Ronny Cox Biography

Birthday: 1938-07-23
Place of Birth: Cloudcroft, New Mexico USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Superbly talented actor / singer / songwriter / musician who has been consistently active in Hollywood for over 35 years portraying a diverse range of characters. Born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Cox received positive reviews in his first film role for his portrayal of ill-fated businessman "Drew Ballinger" in the terrifying backwoods thriller Deliverance (1972) with Cox featuring in the entertaining "Duelling Banjos" sequence of the film. Following this promising start, Cox was regularly guest-starring in numerous TV shows, before scoring the lead in the short-lived family drama "Apple's Way" (1974) and grabbing the critics attention again with an excellent performance in the Emmy nominated telemovie A Case of Rape (1974) (TV). Interestingly, Cox was often at his best playing rigorous authority figures usually in law enforcement or military roles including as a detective in the telemovie Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975) (TV), alongside Charlton Heston in the submarine drama Gray Lady Down (1978), an LA detective pursuing cop killers in The Onion Field (1979), and alongside then-rising stars Tom Cruise and Sean Penn in the powerful Taps (1981). The 1980s was a high profile decade for Cox with strong supporting roles in several blockbusters playing strong-willed figures on both sides of the law. Cox starred alongside box office sensation Eddie Murphy in the mega-hit Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and its sequel Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), as well as portraying sinister company executives in the futuristic sci-fi / action films RoboCop (1987) and Total Recall (1990). Throughout the 1990s, Cox was again prolific, appearing in many TV shows, feature films and high-caliber telemovies - He took control of the USS Enterprise for two episodes as "Captain Edward Jellico" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), and Cox contributed entertaining performances in Murder at 1600 (1997), "Early Edition" (1996), Forces of Nature (1999) and the chilling tale Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000) (TV). Cox has continued to remain busy with more recent performances in "Stargate SG-1" (1997), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999) and the highly popular "Desperate Housewives" (2004). However, when he's not in front of the cameras, Cox can be found touring and demonstrating his musical talents at various music festivals and theatre shows and, to-date, he has released five CDs - an eclectic mixture of jazz, folk and western tunes.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Apple's Way George Apple 1974 Drama
Robocop Dick Jones 1987 Action
Second Chances George Cook 1993 Crime
Imagine That Tom Stevens 2002 - 2002 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Deliverance Drew 1972 0, 0
A Case of Rape 1974 Drama
Bound for Glory Ozark Bule 1976 Drama, Music
Harper Valley PTA Willis Newton 1978
Gray Lady Down 1978
The Onion Field 1979 Comedy
Taps Col. Kerby 1981
Some Kind of Hero 1982 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Jesse Owens Story 1984 Drama, History
Beverly Hills Cop Lt. Andrew Bogomil 1984 Action, Comedy, Crime
Vision Quest 1985 0
Tangiers Bob Steele 1985 Adventure, Action, Crime
Hollywood Vice Squad Captain Jensen 1986 0, 0
RoboCop Dick Jones 1987 Game Show, Sport
Beverly Hills Cop II Capt. 1987 Action, Comedy, Crime
Steele Justice Bennett 1987 Action, Drama
Favorite Son 1988 Thriller
Loose Cannons Bob Smiley 1990
Total Recall Vilos Cohaagen 1990
Martians Go Home 1990 Comedy, Sci Fi
One Man Force McCoy 1990 Action, Crime, Drama
Captain America Tom Kimball 1992
Murder at 1600 President Jack Neil 1997 0, 0, Game Show
Frog and Wombat 1998
The Secret of Giving Harlan Gotch 1999
Forces of Nature 1999 Biography
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town John Ramsey 2000
American Outlaws Doc Mimms, Zee's Dad 2001 0
The Boys of Sunset Ridge Ben Thorpe 2001 Drama
Puraido: Unmei no toki Chief Justice Sir William Webb 2001 Drama, History
Crazy As Hell 2002
The L.A. Riot Spectacular 2006 Comedy
Imagine That Tom Stevens 2009 Comedy, Drama, Family
Age of Dinosaurs Justin 2013 Action
Nadia's Promise President Simmons 2014 Action, Drama