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Ronny Cox is a superbly talented actor, singer-songwriter and musician who has been consistently active in Hollywood for over 40 years portraying a diverse range of characters. Born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Cox received positive reviews in his first film role for his portrayal of ill-fated businessman Drew Ballinger in the terrifying backwoods ... See full bio »

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 2015 Married (TV Series)
- The Waiter (2015) ... Richard
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Catalast Executive / Kane
- Omega Station (2015) ... Catalast Executive
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... Kane (uncredited)
 2015 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Tooter Daniels
- Codename: Jennifer (2015) ... Tooter Daniels
 2014 Beyond the Reach
Sheriff Robb
 2013 Age of Dinosaurs
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Peter McSweeten
- The D.B. Cooper Job (2012) ... Peter McSweeten
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Mike Walsh
- Cohen and Donovan (2011) ... Mike Walsh
 2011 Dexter (TV Series)
Walter Kenney
 2011 Truth Be Told (TV Movie)
Alexander Bishop
 2010 Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement (Short)
The Captain
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Daniel Patterson '08
- Slipping (2008) ... Daniel Patterson '08
 2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... John
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... John
 2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Senator Joe Peck
- The Price You Pay (2006) ... Senator Joe Peck
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Mr. Hammond
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. McManus
- Design (2005) ... Dr. McManus
 2004 Angel in the Family (TV Movie)
 2004 Killzone (Video Game)
General Stuart Adams (voice)
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
Claire's Father
- Chapter Sixty-Six (2003) ... Claire's Father
 2002 Point of Origin (TV Movie)
Chief Gray
 2002 Crazy as Hell
 2001 Losing Grace
Dave Reed
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
- Separation (2001) ... Jeffries
 2000 Love Lessons (TV Movie)
Mick Andrews
 1998-2000 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
- Lizard Season (2000)
- Cat and Mouse (1998) ... Dale (voice)
 1999 Freespace 2 (Video Game)
Adm. Aken Bosch (voice)
 1999 Secret of Giving (TV Movie)
Harlan Gotch
 1999 Y2K (TV Movie)
Benjamin Cromwell
 1999 Deep Blue Sea
Executive - Franklin's Boss (uncredited)
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Lester Glade
- Déjà Vu (1999) ... Lt. Col. Lester Glade
 1998-1999 The Practice (TV Series)
D.A. Scott
- Passing Go (1998) ... D.A. Scott
 1998 Frog and Wombat
Principal Larry Struble
 1998 Early Edition (TV Series)
Admiral Edward Harrigan
- Lt. Hobson, U.S.N. (1998) ... Admiral Edward Harrigan
 1998 Puraido: Unmei no toki
Chief Justice Sir William Webb
 1998 Invasion America (TV Series)
- Rendezvous (1998) ... Doc (voice)
- Dark Side (1998) ... Doc (voice)
- Countdown (1998) ... Doc (voice)
- Charade (1998) ... Doc (voice)
- Allies (1998) ... Doc (voice)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Lee Atwood
- Apollo One (1998) ... Lee Atwood
 1997 Men in Black: The Series (TV Series)
- The Symbiote Syndrome (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 Pants on Fire (Short)
Mr. Rankin
 1997 Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Movie)
Warren Carlson
 1996 Desert Breeze (TV Movie)
 1996 Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (TV Movie)
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Dr. Nathan Harding
- The Pressure to Murder (1996) ... Dr. Nathan Harding
 1994 A Part of the Family (TV Movie)
 1994 Time Trax (TV Series)
Everett Rankin
- The Last M.I.A. (1994) ... Everett Rankin
 1993 The Untouchables (TV Series)
General Carson
- The General (1993) ... General Carson
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mason Paine
- Bourbon Cowboy (1993) ... Mason Paine
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie)
Max Parrish
 1992 With Murder in Mind (TV Movie)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Campbell
- His Honor's Offer (1992) ... Judge Campbell
 1991 Scissors
Dr. Stephan Carter
 1990 Loose Cannons
 1989 Martians Go Home
The President
 1989 One Man Force
 1989 The Comeback (TV Movie)
Charlie Ward
 1988 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (TV Movie)
Agent Ben Grogan
 1988 Favorite Son (TV Mini-Series)
Admiral William Rieker
- Part One (1988) ... Admiral William Rieker
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Walt Karlson
- Roughhouse (1988) ... Walt Karlson
