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Ron Karabatsos (1933–2012)

Ron Karabatsos was born on April 22, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Flashdance (1983), Get Shorty (1995) and The Cotton Club (1984). He died on April 17, 2012 in Beaumont, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2004 Surviving Christmas
Deli Man
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Hector Marcante
- Blown Away (2003) ... Hector Marcante
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
Dimitrius
- The Problem with Corruption (2001) ... Dimitrius
 2000 The Crew
Fat Pauly
 2000 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Limo Driver / Cabbie #2
- Roadtrip: Part 1 (2000) ... Limo Driver
- Family Business (2000) ... Cabbie #2
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Barney Kraft
- The Coin of Destiny (1998) ... Barney Kraft
 1997 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Doc
- Pirates of Palm Beach (1997) ... Doc
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Mr. Gobano
- Chester Nut (1997) ... Mr. Gobano
 1997 Life with Roger (TV Series)
Norman, the Doorman
- The Landlady (1997) ... Norman, the Doorman
 1996 Baby Face Nelson
Big Frankie
 1996 The Home Court (TV Series)
Uncle Frank
- The Importance of Being Ernie (1996) ... Uncle Frank
 1995 Get Shorty
Momo
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Cliff
- Shawn Takes a New Stand (1995) ... Cliff
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Anthony Pellicanto
- Genevieve and Fat Boy (1994) ... Anthony Pellicanto
 1993 Jailbait (Video)
Kelso
 1993 Down the Shore (TV Series)
Fat Frank
- Hazel's of Belmar (1993) ... Fat Frank
 1992 Step by Step (TV Series)
Delivery Man
- Boys Will Be Boys (1992) ... Delivery Man
 1992 Rachel Gunn, R.N. (TV Series)
Plumber
- A Kept Woman (1992) ... Plumber
 1986-1992 Matlock (TV Series)
Dominic Vincent / Dave Christopher / Vern Trudell
- Mr. Awesome (1992) ... Vern Trudell
- The Thief: Part 2 (1989) ... Dominic Vincent
- The Thief: Part 1 (1989) ... Dominic Vincent
- The Don: Part 2 (1986) ... Dave Christopher
- The Don: Part 1 (1986) ... Dave Christopher
 1991 Dead in the Water (TV Movie)
Mike Welch
 1991 Where Sleeping Dogs Lie
Stan Reeb
 1991 29th Street
Philly the Nap
 1991 Rich Girl
Rocco
 1987-1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Ray / J.Z.
- We'll Meet Again (1991) ... Ray
- Love for Sale (1987) ... J.Z.
 1984-1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Mr. Monks / Lucky Lacy / Brian Carmichael
- Ex Marks the Spot (1991) ... Mr. Monks
- Death Machine (1986) ... Lucky Lacy
- Hard Contract (1984) ... Brian Carmichael
 1991 Coach (TV Series)
Club Manager
- Hurley-Burleigh (1991) ... Club Manager
 1990 Hollywood Heartbreak
L.R. Sharkey
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
 1990 Dream On (TV Series)
Deli Man
- Trojan War (1990) ... Deli Man
 1990 Normal Life (TV Series)
Sgt. Baker
- Prom? (1990) ... Sgt. Baker
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
Stavros
- Sex, Lies and Cable TV (1990) ... Stavros
 1990 The Rock (TV Series)
Lou
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
Arky
 1989 Wedding Band
Bruno Kavoles
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Ron
- It's Somebody's Birthday (1989) ... Ron
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Pete Gerakaris
- Truck Stop (1989) ... Pete Gerakaris
 1988 Newhart (TV Series)
Cal Fuller
- Courtin' Disaster (1988) ... Cal Fuller
 1987 Private Eye (TV Movie)
Rollo Augustine
 1987 Cold Steel
Fishman
 1987 Once a Hero (TV Series)
Mr. Avalon
- Pilot (1987) ... Mr. Avalon
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
 1987 Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (TV Movie)
Aldo
 1986 Our House (TV Series)
 1986 Brothers (TV Series)
Snood Parker
- Brothers Three (1986) ... Snood Parker
 1985 Brotherly Love (TV Movie)
Anthony Scarnato
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Warden Baxter
- Violation (1985) ... Warden Baxter
 1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Harvey
- Blue Collar Drummond (1985) ... Harvey
 1985 Family Ties (TV Series)
Bud Carlson
- Birth of a Keaton: Part 2 (1985) ... Bud Carlson
- Birth of a Keaton: Part 1 (1985) ... Bud Carlson
 1985 Joanna (TV Movie)
Elvis Valentine
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Hector Lupa
- Fuched Again (1984) ... Hector Lupa
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Barney
- Double Your Pleasure (1984) ... Barney
 1983 Missing Pieces (TV Movie)
Claude Papazian
 1983 Legs (TV Movie)
Mr. Rizzo
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Tony Buono (Hoffa lieutenant)
 1982 Hear No Evil (TV Movie)
Lt. Lew Healy
 1982 Cheers (TV Series)
Ed Kellner
 1981 Prince of the City
Dave DeBennedeto
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Karabatsos had an interesting career. He was a professional wrestler in the 1950s known as "The Golden Greek," a foreman at a General Motors plant, and, for 24 years, a cop with the Union City police department before turning to acting.

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