Ronny Cox Biography (1938-)

Full name, Daniel Ronald Cox; born July 23, 1938, in Cloudcroft, NM; son of Bob P. (a carpenter) and Lounette (Rucker) Cox; married Mary Griffith (a writer), September 10, 1960; children: Brian, John. Education: Eastern NewMexico University, B.A., 1963. Addresses: Agent-- Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Career: Actor, producer, and writer. Also a guitarist with the group the Song Farmers. Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, WritersGuild of America, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
July 23, 1938
Cloudcroft, New Mexico, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Drew Ballinger, Deliverance, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Miles, The Happiness Cage(also known as The Demon Within and The Mind Snatchers), Cinerama, 1972
  • Hugo a vizilo(also known as Hugo the Hippo), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Luke, The Car, Universal, 1977
  • Ozark Bule, Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1977
  • Commander Samuelson, Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1978
  • Willis Newton, Harper Valley, PTA, April Fools Productions, 1978
  • Sergeant Pierce Brooks, The Onion Field, Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Colonel Kerby, Taps, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Eli MacCleary, The Beast Within, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1981
  • Tanger,1982
  • Colonel Powers, Some Kind of Hero, Paramount, 1982
  • Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil, Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984
  • Pete Canfield, Courage(also known as Raw Courage), New World Pictures, 1984
  • Mr. Swain (Louden's father), Vision Quest(also known as Crazy for You), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Captain Jensen, Hollywood Vice Squad, Concorde Pictures, 1986
  • Bennett, Steele Justice, Atlantic Releasing, 1987
  • Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987
  • Richard "Dick" Jones, Robocop, Orion, 1987
  • Bob Smiley, Loose Cannons, TriStar, 1989
  • Lieutenant McCoy, One Man Force, Shapiro-Glickenhaus, 1989
  • The president, Martians Go Home!, Taurus, 1990
  • Vilos Cohaagen, Total Recall, TriStar, 1990
  • Dr. Stephan Carter, Scissors, Paramount, 1991
  • Tom Kimball, Captain America, TriStar, 1992
  • Narrator, Undercover Cop(also known as Undercover Cop: The Murder of Sgt. George Aguilar), American International Pictures Home Video, 1994
  • Psalms from the Underground(short film), Humble Journey Films, 1996
  • President Jack Neil, Murder at 1600, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Justice William Webb, Puraido: Unmei no toki(also known as Pride), Tokyo Film Productions, 1998
  • School principal Larry Struble, Frog and Wombat, Showcase Entertainment, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Executive, Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Hadley, Forces of Nature, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Dave Reed, Losing Grace, Alpha Film Group, 2001
  • Doc Mimms, American Outlaws(also known as Jesse James), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Film Work
  • Producer (with Robert Rosen), Courage(also known as Raw Courage), New World Pictures, 1984
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • George Apple, Apple's Way, CBS, 1974-75
  • George Winger, Spencer, NBC, 1984-85
  • Dr. John Gideon, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987-88
  • Chief of police Roger Kendrick, Cop Rock, ABC, 1990
  • George Cook, Second Chances, CBS, 1993-94
  • James Lee Delacroy, Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994-95
  • Voices of Senator Scott McMillan and Billy Kincaid, Spawn(also known as Todd McFarlane's Spawn; animated), HBO, 1997-99
  • Voice of Doc, Invasion America(animated), The WB, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • William Rieker, Favorite Son(also known as Target: Favorite Son), NBC, 1988
  • Lee Atwood, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • John Ramsey, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, CBS, 2000
  • Movies
  • Everett Hutchneker, The Connection, ABC, 1973
  • David Harrod, A Case of Rape, NBC, 1974
  • Sergeant Finis Brown, Who Is the Black Dahlia?, NBC, 1975
  • Dr. Paul Hanley, Corey: For the People, NBC, 1977
  • Dr. Teague Summer, The Girl Called Hatter Fox(also known as Lost Legacy), CBS, 1977
  • Cal MacCracken, Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II, CBS, 1978
  • Jim Clark, Transplant, CBS, 1979
  • Major Frank Perrin, When Hell Was in Session, NBC, 1979
  • Bernard Coy, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story(also known as Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes), NBC, 1980
