Ron Silver (I) (1946–2009)


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Ron Silver was born on July 2, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Timecop (1994), The Arrival (1996) and Reversal of Fortune (1990). He was married to Lynne Miller. He died on March 15, 2009 in New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Timecop McComb
(1994)
The Arrival Phil Gordian / Mexican Guard
(1996)
Reversal of Fortune Alan Dershowitz
(1990)
Find Me Guilty Judge Sidney Finestein
(2006)

Filmography

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 2009 My Secret Billionaire
Sam Dunbar
 2008 Xenophobia (TV Movie)
President
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Shelly Levine
- Night of the Living Dead (2007) ... Shelly Levine
 2004-2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Defence Attorney Bernie Adler / Defense Attorney Bernie Adler
- Talking Points (2007) ... Defence Attorney Bernie Adler
- Paradigm (2004) ... Defense Attorney Bernie Adler
 2007 The Ten
Fielding Barnes
 2006 Call It Fiction (Short)
Chas
 2001-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Bruno Gianelli
- Election Day: Part 2 (2006) ... Bruno Gianelli
- Election Day: Part 1 (2006) ... Bruno Gianelli
- Two Weeks Out (2006) ... Bruno Gianelli
- The Cold (2006) ... Bruno Gianelli
- Duck and Cover (2006) ... Bruno Gianelli
 2006 Find Me Guilty
Judge Sidney Finestein
 2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Defence Attorney Bernie Adler
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... Defence Attorney Bernie Adler
 2005 Red Mercury
Sidney
 2003-2005 Skin (TV Mini Series)
Larry Goldman
- True Lies (2005) ... Larry Goldman
- Blowback (2005) ... Larry Goldman
- Amber Synn (2005) ... Larry Goldman
- Endorsement (2003) ... Larry Goldman
- Secrets & Lies (2003) ... Larry Goldman
 2004 Jack (TV Movie)
Paul
 2002 The Wisher
Campbell
 2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV Movie)
Mike Fine
 2001 Exposure (Video)
Gary Whitford
 2001 Ali
Angelo Dundee
 2001 Festival in Cannes
Rick Yorkin
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Attorney John Mockler
- Killing Time (2001) ... Attorney John Mockler
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Bobby Riggs
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie)
Robert Shapiro
 2000 Cutaway (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Brian Margate
 2000 Ratz (TV Movie)
Herb Soric
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Movie)
Ron Silver
 1999/II Black and White
Simon Herzel
 1999 In the Company of Spies (TV Movie)
Tom Lenahan
 1998-1999 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Alec Bilson
- Veronica Says Goodbye (1999) ... Alec Bilson
- Veronica's Night at the Theater (1999) ... Alec Bilson
- Veronica's Little Ruse (1999) ... Alec Bilson
- Veronica's Big Homecoming (1999) ... Alec Bilson (credit only)
- Veronica's Big Date (1999) ... Alec Bilson
 1999 Love Is Strange (TV Movie)
Tom Ainsworth
 1998 The White Raven
Tully Windsor
 1998 Rhapsody in Bloom (TV Movie)
Mitch Bloom
 1997 Skeletons (TV Movie)
Peter Crane
 1996-1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Tommy Wilmette
- Mother, May I? (1997) ... Tommy Wilmette
- Missed Conception (1997) ... Tommy Wilmette
- Split Decisions (1997) ... Tommy Wilmette
- Mummy Dearest (1996) ... Tommy Wilmette
- V-Fibbing (1996) ... Tommy Wilmette
 1997 The Beneficiary (TV Movie)
Guy Girard
 1996 Shadow Zone: The Undead Express (TV Movie)
Valentine
 1996 Danger Zone
Maurice Dupont
 1996 Girl 6
Director #2 - LA
 1996 The Arrival
Phil Gordian / Mexican Guard
 1995 Kissinger and Nixon (TV Movie)
Henry A. Kissinger / Narrator
 1995 Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (TV Movie)
Ron Kershaw
 1995 Deadly Outbreak (Video)
Colonel Baron
 1995 A Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini Series)
Arthur
- Part III (1995) ... Arthur
- Part II (1995) ... Arthur
- Part I (1995) ... Arthur
 1994 Timecop
McComb
 1993 The Good Policeman (TV Movie)
Isaac Sidel
 1993 Lifepod (TV Movie)
Terman
 1993 Blind Side (TV Movie)
Doug Kaines
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night
Larry Meyerson
 1992 Live Wire
Frank Traveres
 1991 Married to It
Leo Rothenberg
 1990 Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files (TV Movie)
Jordan Ford
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Alan Dershowitz
 1990 Blue Steel
Eugene Hunt
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Asa Kaufman
- Fellow Traveller (1990) ... Asa Kaufman
 1989 Enemies, A Love Story
Herman
 1988-1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
