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Saturday, August 29 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Online Workshop: A Conversation with Michael O'Neill

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A Conversation with Michael O'Neill
presented by Acting Out Academy
Saturday, August 29th 1pm - $25Join Acting Out Academy's Meg Deusner and veteran actor and Alabama native Michael O'Neill for an Inside the Actors' Studio-style conversation on Zoom. They'll discuss Michael's career in Hollywood and offer advice to anyone looking to break into the industry. There will also be a Q & A portion afterwards. Please email questions to kiwi@sidewalkfest.com no later than August 27. Signups close August 29th at 12:30 PM. Participants will receive the Zoom link at 12:30 PM once registration has closed.

Renowned actor Michael O’Neill was recently seen as “Larry Mills” in the NBC drama series, COUNCIL OF DADS, “Chaplain Kendricks” in the critically acclaimed feature film, CLEMENCY (which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize), “Senator Mitchell Chapin” in Season 2 of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN on Amazon and “Dell Connelly” in the film, THE STAND AT PAXTON COUNTY which just premiered on Netflix. Other recent appearances for O’Neill include the series’ THE ROMANOFFS, THE RESIDENT, 11.22.63, SHOOTER, S.W.A.T. and a five episode arc in the final season of SCANDAL. Previous television credits include his four season role on the award winning Sundance TV series, RECTIFY, the CBS series, EXTANT with Halle Berry and A&E’s BATES MOTEL. O’Neill’s memorable TV roles include GREY’S ANATOMY and fan favorite “Special Agent Ron Butterfield” on THE WEST WING, as well as NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, VEGAS, THE GRIM SLEEPER, NCIS, SONS OF ANARCHY and THE UNIT. In feature films, O’Neill played FDA Agent “Richard Barkley” in the award winning DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and his vast credits include J. EDGAR, GREEN ZONE, TRANSFORMERS, SECONDHAND LIONS, TRAFFIC, SEA OF LOVE and SEABISCUIT. O’Neill also recently completed the feature film, INDIVISIBLE.

A native of Alabama, O’Neill has a degree in Economics from Auburn University and was the University’s Winter 2019 Commencement Speaker. He was also the 2018 commencement speaker at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer, and his daughter Ellen, at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. He is married to Mary O’Keefe O’Neill and they have three wonderful daughters, Ella, Annie and Molly. O’Neill has served on the Board of the Hollywood Branch of the Screen Actors Guild and has often participated in the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s BookPALS program, reading to elementary school children. He has also been involved in Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, and Focus on Recovery in Birmingham.

Saturday August 29, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT

Attendees (4)