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Ron Carey

Highest Rated:   81% Silent Movie (1976)
Lowest Rated:   47% Johnny Dangerously (1984)
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The son of a singing waiter, Ron Carey attended Seton Hall University, then embarked on the catch-as-catch-can life of a standup comedian. A huge hit on his first Jack Paar Show appearance, Carey was an enormous flop on his second Paar gig -- the victim, he'd later insist, of overpreparation. After two years away from show business, Carey rebuilt his confidence with nightly appearances at the Improvisation, a New York nightspot which showcased up-and-coming comics. Traveling westward to Hollywood, Carey appeared in dozens of commercials and secured supporting roles on the 1970s TV sitcoms The Corner Bar and The Montefuscos, then played a one-shot role on the last 1975 episode of Barney Miller. Executive producer Danny Arnold decided to use Carey as a Barney Miller regular, and at the beginning of the series' second season, he settled into the role of Levitt, a street cop who aspired to become a plainclothes detective. During his Barney Miller run (which lasted until 1982), Carey became a member of Mel Brooks's movie stock company, appearing in such Brooks yuckfests as Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), and History of the World Pt. I (1981). In 1989, Ron Carey starred in the short-lived sitcom Have Faith, playing Father Vincent Paglia -- an ironic turn of events, inasmuch as Carey had once intended to become a priest.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Into the Arms of Strangers
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Troublemakers
  • Sheriff Fox
1994
No Score Yet Lucky Luke
  • Joe Dalton
1991
47% Johnny Dangerously
  • Pat
1984
63% History of the World---Part I
  • Swiftus
1981
No Score Yet Fatso
  • Frankie
1980
75% High Anxiety
  • Brophy
1977
81% Silent Movie
  • Devour
1976
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken
  • Ron Carey
1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
  • Bartender
1971
54% The Out-of-Towners
  • Boston Cab Driver
1970

Quotes from Ron Carey's Characters