Shaq (Actor)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd JammX Kids All-Star Dance Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bros. 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid & I 2005 (Movie)

Shaq (Actor)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mo'Nique 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tracy Morgan Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

51st NBA All-Star Game 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Famous Jett Jackson 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

In Living Color 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joe Piscopo: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Martin 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wash 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

49th NBA All-Star Game 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Fathers & Sons 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

48th NBA All-Star Game 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All-Star Moms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Am Your Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA at 50 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Steel 1997 (Movie)

Steel--John Henry Irons (Actor)

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

Kazaam (Actor)

The 1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

AT&T Presents: Queen Latifah and Friends 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind Closed Doors With Joan Lunden 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Chips 1994 (Movie)

Neon (Actor)

One on One With Magic Johnson 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12 Most Fascinating People of 1993 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cindy Crawford Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

CB4 1993 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Southland (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (3)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

("(I Know I Got) Skillz") (Song)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

("Straight Playin'") (Song Performer)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

(Song)
Director (1)

Cousin Skeeter 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Abandoned by his convict father before he was a year old, Shaquille O'Neal channeled his childhood anger into a remarkable career with the National Basketball Association. Drafted out of college by the Orlando Magic in 1992, he was named Rookie of the Year at the close of his first pro season. At 7'1" tall and 300 lbs., "Shaq" was a magnet for media attention. He made a credible dramatic debut in Paramount's college basketball drama "Blue Chips" (1994), but the film's poor reception set the tone for his critically savaged star turns in Disney's fantastical "Kazaam" (1996) and "Steel" (1997), an adaptation of the DC superhero comic book. Rebounding with a string of gold and platinum-selling rap albums, O'Neal scored on the basketball court with the Los Angeles Lakers, whom he led to three consecutive championships. Not satisfied with fame and wealth, or with leading the American Dream Team to Olympic gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics, O'Neal surprised his fans by becoming a reserve police officer after his trade to the Miami Heat in 2004. Plagued by injuries as a member of the Boston Celtics, O'Neal retired from professional sports in 2011. Colorful, larger than life, and largely untouched by off-court scandal, Shaquille O'Neal distinguished himself in a multi-hyphenate career as a role model for disadvantaged youth and young athletes alike, and as the embodiment of a bona fide American success story.

Relationships

Amirah

Daughter
Born c. 2001; mother, Shaunie O'Neal

Taahirah

Daughter
Born July 18, 1996; mother, Arnetta Yardbourgh

Shaquir

Son
Born April 19, 2003; mother, Shaunie O'Neal

Shareef

Son
Born Jan. 11, 2000; mother, Shaunie O'Neal

Myles

Step-Son
Born c. 1997 to Shaunie O'Neal

Jamal

Brother

Ayesha

Sister

Lateefah

Sister

Me'arah

Daughter
Born May 1, 2006; mother, Shaunie O'Neal

Philip Harrison

Step-Father

Shaunie O'Neal Executive Producer

Wife
Married Dec. 26, 2002 Divorced March 2010

Lucille O'Neal

Mother

Joseph Tooney

Father
Abandoned family when O'Neal was 6 months old; claimed to have had a drug problem

Arnetta Yardbourgh

Companion
Daughter Taahirah born 1996

EDUCATION

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge , Louisiana 2000
Majored in General Studies; minored in Political Science

Cole High School

San Antonio , Texas

Milestones

2012

Received Ed.D. degree in Human Resource Development at Barry University

2010

Signed with the Boston Celtics

2009

Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers

2008

Played for the Phoenix Suns

2007

Executive produced and starred on ABC reality series "Shaq's Big Challenge"

2006

Made cameo in horror spoof "Scary Movie 4"

2004

Played for the Miami Heat; team won 2006 NBA Finals

2001

Cast in feature comedy "The Wash"

2000

Became first unanimous Most Valuable Player in NBA history

2000

Won NBA titles with the Lakers; named NBA Finals MVP three years in a row

1998

Signed with A&R Records

1997

Starred in action feature film "Steel"

1996

Landed first film starring role in "Kazaam"; also made executive producing debut

1996

Became free agent and joined the Los Angeles Lakers

1996

Obtained gold medal with U.S. basketball team at Atlanta Olympic Games

1996

Signed with Crystall Beach Entertainment to executive produce pilot for Fox

1994

Made feature film debut in "Blue Chips"

1993

Released debut album Shaq Diesel

1993

Named Rookie Of The Year

1992

Taken first overall in NBA draft by the Orlando Magic

1991

Named first All American Player

Obtained basketball scholarship for Louisiana State University

Became first rookie to win Player Of The Week honors

Reached an astonishing 6'6 by age 13

Bonus Trivia

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"There's a misconception that goes around about me, that I do a lot of things. But I really don't. Basketball is so easy for me. I just practice two hours a day during the season. During the summer is when I do all of my peripheral activities." – O'Neal quoted in Eonline.com

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"I told Lakers owner Jerry Buss I would've come here for $50 million. Money is no inducement to me, because I am mentally rich. Materialism – all the clothes, all the cars, all the houses – they don't mean anything. I have five important things in my life, and family is number one. The best thing for me is when my mother and my friends tell me they love me, and my daughter says 'Da Da.'" – O'Neal quoted in Eonline.com

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