August 9, 2016 by getTV Staff
New York-born Carroll O’Connor had a career that lasted over five decades. If you asked him to name his all-time favorite role, you might have expected him to say a certain bigot who lived in Queens. Instead, at the end of his long career, O’Connor considered Chief William “Bill” Gillespie - his starring role in the crime drama In The Heat Of The Night - his favorite. Here are 10 facts about the actor whose favorite character now airs every weekday on getTV.
1. He had a passion for writing.