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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 February 1965Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameRonald Jason Eldard
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Former golden gloves boxer Ron Eldard has found success on stage, television and in feature films. Fans of the NBC medical drama ER (1994) will remember Eldard for playing a paramedic and love interest for nurse Julianna Margulies on the show's second season. The New York native graduated from the city's prestigious High School of the Performing Arts after studying drama and made his feature film debut in Nancy Savoca's True Love (1989). Eldard's subsequent major film roles include that of an inner city youth coping with the consequences of a practical joke gone horribly awry in Barry Levinson's Sleepers (1996). On stage, Eldard made a name for himself appearing in the off-Broadway productions of "AveNu Boys" and "Servy 'n' Bernice 4Ever" and, in his one man show, "Standing Eight Count". His Broadway credits include Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" and "On the Waterfront". On television, Eldard starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Men Behaving Badly (1996) and in Bakersfield P.D. (1993). Eldard has also appeared in several made-for-television movies, including Showtime's Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) and HBO's When Trumpets Fade (1998).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (17)

Former Golden Glove boxer.
Graduated from drama at the New York High School for the Performing Arts.
His mother passed away when he was young and he along with his six siblings were sent to live with various relatives.
Is the second youngest of seven children. He has two older brothers, Raymond and Roger and four older sisters, Lana, Laurie, Linda and Lisa.
Was able to bench press 312 in High School.
In November of 1999, elected one of 25 performers of "Stars of the New Millenium" by members of the Talkin' Broadway All That Chat forum.
Named one of the top 10 performers in 1999 by Entertainment Weekly.
Was the original voice of the Caller in Phone Booth (2002), but was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland in re-shoots.
Friends with actor David Duchovny.
Understudied Matthew Broderick in the Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues" in 1986 and was unceremoniously fired by playwright Neil Simon during an understudy rehearsal just days before he was to take over the part.
In 1988, he represented Gleason's Gym as a light heavyweight in the Golden Gloves Competition at Madison Square Garden, advancing to the finals and losing to Floyd Patterson's adopted son.
Starring in John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" on Broadway, as a priest accused of sexually harassing a young student. [2006]
Was seen as Biff in Broadway's Death of a Salesman. [1999]
Was in a relationship with actress Julianna Margulies from 1991 until 2003. The two starred alongside each other on the hit NBC show ER (1994) as well as in the 2002 cult favorite, Ghost Ship (2002).
Was romantically linked to actress Amy Rice in the mid-2000s.
Resides in New York.
Never married or had children.

Personal Quotes (3)

(About auditioning for Fame and Fortune) "You have to think you'll be one of the ones who makes it." (From Education Weekly, January 26, 1983--when he was a student of drama at the New York High School for the Performing Arts.)
"I can play really terrible human beings, and I seem to have a quality that people can, if not necessarily forgive me those sins, at least cut me some slack." (US, April 1997)
"I feel blessed that I am able to play really dark guys in a business where they usually want you to play the same character over and over. Poor Michael Rapaport will being playing white homeboys till the day he dies. That's not the kind of career I want." (Calgary Sun, January 4, 2004)

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