Ronald L. Schwary

Ronald L. Schwary

Highest Rated: 92% A Soldier's Story (1984)

Lowest Rated: 14% Cops and Robbersons (1994)

Birthday: May 23, 1944

Birthplace: United States

Born and raised in a small Oregon town, Ronald Schwary headed south to Hollywood where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in business and film from UCLA during the late 1960s. While Schwary has acted and directed during his decades in the business, his greatest success has been as a producer for film and television. After winning a DGA Award for assisting in the direction of the '72 pilot episode of "M.A.S.H.," he was an assistant director on the Oscar-winning '73 drama "Save the Tiger," the TV series "Kung Fu," the cult classic "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" and the William Holden TV movie "The Blue Knight." In '76, Schwary became an executive producer on the adventure film "Shadow of the Hawk" and continued with"California Suite" and "The Electric Horseman." He was a producer of the '80 Oscar winner for Best Picture, "Ordinary People," and his production streak continued with "Absence of Malice," "Tootsie," and "Let's Spend the Night Together." Schwary earned another Best Picture Oscar nomination for "A Soldier's Story" ('84), and moved into the '90s producing numerous high-profile comedies and dramas, including "Scent of a Woman," "Sabrina," "Meet Joe Black," and "Random Hearts." He has also produced and/or directed episodes of the TV shows "Tour of Duty," "Sisters," "Now and Again," and the award-winning NBC psychic crime drama "Medium." Ronald L Schwary died on July 2, 2020 in West Hollywood, CA at the age of 76.

Highest rated movies




15% 24% Random Hearts Executive Producer $31.1M 1999
45% 81% Meet Joe Black Executive Producer $44.6M 1998
63% 64% Sabrina Executive Producer $51.6M 1995
14% 22% Cops and Robbersons Producer $10.5M 1994
89% 92% Scent of a Woman Executive Producer $62.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bravo Company: Tour of Duty II Producer - 1988
65% 64% *batteries not Included Producer $32.9M 1987
92% 81% A Soldier's Story Producer - 1984
No Score Yet 64% Let's Spend the Night Together Producer - 1982
90% 81% Tootsie Phil Weintraub (Character),
- 1982
81% 63% Absence of Malice Executive Producer - 1981
90% 88% Ordinary People Producer - 1980


No Score Yet 76% Medium Executive Producer 2005-2011
100% 100% Now and Again Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Director 1988