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Ron Vawter (1948–1994)

Ron Vawter was born on December 9, 1948 in Latham, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). He died on April 16, 1994 in on plane from Zurich to New York City, New York. See full bio »

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 1994 Fresh Kill
 1994 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith
Roy Cohn / Jack Smith
 1993 Philadelphia
Bob Seidman
 1993 King of the Hill
Mr. Desot - Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Nat Picker
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Bob D'Avanzo
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Bob D'Avanzo
 1992 Swoon
State's Attorney Crowe
 1991 Empire City (TV Movie)
 1991 Johnny Suede
 1991 Plymouth (TV Movie)
 1991 The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Dr. Ramirez
 1990 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Charles Guiteau
- Insanity on Trial (1990) ... Charles Guiteau
 1990 Postcards (Short)
 1990 Internal Affairs
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Jamie Latrobe
 1989 Twister
Man in Bar
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- Inner View (1987) ... Lieutenant
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Lt. Jones
- Smuggler's Blues (1985) ... Lt. Jones
 1983 King Blank
King Blank
 1983 Born in Flames
FBI Agent
 1981 Strong Medicine
 1979 Minus Zero
 1977 Sudden Death
Businessman (uncredited)
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Appeared in two films for Jonathan Demme: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Philadelphia (1993). He also appeared on Miami Vice (1984), which was created by Michael Mann, the director of the first Hannibal Lecter film, Manhunter (1986). See more »

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