Ron Canada

Ron Canada

Highest Rated: 100% Life Tracker (2012)

Lowest Rated: 3% Getting Even With Dad (1994)

Birthday: May 3, 1949

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Ron Canada may have started out as a local newscaster in Baltimore, but acting is his true calling; the veteran character actor and one-time 30 Rock tour guide has appeared in over 100 feature films and TV series. After realizing that newscasting was not his ideal job, Canada began performing in local community theater and, before long, landed a drama coach and steady work in numerous stage productions around Maryland. With a large, boisterous personality and wide dramatic range, Canada has portrayed tough but sympathetic authority figures in numerous TV series, including legal dramas like "Murder One" and "Boston Legal," and sitcoms like "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "Ellen." In 2003, he landed a recurring role as the hardened chief of police on the critically acclaimed series "The Shield," later appearing as a high-ranking State department member in ten episodes of the political drama "The West Wing." Canada also has the distinction of appearing as three separate characters on three separate "Star Trek" series: "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "The Next Generation." His numerous film roles are equally varied; Canada has appeared as a kindly doctor in the supernatural romantic comedy "Just Like Heaven," a helpful Good Samaritan in the '80s classic "Adventures in Babysitting," and a slowly radicalized college professor in the 2003 adaptation of the best-selling novel "The Human Stain."

Highest rated movies

Life Tracker
Lone Star
The American President
Islander
Cinderella Man Wedding Crashers
Barbarians at the Gate
Adventures in Babysitting

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 33% Bully Mr. 'Action' Jackson (Character) - 2018
46% 43% The Discovery Cooper (Character) - 2017
44% 55% After Words Nelson (Character) - 2015
44% 50% Ted 2 Judge (Character) $81.3M 2015
100% 60% Life Tracker Uriel Patterson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 40% Lake Effects Winchester (Character) - 2012
17% 23% Bob Funk Smiley (Character) - 2009
38% 71% Ocean of Pearls Dr. Wiiliam Ballard (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% Noble Things Moses (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 53% Snowglobe Antonio Moreno (Character) - 2007
88% 80% Islander T. Hardy (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paved With Good Intentions Garrett Balden (Character) - 2006
55% 75% Just Like Heaven Dr. Walsh (Character) $48.3M 2005
75% 70% Wedding Crashers Randolph (Character) $209.2M 2005
80% 91% Cinderella Man Joe Jeanette (Character) $61.6M 2005
46% 76% National Treasure Guard Woodruff (Character) $173.0M 2004
34% 81% The United States of Leland Elden (Character) $343.8K 2003
42% 48% The Human Stain Herb Keble (Character) $5.4M 2003
29% 47% The Hunted Harry Van Zandt (Character) $34.2M 2003
No Score Yet 51% Black River Chief Salks (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank Heaven Joseph Johnson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% The Apartment Complex Detective Culver (Character) - 1999
39% 75% In Too Deep Dr. Bratton (Character) $14.0M 1999
No Score Yet 50% Lost in the Bermuda Triangle Maxwell (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 16% Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gabriel Jones (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clover Gaten's brother-in-law (Character) - 1997
94% 83% Lone Star Otis Payne (Character) $13.1M 1996
No Score Yet 23% Pinocchio's Revenge Barry (Character) - 1996
91% 77% The American President Reporter Lloyd (Character) $59.0M 1995
60% 40% Above Suspicion Captain (Character) - 1995
3% 24% Getting Even With Dad Zinn (Character) $18.1M 1994
71% 74% Barbarians at the Gate Vernon Jordan (Character) - 1993
40% 24% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Marshall Brooks (Character) $58.7M 1992
35% 62% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Cop in Times Square (Character) $172.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Nice Coroner (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 31% Downtown Lowell Harris (Character) $2.2M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unholy Matrimony Lt. Jack Tolliver (Character) - 1988
69% 70% Adventures in Babysitting Graydon (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Coleman Green (Guest Star) 2022
67% 47% The Equalizer Curtis Baker (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet 58% Bull Judge Miles Skurnick (Guest Star) 2018
65% 93% The Orville Admiral Tucker (Guest Star) 2017
95% 70% The Good Fight Andrew Hart (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Cameroonian Ambassador Jean Aissatou (Guest Star) 2016
89% 89% Grimm Stan Kingston (Guest Star) 2014
95% 89% Elementary Manny Rose (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
83% 85% The Closer Judge Gerald Blake (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Philip Raimey (Guest Star) 2009
86% 91% Boston Legal Judge Willard Reese (Guest Star) 2006-2008
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
97% 83% Ugly Betty Senator Slater (Guest Star) 2006-2007
90% 82% Bones Special Agent Sam Reilly (Guest Star) 2007
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Brigadier General Hendrix (Guest Star) 2006
70% 77% Weeds Joseph (Guest Star) 2006
75% 95% The West Wing Under Secretary of State Theodore Barrow (Guest Star) 2003-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2004
90% 95% The Shield Chief of Police Tom Bankston (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gerry Barone (Guest Star) 2002
95% 94% Frasier Judge Anderson (Guest Star) 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
74% 86% The X-Files Det. Franklin Potter (Guest Star) 2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
76% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Fesek (Guest Star) 1999
83% 83% NYPD Blue Zeke Odell (Guest Star) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ch'Pok (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 90% Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
67% No Score Yet The Preston Episodes Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
44% No Score Yet Live Shot Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet 94% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Martin Benbeck (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1988