Redmond O'Neal has had a troubled life growing up in the spotlight with his infamous parents, Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal. His early exposure to drugs resulted in a substance abuse problem that saw him in 13 different rehabs and arrested on multiple occasions. His most recent brush with the law has landed the celebrity in a mental hospital following charges of attempted murder in 2018. Find out more about how Red fell down the rabbit hole and if he is expected to be released.
Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal were Hollywood's power couple. Their relationship was unstable even before the birth of their son, but they offered each other unwavering support when they both battled cancer. Fawcett, unfortunately, lost her battle and died in 2009, and her son's name was the last word on her lips. Get more insights into the story with Briefly.co.za.
Redmond O'Neal's profile
- Full name: Redmond James Fawcett O'Neal
- Nickname: Red
- Gender: Male
- Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
- Date of birth: 30 January 1985
- Zodiac: Aquarius
- Redmond O'Neal's age: 36
- Current residence: Norwalk, California
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Sexuality: Straight
- Redmond O'Neal's father: Ryan O'Neal
- Mother: Farrah Fawcett
- Siblings: Griffin, Tatum and Patrick
- Height: 1.73m
- Weight: 78 kg
- Eye colour: Green
- Hair colour: Ginger
- Occupation: Voice actor
- Redmond O'Neal's net worth: $10 Thousand
Redmond O'Neal's bio
Born to two A-list celebrities, Red had an extravagant and chaotic childhood. Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal were an iconic couple celebrated worldwide, and both actors had been known to have substance abuse problems.
The household where young Redmond grew up was a volatile environment that was not a stranger to violence. On Fawcett's 60th birthday, Ryan fired a gun at his son, Griffon, allegedly missing on purpose.
"Farrah was lying in bed, and she could hear it all — fights, swinging, gunshots. Welcome to the O'Neals'!"
Despite the drama, Farrah and Ryan's prodigy worked as a voice actor for a brief while in the 1990s.
Redmond O'Neal's movies and Television appearances
- Johnny Bravo 1997
- The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars: 1998
- Love Don't Cost a Thing (production assistant): 2003
- Celebrities Uncensored: 2003
- Entertainment Tonight: 2009
- Farrah's Story: 2009
Redmond O'Neal's mental health
Growing up in a broken home in an unstable environment can have long-term effects on mental stability. Redmond claims his father did the most damage and is the reason behind his erratic behaviour.
In an attempt to get clean, Red has booked into over thirteen rehabilitation centres throughout the US and even crossed Mexico's border. But, according to Redmond O'Neal's interview with Radar Online:
"It's not the drugs that have been a problem, it's the psychological trauma of my entire life"
His decline in mental health that ultimately got him arrested for violently stabbing two men can probably be attributed to his drug use and disturbing childhood, and he was subsequently found as "incompetent" by the judge.
What happened to Redmond O'Neal?
His first run-in with the authorities came in 2005, when he was charged with the illegal possession of methamphetamine and cocaine. He was detained for a DUI and narcotics possession three years later, and his father, Ryan, joined him in jail in 2009 when they were both caught with methamphetamine.
2015 saw Redmond O'Neal in jail for violating probation, and he was sentenced to three-year imprisonment. However, he only served one year. He then robbed a 7-eleven store at gunpoint only after three years of freedom. Following that, he was tried with a total of six counts, including assault, drug possession and second-degree robbery.
He was apprehended just weeks later and faced charges of attempted murder after an alleged homicidal crime spree on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles in June 2018. Anton Folkerson, a young aspiring actor, was one of the five victims of his violent outburst. According to reports, unprovoked, Red:
"plunged a knife three-and-a-half inches into Anton's brain before slitting his throat along the carotid artery."
Is Redmond O'Neal still in a mental hospital?
The day after Christmas in 2019, the troubled celebrity was transferred from the Twin Towers prison in LA to a State Hospital in Norwalk, California. His stay at the mental hospital will include treatment for mental health issues relating to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and antisocial personality disorder.
Where is Redmond O'Neal today 2021?
Is Redmond O'Neal still in jail? When he was transferred to the Californian mental facility, the maximum commitment date was set at 4 October 2021. Not much is known about his progress or whether he will be deemed "competent" at his subsequent trial. How old is Redmond O'Neal? In 2021, he celebrated his 36th birthday while incarcerated.
The troubled celebrity was probably exposed to too much, too early in life. Unfortunately, like many other young Hollywood stars, such as Lindsey Lohan and Amanda Bynes, the fame and wealth led Red down the path of drug addiction. We hope that he is receiving the help he needs in the mental institution.
Mental illness is a struggle that many people have had to battle, and during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a surge of celebrity sports stars made their mental health statuses public knowledge. The young Simone Biles was one of the first brave athletes to address her mental health on a public platform, which gave others the courage to follow suit.