Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. See the gallery. Sign In. Down this week. A young dramatic actor of film and TV who has appeared in several dark big-screen dramas, the Irish-born O'Conor not to be confused with the late American actor Hugh O'Connor began acting at the age of eight. O'Conor was still a relative unknown pre-teen when he co-starred with Liam Neeson in the British-made feature Lamb , playing the Born: April 19 , in Dublin, Ireland. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his father's show, Archie Bunker's Place during its last season. In , he appeared in another show starring his father, In the Heat of the Night His character, "Lonnie Jamison", started as a background character, but Hugh soon became one of the show's stars, continuing to work on the show until its cancellation. Jamison started out as a patrolman but, by the end of the series, had reached the rank of lieutenant and acting-chief of detectives. Throughout his life, the drug problems had continued and increased.
Hugh O'Conor born 19 April is an Irish actor, writer, director and photographer. In , he was listed as number 49 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors. His first film appearance was opposite Liam Neeson in the movie Lamb. He won a Young Artist Awards in for his role in the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot , in which he portrayed the childhood days of Christy Brown , an Irishman born with cerebral palsy , who could control only his left foot. The film was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture.
He was the adopted son of American actor Carroll O'Connor. Hugh was born in Rome , Italy. Carroll was in Rome filming Cleopatra. He was named after Carroll's younger brother, who died in a motorcycle accident in When he was 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He survived the cancer with chemotherapy and two surgeries but ultimately became addicted to drugs. He had been taking prescription drugs for the pain and marijuana for nausea but later became dependent on harder drugs. Despite numerous stays at rehabilitation clinics, he never conquered his addiction and remained in recovery. Their son, Sean Carroll O'Connor, was born in Carroll had retained a private detective to investigate.