Ron Eldard

Lowest Rated: 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Birthday: Feb 20, 1965
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
At times bearing a resemblance to a slightly stockier Tim Roth, former Golden Gloves contender Ron Eldard first became familiar to television audiences with his standout role as the love interest of Julianna Margulies on the hit television drama ER. Though Eldard had been appearing in film and television since the late '80s, it was the dawn of the new millennium that found Eldard's career reborn with roles in such acclaimed films as Barry Levinson's Sleepers (1996), Mystery, Alaska (1999), and Black Hawk Down (2001). Eldard was born into a large family of six siblings in New York City in 1965; his mother died when he was very young, forcing the siblings apart in order to live with various relatives. The second youngest of his siblings, Eldard sought a boxing career in the Golden Gloves after discovering his remarkable strength early in life. Following his graduation from New York's renowned High School of the Performing Arts, Eldard's passion for drama was ignited, and he went on to appear on One Life to Live before he made his feature debut in 1989's True Love. After competing for the love of Phoebe Cates in Drop Dead Fred, Eldard would subsequently appear in numerous roles in film (Scent of a Woman [1992] and The Last Supper [1995]) and television (Arresting Behavior and Men Behaving Badly). Eldard's onscreen romance with Margulies blossomed into true-life romance shortly after the two were paired up on ER, and the couple became an offscreen item as well. Though subsequent feature roles increased Eldard's recognition factor, he had yet to parlay his acting career into leading-man territory. The new millennium, however, found the now-established actor edging ever closer to headline status with roles in Just a Kiss (2002), Ghost Ship (also 2002), and House of Sand and Fog (2003). As a stage actor, Eldard has impressed Broadway audiences with roles in Biloxi Blues, On the Waterfront, and Death of a Salesman. In 2006 he took a supporting role in Freedomland, a crime drama starring Samuel L. Jackson, and starred alongside Paul Rudd and Lauren Ambrose for the independent comedy Diggers the same year. He continued to work steadily through the late 2000s, and received mainstream and critical success for his role in director J.J. Abram's Super 8. His talent was recognized again in Roadie (2011), wherein he played a middle aged man who doesn't know what to do with himself after spending the last two decades of his life as a roadie for the band Blue Oyster Cult.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Higher Power Joe Steadman 2018
No Score Yet Odds Are Actor 2018
No Score Yet Odds Are... Homeowner 2018
50% Poker Night Cunningham 2014
28% Jobs Rod Holt $16.2M 2013
68% Roadie Jimmy $8.1K 2012
81% Super 8 Louis Dainard $127M 2011
No Score Yet The Tenth Circle Daniel Stone 2008
No Score Yet Already Dead Thomas Archer 2008
70% Diggers Jack 2007
23% Freedomland Danny Martin $12.3M 2006
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons Tom 2005
74% House of Sand and Fog Lester $13M 2003
15% Ghost Ship Dodge $30.2M 2002
19% Just a Kiss Dag Hammerskjold 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Durant $108.6M 2001
No Score Yet Bash: Latter Day Plays Actor 2000
38% Mystery, Alaska `Skank' Marden 1999
No Score Yet Death by Pizza Reed 1999
No Score Yet The Runner Edward Harrington 1999
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade Manning 1998
45% Deep Impact Oren Monash 1998
100% Bastard out of Carolina Daddy Glen Waddell 1996
73% Sleepers John 1996
63% The Last Supper Pete 1996
No Score Yet Sex and the Other Man Bill 1995
88% Scent of a Woman Officer Gore 1992
No Score Yet Jumpin' Joe Actor 1992
9% Drop Dead Fred Mickey Bunce 1991
75% True Love Michael 1989

TV

CREDIT
97% Justified
2010-2015
Colton Rhodes
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Geno Parnell
  • 2009
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Emmet Carey
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Shep Ray `Shep' Shepard Ray 'Shep' Shepard
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Bakersfield P.D.
1993-1994
Wade Preston
  • 1993
No Score Yet British Men Behaving Badly
1992-1998

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