Ron Silver Biography (1946-)

Born July 2, 1946, in New York, NY; son of Irving Roy (in clothing sales) andMay (a teacher; maiden name, Zimelman) Silver; married Lynne Miller, December 24, 1975 (divorced, 1997); children: Adam, Alexandra. Addresses: Agent: Sam Cohn, International Creative Management, 40 West 57th St., New York,NY 10019-4098.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
July 2, 1946
New York, New York

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Kaspar and Public Insult (double-bill), CityCenter Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Pepe Hernandez, El Grande de Coca-Cola, Mercer Arts Center, 1972 then Los Angeles, 1975
  • Lotta, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1973
  • More Than You Deserve, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1973
  • The Emperor of Late Night Radio, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1974
  • Ralphie, Awake and Sing, Hollywood, CA, 1976
  • Lanx, Angel City, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977
  • Guy, In the Boom Boom Room, Long Beach Shakespeare Festival, LongBeach, CA, 1979
  • Charlie, Gorilla, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1983
  • Mel, Friends, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1983-1984
  • (Broadway debut) Mickey, Hurly Burly, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1984-1985
  • Social Security, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1986
  • He, Hunting Cockroaches, Manhattan Theatre Club, then City CenterTheatre, 1987
  • Charlie Fox, Speed-the-Plow, Lincoln Center Theatre, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • The Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City,1990
  • Broken Glass, 1994
  • Bill Graham Presents (solo show), Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • Dr. Manuel Labor, Tunnel Vision, Worldwide, 1976
  • Vlada Kostov, Semi-Tough, United Artists, 1977
  • Tendre poulet, 1977
  • Dr. Tom Halman, Silent Rage, Columbia, 1982
  • Larry Weisman, Best Friends, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Dr. Phil Schneidermann, The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Ted Caruso, Lovesick, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Paul Stone, Silkwood, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Romancing the Stone, 1984
  • Eddie Bergson, The Goodbye People, Embassy, 1984
  • Gilbert Rolfe, Garbo Talks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Gary Frantz, Oh, God! You Devil, 1984
  • Mickey McSorely, Eat and Run, New World, 1986
  • Herman, Enemies: A Love Story, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Eugene Hunt, Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Alan M. Dershowitz, Reversal of Fortune, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Leo Rothenberg, Married to It, 1991
  • Frank Traveres, Live Wire, New Line Cinema, 1992
  • Larry Meyerson, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • Senator Aaron McComb, Timecop, Universal, 1994
  • Colonel Baron, Deadly Outbreak (also known as Deadly Takeover), Live Entertainment, 1995
  • Second Los Angeles director, Girl 6, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1996
  • Phil Gordian and Mexican guard, The Arrival (also known as Shockwave), Orion, 1996
  • Himself, Who Is Henry Jaglom? (documentary), First Run Features, 1996
  • Peter Crane, Skeletons, Skeleton Productions, 1996
  • Dupont, Danger Zone, Nu Image, 1996
  • Tully Windsor, The White Raven, Astra Cinema/New City Releasing, 1998
  • Simon Herzel, Black and White, New City Releasing, 1998
  • Exposure, 2 Match/Mainline Releasing, 2000
  • Margate, Cutaway, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Angelo Dundee, Ali, Columbia, 2001
  • Rick Yorkin, Festival in Cannes, Revere Entertainment/Rainbow FilmCo., 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Mac Davis Show, NBC, 1976
  • Gary Levy, Rhoda, CBS, 1976-1978
  • Sergeant Schwartz, Dear Detective, CBS, 1979
  • Brad Gabriel, The Stockard Channing Show, CBS, 1980
  • Officer Mike Locasale, Baker's Dozen, CBS, 1982
  • David Sternberg, Wiseguy, CBS, 1988-1989
  • Tommy Wilmette, a recurring role, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996-1997
  • Alec Bilson, Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998-1999
  • Movies
  • Dr. Collins, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective, NBC, 1976
  • Larry Cook, Murder at the Mardi Gras, CBS, 1978
  • Bob Cohen, Betrayal, NBC, 1978
  • David Lerner, Word of Honor, CBS, 1981
  • Dr. Jeff Tomlinson, Trapped in Silence, CBS, 1986
  • Jordan Ford, Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files (also known asForgotten Prisoners), TNT, 1990
  • Asa Kaufman, Fellow Traveller, HBO, 1990
  • Doug Kaines, Blind Side, HBO, 1993
  • Terman, Lifepod, Fox, 1993
  • Ron, Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (also known as Almost Golden), Lifetime, 1995
  • Henry Kissinger, Kissinger and Nixon, TNT, 1995
  • Valentine, Shadow Zone: The Undead Express, Showtime, 1996
  • Guy Girard, The Beneficiary, HBO, 1997
  • Mitch Bloom, Rhapsody in Bloom, Starz!, 1998
  • Tom Lenahan, In the Company of Spies, HBO, 1999
  • Bert, Switched at Birth (also known as Mistaken Identity and Two Babies: Switched at Birth), NBC, 1999
  • Bobby Riggs, When Billy Beat Bobby, ABC, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Thaddeus Cohen, Kane and Abel, CBS, 1985
  • Ron Levin, The Billionaire Boys Club, NBC, 1987
  • Arthur, A Woman of Independent Means, NBC, 1995
  • Voice, New York: A Documentary Film, PBS, 1999
  • Bob Shapiro, American Tragedy, CBS, 2000
  • Specials
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1988
  • The Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • Flix Special Edition (interview compilation), MTV, 1990
  • American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia, PBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Art, "Secrets for Sale," McMillan and Wife, 1975
  • Ted Haller, "The Italian Bird Fiasco," The Rockford Files, 1976
  • Sam Weiser, "Life in the Minors," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983
  • Sam Weiser, "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983
  • "Drive, She Said," Trying Times, PBS, 1987
  • Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1988
  • Attorney John Mockler, "Killing Time," The Practice, ABC, 2001
  • Bruno Gianelli, "Manchester: Parts 1 & 2," The West Wing, NBC,2001
  • Bruno Gianelli, "Ways and Means," The West Wing, NBC, 2001
  • Bruno Gianelli, "Gone Quiet," The West Wing, NBC, 2001
  • Bruno Gianelli, "The Indians in the Lobby," The West Wing, NBC, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 40th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The 42nd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1988
  • The 44th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991
  • The 46th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Other
  • Sergeant Schwartz, Dear Detective (pilot), CBS, 1979
  • Max Greenwald, Das Rattennest (also known as A Father's Revenge and The Rescue), 1988
  • Big Time, 1989
  • Tom Ainsworth, Love Is Strange, Lifetime, 1998
  • Herb Soric, Ratz, Showtime, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Executive producer, The Good Policeman, 1991
  • Director, Lifepod (movie), Fox, 1993
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life, 1992
  • American Pastoral, Dove Audio, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • New York Times, October 14, 1991, pp. B1-B2
    • People Weekly, May 7, 1990, pp. 73-75

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