The son of actor Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett has been charged with attempted murder in an alleged crime spree last month that included randomly attacking five men and robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store.

Los Angeles police say Redmond O'Neal was charged yesterday NZT.

KABC-TV reports that the 33-year-old O'Neal, who has struggled with drug addiction, is charged with punching or stabbing five men over several days last month in the Venice Beach and Palms neighbourhoods.

Police say two men were seriously injured, including one who was stabbed in the face.


O'Neal already pleaded not guilty to a May 8 robbery and other charges, including possessing methamphetamine and heroin.

He's been jailed for a month.

An email seeking comment from his lawyer wasn't immediately returned.

- AP