Ronny Cox

Ronny Cox

Highest Rated: 91% RoboCop (1987)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 23, 1938

Birthplace: Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA

For much of the 1970s and early 1980s, rangy character actor Ronny Cox was the actor of choice to play quiet, genial second fiddles who offered compassionate support to the leading men in Hollywood features and television series. He captured audiences' attention with his first feature, "Deliverance" (1972), which showcased his musical skills in the classic "Dueling Banjos" scene. Later roles in films and TV projects like "A Case of Rape" (NBC, 1974), "Bound for Glory" (CBS, 1976) and "The Onion Field" (ABC, 1979) underscored his folksy, good-natured screen persona. A supporting turn as the tough but ultimately sympathetic Lt. Bogomil in the blockbuster "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) led to a long and prolific period for Cox, which saw him abandon his nice guy roles in favor of hissable villains on the strength of his performances in "RoboCop" (1987) and "Total Recall" (1990). He later shifted his focus to steely patriarchs on television series like "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88) and "Stargate SG-1" (Showtime/Sci Fi Channel, 1997-2007) while touring regularly as a singer-songwriter.

Highest rated movies

RoboCop
Hillbilly
Deliverance
The Onion Field
Beverly Hills Cop
Bound for Glory
Total Recall
Taps

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 75% Being the Ricardos Bob Carroll -- Older (70's) (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of The Last Action Heroes Self - 2019
90% 55% Hillbilly Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 21% The Car: Road to Revenge Waits (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pure Country: Pure Heart Unknown (Character) - 2017
37% 20% Beyond the Reach The Sheriff (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 8% Age of Dinosaurs Justin (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Truth Be Told Terrance Bishop (Character) - 2011
41% 40% Imagine That Tom Stevens (Character) $16.1M 2009
38% 40% The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Chief (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 32% Angel in the Family Buddy (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 47% Point of Origin Chief Gray (Character) - 2002
53% 54% Crazy as Hell Dr. Delazo (Character) $20.7K 2002
14% 67% American Outlaws Doc Mimms, Zee's Dad (Character) $13.3M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Losing Grace Dave Reed (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Boys of Sunset Ridge Ben Thorpe (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Lessons Mick Andrews (Character) - 2000
45% 34% Forces of Nature Hadley (Character) $52.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Y2K Benjamin Cromwell (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 70% Secret of Giving Harlan Gotch (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride Chief Justice Sir William Webb (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unme no Toki Chief Justice Sir William Webb (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 80% Frog and Wombat Principal Larry Struble (Character) - 1998
32% 42% Murder at 1600 President Jack Neil (Character) $25.8M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Childhood Sweetheart? Warren Carlson (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 94% Rebound -- The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault Coach Scarpelli (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story Davis (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Part of the Family Grant (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Max Parrish (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Murder in Mind McLaughlin (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 31% Scissors Dr. Stephan Carter (Character) - 1991
13% 19% Captain America Tom Kimball (Character) - 1990
0% 26% Loose Cannons Smiley (Character) $4.5M 1990
82% 79% Total Recall Vilos Cohaagen (Character) $117.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet When We Were Young Matthew Farrell (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comeback Charlie Ward (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 38% One Man Force McCoy (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 64% In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders Benjamin "Ben" Grogan (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandal in a Small Town George Baker (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: Favorite Son Unknown (Character) - 1988
20% 41% Steele Justice Bennett (Character) $490.7K 1987
91% 84% RoboCop Dick Jones (Character) $49.7M 1987
46% 57% Beverly Hills Cop II Capt./Chief Andrew Bogomil (Character) $151.7M 1987
No Score Yet 17% Hollywood Vice Squad Captain Jensen (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Age of Dinosaurs Justin (Character) - 1986
60% 78% Vision Quest Louden's Dad (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless Disregard Dan Leone (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 58% Raw Courage Pete Canfield (Character),
Producer
- 1984
83% 82% Beverly Hills Cop Lt. Andrew Bogomil (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 60% The Jesse Owens Story Coach Larry Snyder (Character) - 1984
50% 31% Some Kind of Hero Col. Powers (Character) - 1982
17% 34% The Beast Within Eli MacCleary (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tangier Bob Steele (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 14% Two of a Kind Ted Hahn (Character) - 1982
68% 67% Taps Colonel Kerby (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% Fallen Angel Frank Dawson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Song Sid Pachanski (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 57% Kavik, the Wolf Dog Kurt Evans (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Ride Tracy Gibbs (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Family Mike Sylvester (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Bernard Coy (Character) - 1980
86% 65% The Onion Field Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks (Character) - 1979
63% 37% Gray Lady Down Commander Samuelson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 53% Harper Valley P.T.A. Willis Newton (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II Cal MacCracken (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Called Hatter Fox Dr. Teague Summer (Character) - 1977
83% 76% Bound for Glory Ozark Bule (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies George McNamara (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 100% Hugo the Hippo Jorma (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is the Black Dahlia? Sgt. Finis Brown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case of Rape David Harrod (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Connection Everett Hutchneker (Character) - 1973
89% 82% Deliverance Drew Ballinger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 46% The Mind Snatchers Sergeant Boford Miles (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
78% 75% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 88% Leverage Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
71% 81% Dexter Walter Kenney (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
62% 100% Tell Me You Love Me John (Guest Star) 2007
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Sen. Joe Peck (Guest Star) 2006
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Henry Mason (Guest Star) 2006
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. McManus (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 85% Todd McFarlane's Spawn Unknown (Voice) 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
40% No Score Yet Invasion America Unknown (Voice) 1998
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Lee Atwood (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Justice Unknown (Character) 1995
40% No Score Yet Time Trax Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Chances George Cook (Character) 1993-1994
92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Capt. Edward Jellico (Guest Star) 1992
53% No Score Yet Cop Rock Chief Roger Kendrick (Character) 1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Cartman (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Bobby Jenkins (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way George Apple (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972