John P Ryan

Actor
A barrel-chested, silver-haired character player since the late 1960s, Ryan frequently appeared in films and on TV, usually as officials and cops. His feature credits include small turns in two Bob Rafelson 70s ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1936 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

Mickey Malnato (Actor)

Bad Blood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Goodman Brown 1994 (Movie)

The Devil (Actor)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 (Movie)

of Buzz Bronski (Voice)

Johnny Bago 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Time 1993 (Movie)

Sam Bones (Actor)

Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

Red Bennett (Actor)

Class of 1999 1990 (Movie)

Mr Hardin (Actor)

Delta Force II 1990 (Movie)

General Taylor (Actor)

Eternity 1990 (Movie)

Prosecutor/Thomas (Actor)

Best of the Best 1989 (Movie)

Jennings (Actor)

City of Shadows 1988 (Movie)

Sergeant Fireman (Actor)

Paramedics 1988 (Movie)

Captain Prescott (Actor)

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

Wieser (Actor)

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987 (Movie)

Nathan White (Actor)

Fatal Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Lieutenant Kellerman (Actor)

Three O'Clock High 1987 (Movie)

Mr O'Rourke (Actor)

Avenging Force 1986 (Movie)

Glastenbury (Actor)

Runaway Train 1985 (Movie)

Warden Ranken (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Joe Flynn (Actor)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

Lieutenant Parmentel (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Head of Program (Actor)

The Escape Artist 1981 (Movie)

Vernon (Actor)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 (Movie)

Kennedy (Actor)

Willow B: Women in Prison 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Last Flight of Noah's Ark 1979 (Movie)

Coslough (Actor)

A Killing Affair 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Alive 2 1977 (Movie)

Frank Davis (Actor)

Futureworld 1976 (Movie)

Dr Schneider (Actor)

Archer 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Missouri Breaks 1975 (Movie)

Si (Actor)

Blood River (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor

Kill Me If You Can (TV Show)

Actor

Shooting Stars (TV Show)

Actor

Target Risk (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A barrel-chested, silver-haired character player since the late 1960s, Ryan frequently appeared in films and on TV, usually as officials and cops. His feature credits include small turns in two Bob Rafelson 70s classics, "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) and "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972). Ryan had somewhat larger roles as Kennedy in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), as the gung-ho head of the space program in "The Right Stuff" (1983), as the irate Warden Ranken in "Runaway Train" (1985) and as a gangster in "Bound" (1995). Ryan's additional appearances include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" (1984) and "Fatal Beauty" (1987). His largest TV roles to date have been in the movie "Death Scream" (1975) and the miniseries "Kennedy" (1983).

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

1975

TV debut "Archer"

1975

First TV starring role, "Death Scream" a TV-movie co-starring Raul Julia

1967

Film debut "The Tiger Makes Out"

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