David Sternberg
- Postcard from Morocco (1989) ... David Sternberg (voice, uncredited)
- Where's the Money? (1989) ... David Sternberg
- All or Nothing (1989) ... David Sternberg
- Next of Kin (1988) ... David Sternberg
- 7th Avenue Freeze Out (1988) ... David Sternberg
 1988 A Father's Revenge (TV Movie)
Max Greenwald
 1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Mini Series)
Ron Levin
- Part II (1987) ... Ron Levin
- Part I (1987) ... Ron Levin
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Driving Instructor
- Drive, She Said (1987) ... Driving Instructor
 1987 Eat and Run
Mickey McSorely
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
Doctor Jeff Tomlinson
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini Series)
Thaddeus Cohen
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Thaddeus Cohen
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Thaddeus Cohen
 1984 Oh, God! You Devil
Gary Frantz
 1984 Garbo Talks
Gilbert Rolfe
 1984 The Goodbye People
Eddie Bergson
 1984 Romancing the Stone
Vendor
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Gruenwald (lawyer)
- The Cafeteria (1984) ... Gruenwald (lawyer)
 1983 Silkwood
Paul Stone
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Sam Weiser
- Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983) ... Sam Weiser
- Life in the Minors (1983) ... Sam Weiser
 1983 Lovesick
Ted Caruso
 1982 Best Friends
Larry Weisman
 1982 The Entity
Phil Sneiderman
 1982 Baker's Dozen (TV Series)
Mike Locasale
- Sauce for the Goose (1982) ... Mike Locasale
- I Was Told You Were a Racetrack (1982) ... Mike Locasale
- What a Difference a Cop Makes (1982) ... Mike Locasale
- Dear John (1982) ... Mike Locasale
- A Class by Himself (1982) ... Mike Locasale
 1982 Silent Rage
Dr. Tom Halman
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
David Lerner
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Brad Gabriel
- Ask Gratis Gus (1980) ... Brad Gabriel
- Punt, Pass and Kick (1980) ... Brad Gabriel
- Texas Bob and The Consumer Ranch Gang (1980) ... Brad Gabriel
- Puppy Love (1980) ... Brad Gabriel
- Susan's Big Break (1980) ... Brad Gabriel
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Kolodny
- Private Eye (1980) ... Kolodny
 1979 Dear Detective (TV Series)
Det. Schwartz
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Det. Schwartz
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Det. Schwartz
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Det. Schwartz
- Pilot (1979) ... Det. Schwartz
 1978 Betrayal (TV Movie)
Bob Cohen
 1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Movie)
Larry Cook
 1978 Having Babies (TV Series)
Lamar
- Careers (1978) ... Lamar
 1975-1978 Rhoda (TV Series)
Gary Levy / Sonny Michaels
- Jack's Back (1978) ... Gary Levy
- So Long, Lucky (1978) ... Gary Levy
- Brenda and the Bank Girl (1978) ... Gary Levy
- Two's Company (1978) ... Gary Levy
- As Time Goes By (1978) ... Gary Levy
 1977 Semi-Tough
Vlada Kostov
 1976 Welcome to L.A.
Massuese (uncredited)
 1976 The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (TV Movie)
Dr. Collins
 1976 Tunnel Vision
Dr. Manuel Labor
 1976 The Mac Davis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1976)
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Ted Haller
- The Italian Bird Fiasco (1976) ... Ted Haller
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Art
- Secrets for Sale (1975) ... Art
 1975 Big Eddie (TV Series)
Enzo
- Hello Poppa (1975) ... Enzo
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(August 22 to 26, 1967) He played Protean in Stephen Sondheim, Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove's musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with David Ackroyd (Hysterium); ... See more »

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Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Lynne Miller  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Silver, Adam | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In this business, there are a million different reasons people don't want to work with you. You're too Jewish, you're not Jewish enough, they want a bigger star, they think you cost too much money. Most people are very economical with the truth out here, so it's very hard to determine cause and effect. See more »

Trivia:

Won the 1988 Best Actor Tony Award for his Broadway performance as "Charlie Fox" in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow". See more »

Trademark:

More often than not sported a beard See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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