According to Wikipedia,
John Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, producer, and director whose television career spanned over four decades. O'Connor found widespread fame as Archie Bunker , the main character in the CBS television sitcoms All in the Family and its continuation, Archie Bunker's Place . O'Connor later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night , where he played the role of police chief William "Bill" Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played Gus Stemple, the father of Jamie Buchman on Mad About You. In 1996, O'Connor was ranked number 38 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. He won five Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards.
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