O' Neal's personal life seemed much like the soap opera he starred in.In the early 1960s, O' Neal married actress Joanna Moore.
O’Neal, however, claims he only asked Fawcett to keep his Warhol at her place because her picture was a turn-off for his other sexual conquests.
His parents helped him land his first job in the entertainment industry as a stuntman on the German television series , based on the best-selling novel by Grace Metalious, explored the darker side of several families living in a suburban New England town.
It was a huge hit with television audiences, and its popularity helped launch O' Neal's career and the career of cast member Mia Farrow.
In the late 1950s, O' Neal and his family moved to Germany for his father's job writing broadcasts for Radio Free Europe.
O' Neal finished up his schooling at the Munich American High School, graduating in 1959.