Dink O’Neal, a member and current Secretary of Burbank’s Art in Public Places Committee, is a professional actor and part time theatre critic for www.ArtsInLA.com. His resume includes national and international stage performances in addition to numerous television and film appearances. Dink has toured with Forever Plaid and worked regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Utah Musical Theatre, Arizona Spectrum Theatre and Sacramento Music Circus and locally at The Norris Center, Laguna Playhouse, Cabrillo Music Theatre,
Glendale Centre Theatre, Burbank’s own Colony Theatre and Civic Light Opera companies in Downey, Long Beach, San Gabriel, Santa Barbara, La Mirada, Irvine and Mission Viejo.
A partial list of roles Dink has performed includes Harold Hill in The Music Man, Juan Peron in Evita, John Adams in 1776, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Curly and Jud in Oklahoma!, Rooster in Annie, Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!, Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees, Bill Sykes and Mr. Sowerberry in 9 separate productions of Oliver!, and he holds the distinction of listing one of only two North American productions of the musical version of Gone With The Wind amongst his credits.
Dink’s television/film work includes appearances on 2 Broke Girls, Psych, Monk, Boston Legal, Drake & Josh, Wizards of Waverly Place, Lucky Louie, Kickin’ It, City Guys, General Hospital, The Young & The Restless, The Bold & The Beautiful, Port Charles, Days of Our Lives, The Girl in The Cadillac and the Hallmark Channel’s Backyard Wedding. Most recently, he worked with Arnold Palmer, Kevin Nealon and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh on a series of commercials for Xarelto as well as appearing in a currently running Samsung spot.
Over the years, Dink has had the pleasure of appearing opposite such award winning entertainment luminaries as Sally Struthers, James Spader and Tony Shalhoub (Emmys); Johnny Mann (Grammy); Shirley Jones and Marcia Gay Harden (Oscars); and Kristen Chenowith (Tony) as well as Jim Carrey, Jo Anne Worley, Ann Blyth, Jack Jones, Shelley Berman, Eric McCormack, Francis Fisher, Christina Hendricks, Patrick Cassidy, Erika Eleniak and CBS sportscaster Pat O’Brien.