Actor Ed O’Neill to Star as Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling in FX Series

Actor Ed O’Neill to Star as Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling in FX Series

Former Married With Children star Ed O’Neill is set to star as disgraced L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling who was forced to sell his team in 2014 the leaking of an audio clip in which he made racist remarks.

Along with Laurence Fishburne as coach Doc Rivers and Jacki Weaver as Sterling’s wife, O’Neill, who was also the star of the sitcom Modern Family, will star in The Sterling Affairs, a six-part series set to debut sometime next year on FX.

“The series tells the behind-the-scenes story of Rivers (Fishburne) and the Clippers’ quest to bring a championship to one of the historically worst franchises in all of sports during the impending downfall of the team’s owner, Sterling, whose notoriously racist behavior is brought to light amid the power struggle between his wife of 60-plus years, Shelly Sterling (Weaver), and his mistress, V. Stiviano,” Deadline reported.

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