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Overview (1)

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ron Dean is a character actor with over thirty years of film and television roles to his credit. This multi-talented actor, with a "tough guy" demeanor, has masterfully played nasty villains to hard, authoritative individuals (often as cops and military officials). Ron Dean has played in several notable films with many of Hollywood's biggest names in the business. Roles include notable '90s films The Fugitive (1993) starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and next in The Client (1994), again starring Tommy Lee Jones. Television roles include an episode on Murder, She Wrote (1984), Frasier (1993), ER (1994), Chicago Hope (1994), NYPD Blue (1993), The West Wing (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Without a Trace (2002), Numb3rs (2005), Cold Case (2003) and Still Standing (2002). Most notably during the latter part of the 2000s, Ron Dean appeared in The Dark Knight (2008).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Westernado

Trade Mark (1)

Short haired, tough talking character actor who works almost exclusively in the Chicago area.

Trivia (4)

Has appeared in most films by director Andrew Davis
He was nominated for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Supple in Combat" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Was considered for the role of George Ward in The Fighter (2010).
Is undeniably all Casting Directors first thought when they need a "Chicago" type role or Cop role filled. His second job according to IMDB was in a TV Show that was short lived. It was set in Chicago! Since he "has" a Chicago accent it would be the first thought for any casting agent. He has been typecast ever since. Also he has played a Chicago Cop more than any other actor not in a regular reoccurring role. This includes his fourth role and most best known in Risky Business starring Tom Cruise. (1983) Other notable Cop roles in the best known "The Fugitive with Harrison Ford And Tommy Lee Jones, The Package With Jones again and Gene Hackman, an episode of the popular T.J. Hooker with William Shatner, Also a series regular on Crime Story with "the other Chicago type" Dennis Farina who himself is a real Chicago Cop (retired). Other notable cop roles came in the, TV Movie and Series Angel Street, A retired Chicago cop in TV Series Early Edition, Another TV Series Special Unit , plus are other roles too numerous to mention. All in all he has played a Chicago Cop in 5 contiguous Decades. (1979-2012 as of 4/2016) Of curiosity, while Dennis Farina did play a Cop in, 'Law and Order SVU' in New York, oddly in Dean's visit to the New York Cop show, "NYPD Blue". He did not play a cop in his reoccurring role!.

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