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Overview (3)

Born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameRonald Robert Harper
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania--a small town just east of Pittsburgh--Ron Harper became valedictorian of his senior class and won an academic scholarship to Princeton University, where he supplemented his academic studies by appearing in a number of plays and musical comedies. He earned a fellowship to study law at Harvard but the "acting bug" lured him instead to New York, where he studied with 'Lee Strasberg'. Next came a stint in the US Navy (mostly spent in Panama), followed by a return to New York. After several disappointments he earned a job as Paul Newman's understudy in "Sweet Bird of Youth". Hollywood soon beckoned and Harper appeared in a succession of TV series: 87th Precinct (1961), The Jean Arthur Show (1966), Wendy and Me (1964), Garrison's Gorillas (1967) and Planet of the Apes (1974).

Following "Apes" he had roles in several soap-operas and guest-starred on various TV shows. He now lives in California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Spouse (1)

Sally Stark (1 June 1974 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Co-starred in two television series in the 1970s where he travels through time: in Land of the Lost (1974) he goes back in time and in Planet of the Apes (1974) he goes forward in time.
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "I Talked with a Zombie" (McFarland & Co., 2008).
Was offered a cameo in the movie Land of the Lost (2009), but turned it down because he didn't like the script.

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