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John P. Ryan

Highest Rated: 93% Dillinger (1973)

Lowest Rated: 11% Delta Force 2 (1990)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1936

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A barrel-chested, silver-haired character player since the late 1960s, Ryan frequently appeared in films and on TV, usually as officials and cops. His feature credits include small turns in two Bob Rafelson 70s classics, "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) and "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972). Ryan had somewhat larger roles as Kennedy in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), as the gung-ho head of the space program in "The Right Stuff" (1983), as the irate Warden Ranken in "Runaway Train" (1985) and as a gangster in "Bound" (1995). Ryan's additional appearances include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" (1984) and "Fatal Beauty" (1987). His largest TV roles to date have been in the movie "Death Scream" (1975) and the miniseries "Kennedy" (1983).

Highest rated movies

Dillinger
Bound
Five Easy Pieces
Runaway Train
The Missouri Breaks
The Escape Artist
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Cotton Club

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 83% Bound Micky Malnato (Character) $3.8M 1996
48% 52% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill Grub (Character) $8.2M 1995
No Score Yet 20% Bad Blood John Blackstone (Character) - 1994
85% 88% Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 'Buzz' Bronski (Voice) $5.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Goodman Brown The Devil (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Time Sam Bones (Character) - 1992
52% 59% Hoffa Red Bennett (Character) $23.3M 1992
44% 41% White Sands Arms Dealer (Character) $8.2M 1992
No Score Yet 26% Delta Force 3: The Killing Game Sergei (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 38% Blood River Henry Logan (Character) - 1991
11% 40% Delta Force 2 Gen. Taylor (Character) $5.9M 1990
67% 49% Class of 1999 Mr. Hardin (Character) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet 71% Eternity Thomas Vandervere/Prosecutor (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 52% Paramedics Captain Prescott (Character) $149.6K 1988
14% 18% Rent-A-Cop Wieser (Character) $294.3K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Shadows Sergeant Fireman (Character) - 1987
20% 42% Fatal Beauty Lt. Kellerman (Character) $10.8M 1987
57% 73% Three O'Clock High Mr. O'Rourke (Character) $3.1M 1987
13% 40% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Nathan White (Character) $4.7M 1987
No Score Yet 51% Avenging Force Prof. Elliott Glastenbury (Character) $3.2M 1986
No Score Yet 21% Houston: The Legend of Texas David Burnett (Character) - 1986
83% 76% Runaway Train Ranken (Character) $7.2M 1985
77% 54% The Cotton Club Joe Flynn (Character) - 1984
60% 49% Breathless Lt. Parmental (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars McGee (Character) - 1983
80% 64% The Escape Artist Vernon (Character) - 1982
79% 58% The Postman Always Rings Twice Kennedy (Character) - 1981
50% 28% It Lives Again Frank Davis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Flagler (Character) - 1977
36% 30% Futureworld Dr. Schneider (Character) - 1976
81% 59% The Missouri Breaks Si (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Who Cried Murder Detective Dave Lambert (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 83% Death Scream Detective Dave Lambert (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Risk Ralph Sloan (Character) - 1975
70% 41% It's Alive! Frank Davies (Character) - 1974
25% 38% Shamus Hardcore (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 31% Cops and Robbers Patsy O'Neill (Character) - 1973
93% 74% Dillinger Charles Mackley (Character) - 1973
71% 59% The King of Marvin Gardens Surtees (Character) - 1972
89% 84% Five Easy Pieces Spicer (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Major Van Zandt (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1979
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Dearborn (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Collier (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974