Ron Silver

Ron Silver

Highest Rated: 92% Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 2, 1946

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though he originally aspired to work for the State Department, actor Ron Silver eventually succumbed to his college ambition of becoming a performer. First making a name for himself off-Broadway, Silver eventually transitioned to the small screen, where he made regular appearances on several short-lived sitcoms and acclaimed made-for-television movies. He began to rise to prominence through his work in features, including "Silent Rage" (1982) and "Silkwood" (1983). But it was his stage work that helped make Silver a star, which culminated in a Tony-winning performance in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" (1988). Silver built a successful film and television career off his win, including a well-regarded turn as attorney Alan Dershowitz in "Reversal of Fortune" (1990). Though he continued to rack up an impressive array of credits, Silver was never a top box office draw, despite his immeasurable talents in both comedy and as over-the-top villains in movies like "Blue Steel" (1991) and "Timecop" (1994). Silver saved his best work for television, making valuable contributions to "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and proving that he was capable of turning in top-notch performances in any medium he chose.

Highest rated movies

Reversal of Fortune
Enemies, a Love Story
Semi-Tough
Silent Rage
Silkwood
Blue Steel
Ali The Entity

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% My Father's Will Dunbar (Character) - 2009
35% 40% The Ten Fielding Barnes (Character) $766.5K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call It Fiction Chas (Character) - 2006
62% 63% Find Me Guilty Judge Finestein (Character) $1.2M 2006
No Score Yet 50% Red Mercury Sidney Lowe (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 58% Jack Paul (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 37% Spliced Campbell (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 20% Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 56% When Billie Beat Bobby Bobby Riggs (Character) - 2001
65% 35% Festival in Cannes Rick Yorkin (Character) $299.0K 2001
68% 65% Ali Angelo Dundee (Character) $58.2M 2001
No Score Yet 45% Cutaway Lt. Brian Margate (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 56% Ratz Herb Soric (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposure Gary Whitford (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is Strange Tom Ainsworth (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% In the Company of Spies Tom Lenahan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhapsody in Bloom Mitch Bloom (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 25% The White Raven Tully Windsor (Character) - 1998
20% 27% Black and White Simon Herzel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 45% Skeletons Peter Crane (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beneficiary Guy Girard (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 22% Deadly Outbreak Colonel Baron (Character) - 1996
66% 44% The Arrival Phil Gordian (Character) $14.1M 1996
No Score Yet 26% Danger Zone Maurice Dupont (Character) - 1996
37% 36% Girl 6 Director 2 - LA (Character) $4.6M 1996
No Score Yet 30% Shadow Zone: The Undead Express Valentine (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Season Maurice Dupont (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kissinger and Nixon Henry A. Kissinger / Narrator (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Ron Kershaw (Character) - 1995
42% 36% Timecop McComb (Character) $44.3M 1994
No Score Yet 31% Lifepod Terman (Character),
Director
- 1993
No Score Yet 43% Blind Side Doug Kaines (Character) - 1993
0% 29% Live Wire Frank Traveres (Character) - 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Larry Meyerson (Character) $12.6M 1992
33% 43% Married to It Leo (Character) $1.8M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Policeman Isaac Seidel (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1991
75% 35% Blue Steel Eugene Hunt (Character) $7.7M 1990
92% 78% Reversal of Fortune Professor Alan Dershowitz (Character) $10.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files Jordan Ford (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fellow Traveller Asa Kaufman (Character) - 1989
88% 53% Enemies, a Love Story Herman Broder (Character) $7.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Father's Revenge Max Greenwald (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 73% Billionaire Boys Club Ron Levin (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 58% Trapped in Silence Doctor Jeff Tomlinson (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 36% Eat and Run Mickey McSorely (Character) - 1986
57% 50% Garbo Talks Gilbert Rolfe (Character) - 1984
33% 40% Oh God! You Devil Gary Frantz (Character) - 1984
40% 31% Lovesick Ted Caruso (Character) - 1983
76% 78% Silkwood Paul Stone (Character) - 1983
67% 61% The Entity Phil Sneiderman (Character) - 1982
62% 29% Best Friends Larry Weisman (Character) - 1982
80% 39% Silent Rage Dr. Tom Halman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Word of Honor David Lerner (Character) - 1980
83% 31% Semi-Tough Vlada Kostov (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Dr. Manuel Labor (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the World's Greatest Detective Dr. Collins (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2007
75% 95% The West Wing Bruno Gianelli (Guest Star) 2001-2002 2005-2006
70% No Score Yet Skin Larry Goldman (Character) 2003 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Alec Bilson (Character) 1998-2000
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy David Sternberg (Guest Star) 1988
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Sam Weiser (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Gary Levy (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1975-1978