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Ron Masak


Trained in the Classics at CCC in Chicago, Ron has proven himself equally at home on stage or screen with Shakespeare or Slapstick. Professionally he has played everything from Stanley in "Streetcar Named Desire" to Sakini in "Teahouse of the August Moon". From Will Stockdale in "No Time For Sergeants" to Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar". More proof... See full bio »

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 2014 My Trip Back to the Dark Side
Mr. James Griffin
 2012 Lose Yourself (Video)
Mr. Griffin
 2011 My Trip to the Dark Side (Video)
Mr. James Griffin
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Gus Medica
- Pin Up Girl (2008) ... Gus Medica
 2006 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series)
Marty
- Family Business (2006) ... Marty (voice)
 2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault (Video Game)
Vetaran Holt (voice)
 2002 The Stoneman
Detective Lt. J.D. Hill
 2000 The Thundering 8th
Spike Sills
 1998 No Code of Conduct
Julian Disanto
 1998 Columbo (TV Series)
Eddie Fenelle
- Ashes to Ashes (1998) ... Eddie Fenelle (as Ron Másak)
 1997 Snowden on Ice (TV Movie) (voice)
 1997 When Time Expires (TV Movie)
TV Evangelist, Thermot's Interface
 1996 Adventures of Nicholas at Roaring Camp (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1985-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sheriff Mort Metzger / Marty Giles / Lt. Meyer
- Race to Death (1996) ... Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
- Evidence of Malice (1996) ... Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
- Murder in Tempo (1996) ... Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
- Home Care (1995) ... Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
 1995 Cops n Roberts
Vince Palermo
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Ron Smeckles
- Ads Are Us (1991) ... Ron Smeckles
 1989 Listen to Me
Monica's Father
 1986-1988 Webster (TV Series)
Woody
- The Painting (1988) ... Woody
- The Strike (1987) ... Woody
- Katherine the Brave (1987) ... Woody
- The Derby (1986) ... Woody
 1988 She's the Sheriff (TV Series)
The Governor
- New Year's Eve (1988) ... The Governor
 1988 Superman (TV Series)
- Wildsharkk/To Play or Not to Play (1988) ... (voice)
 1987 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
Sergeant McCall
- Rain, Rain, Go Away (1987) ... Sergeant McCall
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Lieutenant Paul
 1987 Starman (TV Series)
Henry Bridges
- Dusty (1987) ... Henry Bridges
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Harry Cranston
- Forged Steele (1985) ... Harry Cranston
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Doug Eberhart
- The Trial (1985) ... Doug Eberhart
 1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Ray Harris
- Sam's New Pal (1985) ... Ray Harris
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Rudy
- Mr. Fix-It (1984) ... Rudy
 1984 Jennifer Slept Here (TV Series)
Maloney
- Take, Jennifer Please (1984) ... Maloney
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Sleeper (1984)
 1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Johnny Tupeio
- Debt of Honor (1984) ... Johnny Tupeio
 1984 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
Capt. Brolley
- Lost and Foundering (1984) ... Capt. Brolley
 1976-1984 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Claude, 'The Clown'
- Little Boy Lost (1984)
- The Clown (1976) ... Claude, 'The Clown'
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Yankee Announcer Mel Allen (uncredited)
 1982 Meatballs and Spaghetti (TV Series)
Meatballs (1982) (voice)
 1982 The Neighborhood (TV Movie)
Nick Riccardo
 1982 The Kid from Nowhere (TV Movie)
Olympics Announcer
 1981 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Sgt.Bender
- Undercover Judy (1981) ... Sgt.Bender
 1981 Jessica Novak (TV Series)
Sgt. Galvin
- Closeup News (1981) ... Sgt. Galvin
 1979-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dick Wilcox - Talk Show Host / Ed Shannon
- Sugar and Spice (1981) ... Dick Wilcox - Talk Show Host (as Ron Másak)
- The Death Challenge (1979) ... Ed Shannon
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
J.J. Stein
- Skin Deep (1981) ... J.J. Stein (as Ron Másak)
 1980 Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (TV Movie)
Dimaggio
 1980 The Aliens Are Coming (TV Movie)
Harve Nelson
 1979 Wally Brown (TV Series)
Warren Burdett
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
Chuck Murray
- Friday's Child (1979) ... Chuck Murray
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Fred
- Express to Terror (1979) ... Fred
 1979 Pleasure Cove (TV Movie)
Joe
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Duane
- Skateboard Wiz (1978) ... Duane
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
Herbie Maddox
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie) (voice)
 1978 No Margin for Error (TV Movie)
Onorato
 1975-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Chuck Onorato / Gino Panelli / Officer Jerry Toppazini / ...
- No Margin for Error (1978) ... Chuck Onorato
- End of the Line (1977) ... Gino Panelli
- Monster Manor (1976) ... Officer Jerry Toppazini
- Vice: 24 Hours (1975) ... Det. Vukouich
- Little Boy Lost (1975) ... Elgort
 1978 Laserblast
Sheriff
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
J.W.
- The Eyes of Texas (1978) ... J.W.
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Virgil Cheski