  • Kurt Evans, The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog(also known as Kavik, the Wolf Dog), NBC, 1980
  • Mike Sylvester, Fugitive Family, CBS, 1980
  • Sid Pachanski, The Last Song, CBS, 1980
  • Frank Dawson, Fallen Angel, CBS, 1981
  • Ted Hahn, Two of a Kind, CBS, 1982
  • Coach Larry Snyder, The Jesse Owens Story, syndicated, 1984
  • Dan Leone, Reckless Disregard, Showtime, 1985
  • Bob Swenson, The Abduction of Kari Swenson, NBC, 1987
  • Dr. Kenderly, Baby Girl Scott, CBS, 1987
  • Benjamin "Ben" Grogan, In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders(also known as Bloody Friday and The F.B.I. Murders), NBC, 1988
  • George Baker, Scandal in a Small Town(also known as The Education of Leda Beth Vincent), NBC, 1988
  • Charlie Ward, The Comeback, CBS, 1989
  • Matthew Farrell, When We Were Young(also known as That Magic Moment), NBC, 1989
  • Past Midnight, USA Network, 1992
  • Max Parrish, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride(also known as Perry Mason: The Case of the Bad Blood Wedding), NBC, 1992
  • McLaughlin, With Murder in Mind(also known as With Savage Intent), CBS, 1992
  • Grant, A Part of the Family, Lifetime, 1994
  • Coach Scarpelli, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault(also known as Angel of Harlem and Rebound), HBO, 1996
  • Mike Davis, Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story(also known as TheJim Valvano Story), CBS, 1996
  • Warren Carlson (Karen's father), Childhood Sweethearts?, CBS,1997
  • Benjamin Cromwell, Y2K, NBC, 1999
  • Harlan Gotch, Secret of Giving, CBS, 1999
  • Mick, Love Lessons, CBS, 2000
  • Specials
  • Jerry Rubin, Chicago 7 Trial, BBC, 1970
  • Signalman, "Pueblo," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1973
  • Editor Webb, Our Town, NBC, 1977
  • Tracy Gibbs, One Last Ride,1980
  • Jim Casio, "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1987
  • Walt Karlson, "Roughhouse" (also known as "House and Home"), CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988
  • Twin Peaks and Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1990
  • Episodic
  • "The Manhattan Beat," Madigan, NBC, 1972
  • Lucas, "New Man," Bonanza, NBC, 1972
  • "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS,1975
  • Buck Nolan, "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976
  • The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, NBC, 1977
  • "Devil Pack," Tales of the Unexpected, NBC, 1977
  • Tom Elgin, "Reunion/Anniversary," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • The Last Resort, CBS, 1980
  • "Siege of 31 August," Darkroom, ABC, 1981
  • Franklin Reed, "Where's Poppa?," Family Ties, NBC, 1985
  • Mayor Powers, "Death Stalks the Big Top" (parts one and two), Murder,She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Sam Medwick, "Road Hog," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1986
  • "The Expert," Short Stories, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • "His Honor's Offer," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992
  • Captain Edward Jellico, "Chain of Command" (parts one and two), Star Trek: The Next Generation(also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1992
  • Mason Paine, "Bourbon Cowboy," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • "The Last M.I.A.," Time Trax, syndicated, 1994
  • Dr. Harding, "The Pressure to Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • Admiral Harrigan, Early Edition, CBS, 1998
  • District attorney Scott Colby, "Passing Go," The Practice, ABC, 1998
  • Senator Kinsey, "Politics," Stargate SG-1, Showtime, 1998
  • District attorney Scott Colby, "Split Decisions," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lester Glade, "Deja Vu," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1999
  • Also contributed a voice characterization to Men in Black: The Series(also known as MiB; animated), The WB.
  • Pilots
  • Al Moore, Rx for the Defense, ABC, 1973
  • Roper, Hernandez, Houston P.D., NBC, 1973
  • George McNamara, Having Babies(also known as Giving Birth),ABC, 1976
  • Doug Fitzpatrick, First Time, Second Time, CBS, 1980
  • Stage Appearances
  • Bruz, King KoKo, Portales, NM, 1951
  • Jesse James, Indians, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Miles, The Happiness Cage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Major Tours
  • Toured as Johnny Buccannon, Summer and Smoke, various venues, including the Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Screenplays
  • (With Mary Cox) Courage(also known as Raw Courage), New World Pictures, 1984
  • Composer
  • Writes music for the group the Song Farmers.

Further Reference


    • Starlog, August, 1990 , pp. 53-56, 64.

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