Ron Dean

Over the course of three decades, Ron Dean has built a successful supporting acting career around playing corrupt cops, tough detectives, and no-nonsense authority figures. He soon landed supporting parts in films like ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (68)

A Voice From the Grave 2015 (Movie)

Agent Weston (Actor)

One Small Hitch 2014 (Movie)

Art Burke (Actor)

Chicago Fire 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Beast 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

Wuertz (Actor)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

Navy Captain (Actor)

Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

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Lana's Rain 2004 (Movie)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

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Still Standing 2004 (Tv Show)

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Swimming Upstream 2004 (Movie)

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The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Raising Dad 2002 (Tv Show)

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Special Unit 2 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Perfect Strangers 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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What About Joan 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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35 Miles From Normal 1998 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

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Frasier 1994 - 1995, 1998 (Tv Show)

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Life's Work 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

Sergeant Nick Zingaro (Actor)

Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Detective at McCann House (Actor)

Night of the Lawyers 1996 (Movie)

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Urban Warlords 1996 (Movie)

Victor Zorn (Actor)

Mystery Dance 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Pig Sty 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

Nick's Boy (Actor)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Johnny Sulari (Actor)

The Good Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Rudy 1993 (Movie)

Coach Yonto (Actor)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

Detective Kelly (Actor)

Shaking the Tree 1992 (Movie)

Duke's Father (Actor)

The Babe 1992 (Movie)

Umpire Owens (Actor)

Cold Justice 1991 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

The Package 1989 (Movie)

Karl Richards (Actor)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

Lukich (Actor)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

Uncle Pat (Actor)

Crime Story 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Glory Days 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

Mourner (Actor)

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Ed Bedsole (Actor)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

Guy in Crowd (Actor)

Code of Silence 1985 (Movie)

Brennan (Actor)

Lady Blue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Pink Nights 1985 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

Andy's Father (Actor)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

Detective with Bullhorn (Actor)

The Big Score 1982 (Movie)

Kowalski (Actor)

Continental Divide 1981 (Movie)

Pleska (Actor)

The Last Affair 1975 (Movie)

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A Labor of Love 1974 (Movie)

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Angel Street (TV Show)

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Dream Breakers (TV Show)

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Hammer, Slammer, and Slade (TV Show)

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Heart of Steel (TV Show)

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Lady Blue (TV Show)

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Legacy of Lies (TV Show)

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Camera, Film, & Tape (5)

9/11: 10 Years Later 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The Century: America's Time 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Ingrid Bergman (TV Show)

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Biography

Over the course of three decades, Ron Dean has built a successful supporting acting career around playing corrupt cops, tough detectives, and no-nonsense authority figures. He soon landed supporting parts in films like "Risky Business", about one high school teenager's wild weekend, and "The Toughest Man in the World", which starred Mr. T as a soft on the inside nightclub bouncer who mentors a group of disadvantaged kids. In 1985, Dean landed a small but memorable role as Emilio Estevez' overbearing father in the classic "Brat Pack" film, "The Breakfast Club", and later appeared as an off the rails cop in the short-lived legal drama, "Lady Blue". Dean next played a tough Chicago police chief in the quickly canceled, "Crime Story", which followed the uneasy relationship between a mobster and the detective out to destroy him; the show's reliance on drawn-out storylines and realistic dialogue later proved a major influence on shows like "Wiseguy" and "The Sopranos". He worked steadily through the '80s, most notably appearing as Tom Cruise's wise uncle in the barroom drama, "Cocktail". After portraying a shady cop in the 1993 film adaptation of the '60s chase thriller, "The Fugitive", Dean joined the cast of the fantasy mystery series, "Early Edition", as an aging Chicago police detective and later appeared opposite Gary Oldman and Aaron Eckhart as a double-crossing cop in the blockbuster film, "The Dark Knight".

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