- Forced Retirement (1977) ... Virgil Cheski
 1977 The Banana Company (TV Movie)
Muldoon
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Arnold
- Welcome Home, Vince (1977) ... Arnold
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
Fred Ruggiero
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Albert Woods
- Fraternity of Thieves (1976) ... Albert Woods
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Maynard Lambert
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Buck
- Good Neighbor Maxine (1976) ... Buck
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Movie)
Sam Bacon
 1975 The Man from Clover Grove
Claude Raintree
 1975 Lucky Lady (voice)
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Officer Shriker
- Horse Thief (1975) ... Officer Shriker
 1975 The Law (TV Mini-Series)
Matt Lee
- Prior Consent (1975) ... Matt Lee
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Pincus
- Sidewinder (1975) ... Pincus
 1974 Land of the Lost (TV Series)
Beauregard Jackson
- Hurricane (1974) ... Beauregard Jackson
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Bob
- Camera Bug (1974) ... Bob
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Sloane
- J.J. Is Arrested: Part 2 (1974) ... Sloane
 1974 Insight (TV Series)
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Posniak (segment "Love and the Odd Couples") / Patrolman (segment "Love and the Love Nest") / Charlie Burrows (segment "Love and the King")
- Love and the Big Top/Love and the Locksmith/Love and the Odd Couples/Love and the Unwedding (1973) ... Mr. Posniak (segment "Love and the Odd Couples")
- Love and the Banned Book/Love and the First-Nighters/Love and the King (1970) ... Charlie Burrows (segment "Love and the King")
 1973 Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series)
Charlie Wilson / Pilot
- The Minstrel Show (1973) ... Charlie Wilson
- Take Two and Hit to Right (1973) ... Charlie Wilson
- The Grass Is Always Greener (1973) ... Charlie Wilson
- Want to Split a Maid... (1973) ... Charlie Wilson
- Happiness Is a Good Transportation Car (1973) ... Charlie Wilson
 1972 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Mike Mitchell
- P-I-L-O-T (1972) ... Mike Mitchell
 1972 Here Comes the Judge (TV Movie)
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie)
Police Sergeant
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Barry Gates
- The Sound of Murder (1972) ... Barry Gates
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Ed Campbell
- Nerves (1971) ... Ed Campbell
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
1st Policeman
- Husbands, Wives, and Killers (1971) ... 1st Policeman
 1971 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Ed Mims
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Michaels
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Michaels
 1971 The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker
1st Baseball Fan
 1971 Evel Knievel
Pete
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
F.P. Expert
- And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (1971) ... F.P. Expert
 1971 Assault on the Wayne (TV Movie)
CPO Corky Schmidt
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Hawkins
 1969-1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Clancey / 2nd Policeman / 2nd Police Officer / ...
- Paul Revere Rides Again (1970) ... Clancey
- Samantha's Hot Bedwarmer (1970) ... 2nd Policeman
- The Salem Saga (1970) ... 2nd Police Officer
- Just a Kid Again (1970) ... Irving Bates Sr
- Samantha's Power Failure (1969) ... Buck
 1970 Arnie (TV Series)
Gabe
- Change of a Lifetime (1970) ... Gabe
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Frankie
 1969 A Time for Dying
Sam, the Bartender
 1969 Vernon's Volunteers (TV Movie)
 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Jim
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Paul Fleming (uncredited)
 1968-1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
MacWhorter / Joe
- Jeannie and the Secret Weapon (1969) ... MacWhorter
 1968 Second Effort
Ron
 1968 The Good Guys (TV Series)
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Schlermer
- The Worst Best Man (1968) ... Schlermer
 1968 Ice Station Zebra
Paul Zabrinczski
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Mike
- Where There's a Will (1968) ... Mike
 1967-1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Cop
- Shine On, Harvest Moonshine (1968) ... Cop
- Oh Dad, Oh Dad (1967) ... Cop
 1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
The Count
- Monstrous Monkee Mash (1968) ... The Count
 1966 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Harmonica Man
- The Purple Testament (1960) ... Harmonica Man
 1959 Police Station (TV Series)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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(1962-66) Stage: Resident leading man at the Candlelight Theatre, Chicago, IL. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ron Másak

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Individuals win trophies ... teamwork wins championships See more »

Trivia:

During his 8 years as Sheriff Mort Metzger on Murder, She Wrote (1984), he only had one female deputy, Deputy Lynn Olsen. She was played by his actress daughter Kathryn Masak. She is now married to a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff. See more »

Trademark:

His voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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