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Ronny Cox

Highest Rated:   94% Casting By (2013)
Lowest Rated:   0% Loose Cannons (1990)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
36% Beyond The Reach
  • The Sheriff
$32.5k 2015
94% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
No Score Yet Age of Dinosaurs
  • Actor
2013
40% 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
57% 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
34% 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 Past Midnight
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Scissors
  • Dr. Stephan Carter
1991
8% Captain America
  • President
1990
82% Total Recall
  • Vilos Cohaagen
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 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
  • Grogan
1988
No Score Yet Scandal in a Small Town
  • Actor
1988
88% 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
58% Vision Quest
  • Louden's Dad
1985
84% Beverly Hills Cop
  • Lt. Bogomil
1984
No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story
  • Snyder
1984
No Score Yet Reckless Disregard
  • Dan Leone
1984
No Score Yet Raw Courage
  • Pete Canfield
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet Two of a Kind
  • Ted
1982
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero
  • Col. Powers
1982
13% The Beast Within
  • Eli MacCleary
1982
No Score Yet Tangier
  • Actor
1982
75% 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
84% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Daniel Patterson
  • 2008
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Henry Mason
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dr. McManus
  • 2005
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Capt. Jellico
  • 1992

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