Ron Carey

Ron Carey

Highest Rated: 79% Silent Movie (1976)

Lowest Rated: 33% Fatso (1980)

Birthday: Dec 11, 1935

Birthplace: Not Available

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



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
44% Johnny Dangerously Pat 1984
60% History of the World---Part I Swiftus 1981
33% Fatso Frankie 1980
72% High Anxiety Brophy 1977
79% Silent Movie Devour 1976
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Group Member 1971
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken Ron Carey 1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? Bartender 1971
60% The Out-of-Towners Boston Cab Driver 1970


No Score Yet Barney Miller
Off. Carl Levitt 1982


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