Ronald L Schwary

Producer
Born and raised in a small Oregon town, Ronald Schwary headed south to Hollywood where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in business and film from UCLA during the late 1960s. While Schwary has acted and directed during ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1944 in The Dalles, Oregon, USA

Filmography

Producer (15)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scent of A Woman 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Brotherhood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

Havana 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Batteries Not Included 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Soldier's Story 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Let's Spend the Night Together 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Production Management (14)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Havana 1990 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Casey's Shadow 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

(additional scenes) (Unit Manager)

Shadow of the Hawk 1976 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Breakout 1975 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1973 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Blue Knight (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Actor (7)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Sheik (Actor)

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

Producer (Actor)

Batteries Not Included 1987 (Movie)

Louie (Actor)

Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

Paul Weintraub (Actor)

Casey's Shadow 1978 (Movie)

Ticket Seller (Actor)

The Cheap Detective 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ultimate Thrill 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (4)

Medium 1987 - 1990, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Now and Again 1987 - 1990, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Sisters 1987 - 1990, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Tour of Duty 1987 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Born and raised in a small Oregon town, Ronald Schwary headed south to Hollywood where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in business and film from UCLA during the late 1960s. While Schwary has acted and directed during his decades in the business, his greatest success has been as a producer for film and television. After winning a DGA Award for assisting in the direction of the '72 pilot episode of "M.A.S.H.," he was an assistant director on the Oscar-winning '73 drama "Save the Tiger," the TV series "Kung Fu," the cult classic "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" and the William Holden TV movie "The Blue Knight." In '76, Schwary became an executive producer on the adventure film "Shadow of the Hawk" and continued with"California Suite" and "The Electric Horseman." He was a producer of the '80 Oscar winner for Best Picture, "Ordinary People," and his production streak continued with "Absence of Malice," "Tootsie," and "Let's Spend the Night Together." Schwary earned another Best Picture Oscar nomination for "A Soldier's Story" ('84), and moved into the '90s producing numerous high-profile comedies and dramas, including "Scent of a Woman," "Sabrina," "Meet Joe Black," and "Random Hearts." He has also produced and/or directed episodes of the TV shows "Tour of Duty," "Sisters," "Now and Again," and the award-winning NBC psychic crime drama "Medium."

Relationships

Susan Carol-Schwary

Wife
born 1948

Brian Schwary

Son
born 1972

Neil Schwary

Son
born 1977

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1963 - 1967
senior manager of the football team

Jesuit High School

Portland , Oregon

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1963 - 1967
senior manager of the football team

D Guild of America

took assistant director's training program

Milestones

1980

First film as full producer, "Ordinary People"; also worked as unit production manager

1978

First film as associate producer, "California Suite"

1976

Began working for producer Ray Stark

Worked as extra, assistant director, production manager (mainly in TV)

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