Ronny Cox

Actor, Singer, Songwriter
For much of the 1970s and early 1980s, rangy character actor Ronny Cox was the actor of choice to play quiet, genial second fiddles who offered compassionate support to the leading men in Hollywood features and ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1938 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA

Filmography

Actor (113)

Beyond the Reach 2015 (Movie)

Sheriff Robb (Actor)

Losing Grace 2014 (Movie)

Dave Reed (Actor)

Leverage 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Dexter 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Truth Be Told 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

Tom Stevens (Actor)

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tell Me You Love Me 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Riot Spectacular 2006 (Movie)

Chief Gates (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 1998, 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Re-Decision 2003: The California Recall 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crazy As Hell 2002 (Movie)

Dr. Delazo (Actor)

Melissa Gilbert 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Agency 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

American Outlaws 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Mimms (Actor)

Early Edition 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Secret of Giving 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Hadley (Actor)

The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Frog and Wombat 1998 (Movie)

School Principal Larry Struble (Actor)

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Pride 1998 (Movie)

Chief Justice Webb (Actor)

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

President Jack Neil (Actor)

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Never Give Up: The Jimmmy V Story 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Undercover Cop 1993 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Cop Rock 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Scissors 1991 (Movie)

Dr Carter (Actor)

Twin Peaks & Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain America 1990 (Movie)

Tom Kimball (Actor)

Loose Cannons 1990 (Movie)

Smiley (Actor)

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

Cohaagen (Actor)

In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

One Man Force 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant McCoy (Actor)

Roughhouse 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

Andrew Bogomil (Actor)

Robocop 1987 (Movie)

Jones (Actor)

Steele Justice 1987 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

The Abduction of Kari Swenson 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Vice Squad 1986 (Movie)

Captain Mike 'Bulldog' Jensen (Actor)

Spencer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

Loudon's Father (Actor)

Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

Lieutenant Bogomil (Actor)

Courage 1983 (Movie)

Pete Canfield (Actor)

Two of a Kind 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Some Kind of Hero 1982 (Movie)

Colonel Powers (Actor)

Fallen Angel 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

First Time, Second Time 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Taps 1981 (Movie)

Colonel Kerby (Actor)

The Last Song 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

One Last Ride 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beast Within 1980 (Movie)

Eli MacCleary (Actor)

The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Onion Field 1979 (Movie)

Sergeant Pierce Brooks (Actor)

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

Commander Samuelson (Actor)

Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 (Movie)

Willis Newton (Actor)

Hugo the Hippo 1978 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Girl Called Hatter Fox 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Town 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Bound For Glory 1976 (Movie)

Ozark Bule (Actor)

The Car 1976 (Movie)

Luke Johnson (Actor)

Apple's Way 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Hernandez, Houston P.D. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Rx For the Defense 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Connection 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Deliverance 1972 (Movie)

Drew Ballinger (Actor)

The Happiness Cage 1971 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

A Case of Rape (TV Show)

Actor

A Part of the Family (TV Show)

Actor

Angel in the Family (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Girl Scott (TV Show)

Actor

Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Show)

Actor

Corey: For the People (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angel (Movie)

Frank Dawson (Actor)

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Fugitive Family (TV Show)

Actor

Having Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Love Lessons (TV Show)

Actor

Point Of Origin (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

Reckless Disregard (TV Show)

Actor

Scandal in a Small Town (TV Show)

Actor

Tangiers (Movie)

(Actor)

The Comeback (TV Show)

Actor

The Jesse Owens Story (TV Show)

Actor

Transplant (TV Show)

Actor

When Hell Was in Session (TV Show)

Actor

When We Were Young (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Show)

Actor

With Murder in Mind (TV Show)

Actor

Y2K (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Beast Within 1980 (Movie)

(Music)
Producer (1)

Courage 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Courage 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

For much of the 1970s and early 1980s, rangy character actor Ronny Cox was the actor of choice to play quiet, genial second fiddles who offered compassionate support to the leading men in Hollywood features and television series. He captured audiences' attention with his first feature, "Deliverance" (1972), which showcased his musical skills in the classic "Dueling Banjos" scene. Later roles in films and TV projects like "A Case of Rape" (NBC, 1974), "Bound for Glory" (CBS, 1976) and "The Onion Field" (ABC, 1979) underscored his folksy, good-natured screen persona. A supporting turn as the tough but ultimately sympathetic Lt. Bogomil in the blockbuster "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) led to a long and prolific period for Cox, which saw him abandon his nice guy roles in favor of hissable villains on the strength of his performances in "RoboCop" (1987) and "Total Recall" (1990). He later shifted his focus to steely patriarchs on television series like "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88) and "Stargate SG-1" (Showtime/Sci Fi Channel, 1997-2007) while touring regularly as a singer-songwriter.

Relationships

Lounette Cox

Mother

Brian Cox

Son

John Cox

Son

Bob Cox

Father

Mary Griffith

Wife

EDUCATION

Georgetown University

Washington D.C.

Eastern New Mexico University

Portales , New Mexico 1963

Milestones

2001

Briefly played the head of the CIA in the CBS drama series "The Agency"

1990

Was in ensemble cast of ill-fated series "Cop Rock"

1984

Played Lt. Bogomil in "Beverly Hills Cop"; produced and starred in feature film "Raw Courage"

1974

Starred in series "Apple's Way"

1973

Made TV-movie debut in "The Connection"

1972

Made film acting debut in "Deliverance"

1968

Made Broadway debut as Jesse James in Arthur Kopit's "Indians", starring Stacy Keach

1951

Made first stage appearance in production of "King KoKo" in Portales, NM

Was in cast of serial drama "Second Chances"

Appeared for one season on "St. Elsewhere"

Appeared on TV series, "Spencer"

Played Melissa Gilbert's father on "Simple Justice"

Took time off from acting to attempt music career in Nashville

Began professional career with the Arena Stage Theater (Washington, DC) in the mid-1960s

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