Ronny Cox

Highest Rated: 94% Casting By (2013)
Lowest Rated: 0% Loose Cannons (1990)
Birthday: Jul 23, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
An alumnus of Eastern New Mexico University, American actor Ronny Cox received one the best early film showcases an actor could ask for. In 1972, he was cast as one of the four unfortunate rafters in Deliverance; it was Cox who engaged in the celebrated "dueling banjos" sequence with enigmatic albino boy Hoyt J. Pollard. Two years later, Cox found himself in Apple's Way, a homey TV dramatic weekly described as a "modern Waltons". Most of his subsequent roles were in this benign, All-American vein--and then Cox shocked his followers by portraying Jerry Rubin in the 1975 PBS TV drama The Trial of the Chicago Seven. During this telecast, Cox became one of the first (if not the first) actors to mouth a now-familiar expletive of disgust on American television. As his physique thickened and his hairline thinned in the 1980s, Cox was much in demand in films as a corporate villain, notably in Paul Verhoeven's Robocop (1984) and Total Recall (1990). The flip side of this hard-nosed screen image was his portrayal of the apoplectic but scrupulously honest police chief in Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Car: Road to Revenge Actor 2018
88% Hillbilly Actor 2018
37% Beyond The Reach The Sheriff $32.6K 2015
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
No Score Yet Age of Dinosaurs Actor 2013
41% Imagine That Tom Stevens $16.1M 2009
29% The L.A. Riot Spectacular Chief Gates 2005
No Score Yet Angel in the Family Buddy Bishop 2004
No Score Yet Pride Actor 2003
50% Crazy as Hell Dr. Delazo 2002
No Score Yet Point of Origin Chief Gray 2002
No Score Yet Point of Origin (In the Heat of Fire) Actor 2002
14% American Outlaws Doc Mimms $11.9M 2001
No Score Yet The Boys of Sunset Ridge Ben Thorpe 2001
No Score Yet Love Lessons Mick Andrews 2000
No Score Yet Perfect Murder, Perfect Town John Ramsey 2000
No Score Yet Secret of Giving Mr. Gotch 1999
59% Deep Blue Sea Executive (uncredited) 1999
45% Forces of Nature Hadley 1999
No Score Yet Frog and Wombat Principal Larry Struble 1998
No Score Yet Pride Chief Justice Sir William Webb 1998
33% Murder at 1600 President Jack Neil 1997
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault Coach Scarpelli 1996
No Score Yet Hard Evidence Actor 1995
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Max Parrish 1992
No Score Yet With Murder in Mind McLaughlin 1992
No Score Yet Past Midnight Actor 1991
No Score Yet Scissors Dr. Stephan Carter 1991
7% Captain America President 1990
82% Total Recall Vilos Cohaagen $119.1M 1990
No Score Yet Martians Go Home The President 1990
0% Loose Cannons Smiley 1990
No Score Yet One Man Force McCoy 1989
No Score Yet The FBI Murders Grogan 1988
No Score Yet Scandal in a Small Town Actor 1988
89% RoboCop Dick Jones 1987
No Score Yet Baby Girl Scott Kenderly 1987
No Score Yet Favorite Son William Rieker 1987
46% Beverly Hills Cop II Andrew Bogomil 1987
No Score Yet Steele Justice Bennett 1987
No Score Yet The Abduction of Kari Swenson Bob Swenson 1987
No Score Yet Hollywood Vice Squad Capt. Jensen 1986
57% Vision Quest Louden's Dad 1985
82% Beverly Hills Cop Lt. Bogomil 1984
No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story Snyder 1984
No Score Yet Raw Courage Producer Pete Canfield Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Reckless Disregard Dan Leone 1984
No Score Yet Two of a Kind Ted 1982
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero Col. Powers 1982
11% The Beast Within Eli MacCleary 1982
No Score Yet Tangier Actor 1982
71% Taps Col. Kerby 1981
No Score Yet Fallen Angel Frank Dawson 1981
No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Bernard Coy 1980
No Score Yet The Last Song Sid Pachanski 1980
No Score Yet Kavik, the Wolf Dog Actor 1980
No Score Yet When Hell Was in Session Maj. Frank Perrin 1979
83% The Onion Field Sgt. Pierce Brooks 1979
No Score Yet Transplant Actor 1979
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A. Willis Newton 1978
No Score Yet The Comeback Charlie Ward 1978
60% Gray Lady Down Cmdr. Samuelson 1978
27% The Car Luke 1977
No Score Yet Our Town Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Girl Called Hatter Fox Actor 1977
85% Bound for Glory Ozark Bule 1976
No Score Yet Hugó, a víziló (Hugo the Hippo) Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Connection Actor 1973
93% Deliverance Drew Ballinger 1972
No Score Yet The Mind Snatchers Sgt. Boford Miles 1972

TV

CREDIT
91% Nashville
2012-2018
Gideon
  • 2018
  • 2013
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Daniel Patterson
  • 2008
62% Tell Me You Love Me
2007
John
  • 2007
No Score Yet Commander in Chief
2005-2006
Sen. Joe Peck
  • 2006
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Henry Mason
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dr. McManus
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Vice President Kinsey Kinsey The President Senator Kinsey Sen. Kinsey
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 1998
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
James Ellison
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Alex Pierce III
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
D.A. Scott Colby
  • 1999
No Score Yet Todd McFarlane's Spawn
1997-1999
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
  • 1993
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Capt. Jellico
  • 1992
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Gideon John Gideon
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Franklin Reed
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Mayor Anson Powers
  • 1986
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Bobby Jenkins
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Lucas
  • 1972
53% Cop Rock
1990
Chief Roger Kendrick
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Lee Atwood

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