 1988 Scandal in a Small Town (TV Movie)
George Baker
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Gen. Balentine (segment "The Unknown Soldier") (uncredited)
 1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jim Casio
- Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story (1987) ... Jim Casio
 1987 Baby Girl Scott (TV Movie)
Doctor Kenderly
 1987 Steele Justice
 1987 The Abduction of Kari Swenson (TV Movie)
Bob Swenson
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sam Medwick
- Road Hog (1986) ... Sam Medwick
 1986 Reckless Disregard (TV Movie)
Dan Leone
 1986 Hollywood Vice Squad
Captain Jensen
 1986 Family Ties (TV Series)
Franklin Reed
 1985 Tangiers
Bob Steele
 1985 Vision Quest
Louden's Dad
 1984 Courage
Pete Canfield
 1982 Two of a Kind (TV Movie)
Ted Hahn
 1982 Some Kind of Hero
Colonel Powers
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
Neil, The Farmer
- Siege of 31 August (1981) ... Neil, The Farmer
 1981/I Taps
Colonel Kerby
 1981 Fallen Angel (TV Movie)
Frank Dawson
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Bernard Coy
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)
Sid Pachanski
 1980 Fugitive Family (TV Movie)
Mike Sylvester
 1980 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Tracy Gibbs
- One Last Ride - Part 5 (1980) ... Tracy Gibbs
- One Last Ride - Part 4 (1980) ... Tracy Gibbs
- One Last Ride - Part 3 (1980) ... Tracy Gibbs
- One Last Ride - Part 2 (1980) ... Tracy Gibbs
- One Last Ride - Part 1 (1980) ... Tracy Gibbs
 1980 The Last Resort (TV Series)
- Father's Day (1980)
 1980 The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (TV Movie)
Kurt Evans
 1979 When Hell Was in Session (TV Movie)
Maj. Frank Perrin
 1979 The Onion Field
Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks
 1979 Transplant (TV Movie)
Jim Clark
 1978 Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (TV Movie)
Cal MacCracken
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Tom Elgin
- Reunion/Anniversary (1978) ... Tom Elgin
 1978 Gray Lady Down
Cmdr. David Samuelson
 1977 The Girl Called Hatter Fox (TV Movie)
Dr. Teague Summer
 1977 Corey: For the People (TV Movie)
Dr. Paul Hanley
 1977 Our Town (TV Movie)
Mr. Webb
 1977 The Car
 1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
- Unwelcome Neighbor (1977) ... Cartman
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Jerry Colby
- Devil Pack (1977) ... Jerry Colby
 1976 Having Babies (TV Movie)
George McNamara
 1976 Insight (TV Series)
- The Picture in Sobel's Window (1976) ... Ulrich
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Buck Nolan
 1975 Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Movie)
Sgt. Finis Brown
 1974 A Case of Rape (TV Movie)
David Harrod
 1973 Rx for the Defense (TV Movie)
Al Moore
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
Everett Hutchneker
 1973 Hernandez (TV Movie)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
- New Man (1972) ... Lucas
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
Norman Fields
- The Manhattan Beat (1972) ... Norman Fields
 1972 Deliverance
 1972 The Mind Snatchers (TV Movie)
Sergeant Boford Miles
 1972 Look Homeward, Angel (TV Movie)
Jake Clatt
 1970 The Chicago Conspiracy Trial (TV Movie)
Jerry Rubin
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(June 2 to July 3, 1966) He acted in Joan Littlewood and Charles Chilton's musical, "Oh What a Lovely War," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Pierrots, Jane Alexander, Alexandra Berlin, Sue Driesen, April Shawhan, Conrad Bromberg, David Congdon, Ted D'Arms, Dana Elcar, Robert Foxworth, James Kenny, Robert ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Daniel Ronald Cox | Ronny & Mary


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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"The fun for me is still acting, though I like doing everything. I'm not really interested in being a superstar. I have a really wonderful, secure private life. The thing about becoming a 'star' is that you get offered the really good roles and that's what I want. I found out a long time ago that the hardest thing about playing Hamlet is being asked to do it. Luckily for me, now, I'm being asked.... See more »


Remembered best as the moral-minded and ill-fated Drew Ballinger who instigates the legendary "Dueling Banjos" sequence with a mountain boy in Deliverance (1972), Cox is a real-life singer-songwriter and guitarist as well as master storyteller. He and his band do about 80 shows a year at folk festivals, small theatres and other folk venues. See more »


Frequently plays antagonistic military or government officials who have many disagreements with the protagonist See more »

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