Bill O'Reilly


10 Sep 1949


New York City, New York, USA


William James O'Reilly Jr.


Political Commentator Bill O'Reilly was born on September 10th 1949 in New York City. He was born into a classic Irish Catholic family and attended private catholic schools.

O'Reilly attended Marist College and studied history. Bill was also in the football club as a punter and wrote for the school newspaper. O'Reilly studied abroad at the University of London, and after coming home played semi professional baseball before graduating with a bachelors in history in 1971.

O'Reilly studied broadcast journalism at Boston University after some time as a teacher in Florida. O'Reilly interned with different newspapers and stations while earning his masters. In the mid 90's O'Reilly earned a degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. O'Reilly's early career included anchor jobs in Scranton, Denver, Portland, Hartford, and Boston. In this time he won a local Emmy and was praised for excellence in investigative reporting.

O'Reilly worked as a WEBS anchor and won a second local Emmy before earning the spot of correspondent for CBS network news. He later worked as a correspondent and assignment reporter for ABC.

O'Reilly became a news star when he was an anchor on "Inside Addition" where he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the murder of Joel Steinberg. After leaving the team, he earned his 3rd degree from the Kennedy School of government in 1995.

In 1996, O'Reilly launched "The O'Reilly Factor" the show he has anchored for 17 years. Since then he has used his show to report top political stories and it has become the #1 Cable News Show on TV.

In addition to reporting the news, O'Reilly often dissects it. He has made accusations against organizations and figures for corruption, and has broke barriers in news. He often goes head to head with organizations, politicians, and celebrities in the social media. He has called out judges for court rulings he found to be poor and he has even accused people of being unamerican.

One of his most famous organization rivals is the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)In 1997, 10 year old Jeffery Curley was kidnapped by two men and murdered. His body was molested and dumped off. The two men claimed they had gotten the inspiration from literature they had read in a library from the NAMBLA, a radical organization that condones male on boy rape and sexual contact. The ACLU then defended the NAMBLA and the men responsible. Outraged, O'Reilly used his media power to shed light on the issue.

However, his most famous head to head encounter was with organizations that raised money for 9/11 victims. Some faulty finances and numbers lead people to believe these organizations stole this money. O'Reilly publicly accused this organization and came head to head,with actor George Clooney, who claimed that O'Reilly was mistaken. Others that are often implicated as O'Reilly "rivals" are Michael Moore, George Soros, Alec Baldwin, and Susan Surandon. He is also playfully rivaled on late night television with comics Jon Stewart, David Letterman, and Jay Leno.

O'Reilly has some core political beliefs that lean to the right, although he is a registered Independent. O'Reilly has written books and spoken about cultual traditions such as marriage, abortion, and patriotism. He has come to parrells with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and George Soros on issues like these.

O'Reilly has also published books about history and politics. He lives in New York and is the father of two children. His wife Maureen and he divorced in 2011.

Actor ( 90 credits )

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Legends & Lies (2015)  Himself - Host (10 episodes, 2015)
The Greg Gutfeld Show (2015)  Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (4 episodes, 2015)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (14 episodes, 2014-2016)
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013) Himself (archive footage)
After Tiller (2013) Himself (archive footage)
Media Buzz (2013)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Real Story W/Gretchen Carlson (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Kelly File (2013)  Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (archive footage)
Me Gusta: Með Gústa (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Last Ounce of Courage (2012) Himself (uncredited)
The Newsroom (2012)  Himself - On TV Monitor (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
America's Book of Secrets (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Katie (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Moyers & Company (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Bill O'Reilly
The Five (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Justice w/Judge Jeanine (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Miss Representation (2011) Himself (archive footage)
The War You Don't See (2010) Himself (archive footage)
The Assassination of Dr. Tiller (2010) Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (archive footage)
Iron Man 2 (2010) Bill O'Reilly (as Bill O'Reilly)
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Super Bowl Sunday Interview (1 episode, 2011
America Live (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Salmagundi (2009) Himself
Selling God (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Stossel (2009)  Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (1 episode, 2014)
Glenn Beck (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Books Equal Gifts Commercial (2008)
An American Carol (2008) Himself
Killer at Large (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Just In with Laura Ingraham (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Red Eye (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Himself (archive footage)
TV Junkie (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006) Himself (uncredited)
The Live Desk (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Cashin' In (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Shut Up & Sing (2006) Himself (archive footage)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2007-2014)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Why We Fight (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) Himself (archive footage)
WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004) Himself
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2010)
Geraldo at Large (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
First Monday (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
Now (2002) (1 episode, 2004)
Zapp (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Pulse (2002)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Studio B (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
NOW on PBS (2002)  Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (archive footage)
Judging Amy (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2013)
Book TV (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The View (1997)  Himself (7 episodes, 2006-2014)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself - Host / ... (917 episodes, 1996-2014)
Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (12 episodes, 2001-2014)
This Week (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
JAG (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
MADtv (1995)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2004)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (13 episodes, 2004-2014)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 2000-2004)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (5 episodes, 2004-2008)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1989-2014)
P.O.V. (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Fox News (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2013)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (segment "O'Reilly
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2014)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Killing Jesus (2015) executive producer
Legends & Lies (2015) executive producer (10 episodes, 2015)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996) executive producer (2 episodes, 2008)

Writer ( 2 credits )

Killing Jesus (2015) (based on the book by)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996) (1 episode, 2007)