Mitchell Ryan

Actor
A veteran character player often cast as tough military men or salt-of-the-earth small town Americans, Ryan decided to pursue an acting career after a stint in the special services entertainment unit of the US Navy ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (92)

The Mentalist 2013 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dharma & Greg 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1984 - 1987, 1990 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1984 - 1987, 1990 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1984 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1984 - 1987, 1990 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Single Guy 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Wings 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Lee Marvin: Hollywood's Straight Shooter 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dark Skies 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

Mr Newberry (Actor)

Liar Liar 1997 (Movie)

Mr Allan (Actor)

Spy Game 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

Chief Jim Kelly (Actor)

Champs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Ed 1996 (Movie)

Abe Woods (Actor)

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers 1995 (Movie)

Dr Wynn (Actor)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

Hammond (Actor)

The Watcher 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Blue Sky 1994 (Movie)

Ray Stevens (Actor)

Danielle Steel's "Star" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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One West Waikiki 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Speechless 1994 (Movie)

Wanamaker (Actor)

Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 (Movie)

Gray Edwards (Actor)

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 (Movie)

Simms (Actor)

Dirty Work 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Streets of Beverly Hills 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Deadly Game 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Margaret Bourke-White 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Ryan White Story 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Winter People 1989 (Movie)

Drury Campbell (Actor)

Lethal Weapon 1987 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

Hot Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Uncommon Valor 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Of Mice and Men 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Choice 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Flesh and Blood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Chisholms 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Julie Farr, M.D. 1977 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Having Babies III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Executive Suite 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Two-Minute Warning 1976 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Chase 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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A Reflection of Fear 1973 (Movie)

McKenna (Actor)

Chase 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Electra Glide in Blue 1973 (Movie)

Poole (Actor)

High Plains Drifter 1973 (Movie)

Dave Drake (Actor)

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

Charlie McCoy (Actor)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

Waters (Actor)

The Fuzz Brothers 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Dark Shadows 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Chandler 1970 (Movie)

Charles Kincaid (Actor)

Glory Boy 1970 (Movie)

Sergeant Flood (Actor)

Monte Walsh 1970 (Movie)

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The Honkers 1970 (Movie)

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The Hunting Party 1970 (Movie)

Doc Harrison (Actor)

Thunder Road 1958 (Movie)

Jed Moultrie (Actor)

A Face to Die For (TV Show)

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Angel City (TV Show)

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Escape From Bogen County (TV Show)

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Fatal Vision (TV Show)

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Favorite Son (TV Show)

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Gramps (TV Show)

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High Performance (TV Show)

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Hostage Flight (TV Show)

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In a Child's Name (TV Show)

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Judgment (TV Show)

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King's Crossing (TV Show)

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Majority Rule (TV Show)

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North and South (TV Show)

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Northstar (TV Show)

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Penalty Phase (TV Show)

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Raven Hawk (TV Show)

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The Five of Me (TV Show)

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The Monkey Mission (TV Show)

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Biography

A veteran character player often cast as tough military men or salt-of-the-earth small town Americans, Ryan decided to pursue an acting career after a stint in the special services entertainment unit of the US Navy during the Korean War. He briefly appeared in "Thunder Road" (1958), with Robert Mitchum and then moved to NYC to work for over twenty years on stage and TV. Alternately billed as Mitch or Mitchell Ryan, he made his stage debut in "Whisper to Me" (1960) before joining Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival in 1962. He played the title role in "Baal" and landed a key role opposite Lee Remick in the thriller "Wait Until Dark" (1966). Among his other stage credits are Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (1968), "Medea" (1982) and appearances with the Arena Stage in Washington, DC (1969-70).

Milestones

1997

Had regular role of wealthy businessman Edward Montgomery on the ABC sitcom "Dharma & Greg"

1995

Returned to daytime dramas to play gangster Frank Smith on "General Hospital"

1993

Played rare comic role, "Hot Shots! Part Deux"

1987

First film role in over a decade, "Lethal Weapon"

1985

Played Robert McNamara in miniseries "Robert Kennedy and His Times", CBS; also starred in "North and South" miniseries on ABC

1983

Series regular on "High Performance" (ABC)

1980

Was Cooper Hawkins on the short-lived "The Chisholms" (CBS)

1976

Earliest TV-moive, "The Entertainers" (NBC)

1976

Last film for over a decade, "Two-Minute Warning"

1969

First film in 22 years, "Monte Walsh"

1966

Starred in "Wait Until Dark" on Broadway

1965

Played title role, "Baal" on Broadway

1962

Appeared in various productions as member of the New York Shakespeare Festival

1960

New York stage debut, "Whisper to Me"

1958

Film debut, "Thunder Road"

1951

Served in US Navy during Korean War; assigned to special services entertainment unit

Appeared with Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Co-starred as Dr. Blake Simmons on "Having Babies/Julie Farr, M.D." (ABC)

Raised in Louisville, Kentucky

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Appeared as Burke Devlin on ABC daytime soap "Dark Shadows"

Starred on short-lived primetime soap "Executive Suite" (CBS)

Played lead in NBC police drama "Chase" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list Mr. Ryan's birth year as 1934.

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