Ron O'Neal (Performer) | Playbill

Ron O'Neal


The producers of "Superfly," a blaxploitation film, saw him in that production. Impressed, they cast him as the movie's lead character, a cool cocaine dealer named Youngblood Priest.

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  • Born: Sep 01, 1937 in Utica, NY, USA
  • Death: Jan 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roles (2)

All Over Town Playbill - Dec 1974 All Over Town
Opened December 29, 1974
  • as Lewis (Replacement)
    Arrived On May 26, 1975
No Place to Be Somebody Playbill - Dec 1969 No Place to Be Somebody
Opened December 30, 1969
  • as Gabe Gabriel (Original)


Drama Desk Award
1969 Outstanding Performance Winner
Theatre World Awards
1969 Theatre World Award Winner

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