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Ron Dean

Highest Rated: 94% The Dark Knight (2008)

Lowest Rated: 9% Cocktail (1988)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1938

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Over the course of three decades, Ron Dean has built a successful supporting acting career around playing corrupt cops, tough detectives, and no-nonsense authority figures. He soon landed supporting parts in films like "Risky Business," about one high school teenager's wild weekend, and "The Toughest Man in the World," which starred Mr. T as a soft on the inside nightclub bouncer who mentors a group of disadvantaged kids. In 1985, Dean landed a small but memorable role as Emilio Estevez' overbearing father in the classic "Brat Pack" film, "The Breakfast Club," and later appeared as an off the rails cop in the short-lived legal drama, "Lady Blue." Dean next played a tough Chicago police chief in the quickly canceled, "Crime Story," which followed the uneasy relationship between a mobster and the detective out to destroy him; the show's reliance on drawn-out storylines and realistic dialogue later proved a major influence on shows like "Wiseguy" and "The Sopranos." He worked steadily through the '80s, most notably appearing as Tom Cruise's wise uncle in the barroom drama, "Cocktail." After portraying a shady cop in the 1993 film adaptation of the '60s chase thriller, "The Fugitive," Dean joined the cast of the fantasy mystery series, "Early Edition," as an aging Chicago police detective and later appeared opposite Gary Oldman and Aaron Eckhart as a double-crossing cop in the blockbuster film, "The Dark Knight."

Highest rated movies

The Dark Knight
Risky Business
The Package
Above the Law
One Small Hitch



17% 61% One Small Hitch Art Burke (Character) $5.3K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Junior Spy Agency Vladimir (Character) - 2011
94% 94% The Dark Knight Wuertz (Character) $2.0M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Card Brooks (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time to Pay Brooks (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 70% Swimming Upstream Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Lawyers Gus (Character) - 1997
78% 90% Rudy Coach Yonto (Character) $20.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel Street Det. Kenny Branigan (Character) - 1992
63% 44% The Package Karl Richards (Character) $9.3M 1989
9% 58% Cocktail Uncle Pat (Character) $77.3M 1988
50% 48% Above the Law Detective Lukich (Character) $18.6M 1988
92% 72% Risky Business Detective with Bullhorn (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Affair Unknown (Character) - 1976


No Score Yet 90% Chicago P.D. Ray Sharansky (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 89% Chicago Fire James Whoritsky (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2006
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
81% 96% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Woody (Guest Star) 2004
83% 83% NYPD Blue Vincent Mackie (Guest Star) 1994 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
30% No Score Yet Special Unit 2 Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
95% 94% Frasier Frank (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life's Work Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pig Sty Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Chief Kramer (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Detective Mulcahy (Guest Star) 1988
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star)