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Mitchell Ryan

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Photos Mitchell Ryan Birth name: Mitchell Ryan
Birth date: 1928/01/11 (95 years old)
Birth place : Louisville Kentucky

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Biography for Mitchell Ryan

American character actor born in Cincinnati and raised in Louisville, Mitchell Ryan is a well known supporting actor in films and television. During his term in the Navy in 1951, he was assigned to the Special Services Entertainment and became hooked on acting. After his term in the Navy, he appeared in dozens of plays until he received notice as playing a regular in TV's "Dark Shadows" (1966) for three years.

Beginning in the 70s, he received work in motion pictures including Monte Walsh (1970), Magnum Force (1973) and in Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter (1973). He had a small part in Universal's Midway (1976) and returned to act in numerous soaps and television series, among them included a recurring guest role in "Having Babies" (1978), "Executive Suite" (1976), "Chisholms, The" (1980)_ and "All My Children" (1970) and a growing list of television films and TV guest appearances. Ryan is probably best known for portraying the villain that Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are after in Lethal Weapon (1987), but his career included several supporting roles in the past ten years including Judge Dredd (1995), Michael Myers' nemesis in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Liar Liar (1997) with Jim Carrey and as Harrison Ford's chief out to get Brad Pitt in The Devil's Own (1997).

Mitchell Ryan was born on January 11, 1928 in Kentucky. He has shot in various TV series including General Hospital, Santa Barbara and Dharma and Greg. He also filmed for cinema in High Plains Drifter with Clint Eastwood but also with James Carrey, Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford. He is best known for having interpreted the villain in the fatal weapon 1 with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Mitchell Ryan is an American actor born January 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He started his acting career in the 1950s and continued to play in films, television series and plays for more than six decades. He is known for his roles in films such as "Harper", "The godfather leaves II" and "Network", as well as in television series such as "Dynasty", "Enigma in San Francisco" and "Burn Notice".

Ryan grew up in Ohio and studied theater at Xavier University in Cincinnati. After graduating, he left for New York to pursue an acting career. He started working in Off-Brroadway theatrical productions, including a representation of "The Crucible" with Arthur Miller. In 1956, he made his cinema debut in the film "The Ohio Kids".

During his career, Ryan has played in numerous films, notably "The Godfather Part II" (1974), "Network" (1976) and "Harper" (1966). He also played in popular television series such as "enigma in San Francisco" (1969-1970), "Dynasty" (1981-1989) and "Burn Notice" (2007-2013). In addition to his work as an actor, Ryan also directed several episodes of different television series.

Despite his advanced age, Ryan continues to work as an actor. He recently played in films such as "Gone" (2012) and "American Violence" (2017), as well as in television series such as "MacGyver" (2016-2017) and "The Young and the Restless" (2017 -2018). He is considered one of the most respected and talented actors of his generation, and was praised for his ability to play complex and nuanced characters.


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Title Role
Llorona Gone Wild (2007) (V) Doug
Love for Rent (2005) Doctor
The Drew Carey Show Woody (1 episode, 2004)
The West Wing Senator Roland Pierce (1 episode, 2004)
Justice League Highfather / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Dharma & Greg Edward Montgomery (119 episodes, 1997-2002)
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan) Frank Agostini
Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (1998) (TV) Averell Harriman
The Practice Judge George Nelson (1 episode, 1997)
Spy Game Morganthal (1 episode, 1997)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) (as Mitchell Ryan) Mr. Bart Newberry
Liar Liar (1997) (as Mitchell Ryan) Mr. Allan
Dark Skies William Paley (1 episode, 1997)
The Devil's Own (1997) (as Mitchell Ryan) Chief Jim Kelly
Wings Jonathan Clayton (3 episodes, 1996)
Champs Mr. Schuster (1 episode, 1996)
Ed (1996) Abe Woods
A Face to Die For (1996) (TV) Joe Thomas
Raven Hawk (1996) (TV) White
Silk Stalkings Grant Everett (2 episodes, 1995)
The Single Guy Mr. Bremley / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Murder, She Wrote Capt. Ernest Lenko / ... (4 episodes, 1985-1995)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) (as Mitchell Ryan) Dr. Terence Wynn
Judge Dredd (1995) (as Mitchell Ryan) Vardas Hammond
Gramps (1995) (TV) Oliver
Speechless (1994) Wannamaker
Blue Sky (1994) (as Mitchell Ryan) Ray Stevens
One West Waikiki Cosmetic Surgeon (1 episode, 1994)
Renegade Dallas Shields / ... (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Walker, Texas Ranger Judge Ridley (1 episode, 1994)
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan) Chief Carson
General Hospital (1963) TV series Frank Smith #2 (unknown episodes, 1993-1994)
NYPD Blue Jack Hanlan (1 episode, 1993)
Star (1993) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan) Harrison Barclay
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) (as Mitchell Ryan) Senator Gray Edwards
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1993) Kenneth Davenport
Majority Rule (1992) (TV)
2000 Malibu Road (1992) TV series Porter (unknown episodes)
Dirty Work (1992) (TV)
The Young Riders (1 episode, 1992)
Mann & Machine Bennet Tyler (1 episode, 1992)
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) Simms
Matlock Ellis Blake (1 episode, 1991)
In a Child's Name (1991) (TV) Peter Chappell
Deadly Game (1991) (TV)
Hunter Tom Reed (1 episode, 1991)
The Golden Girls Rex Huntington (1 episode, 1991)
L.A. Law (1 episode, 1990)
Judgment (1990) (TV) Dave Davis
Who's the Boss? Jack (1 episode, 1990)
Jake and the Fatman Ethan Mitchell (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Santa Barbara (1984) TV series Anthony Tonnell (unknown episodes, 1989)
Hardball (1 episode, 1989)
Mission: Impossible Admiral Edgar Sheppard (1 episode, 1989)
Margaret Bourke-White (1989) (TV) Patton
Star Trek: The Next Generation Kyle Riker (1 episode, 1989)
The Ryan White Story (1989) (TV) Tom
Winter People (1989) (as Mitchell Ryan) Drury Campbell
Favorite Son (1988) TV mini-series (as Mitchell Ryan) Vice President Dan Eastman
Lethal Weapon (1987) (as Mitchell Ryan) General Peter McAllister
St. Elsewhere (1 episode, 1987)
The Penalty Phase (1986) (TV) Judge Donald Faulkner
Northstar (1986) (TV) Colonel Even Marshall
All My Children Alex Hunter (1 episode, 1985-1987)
Hostage Flight (1985) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan) Captain Malone
North and South (1985) TV mini-series Tillet Main
The A-Team Ike Hagen (1 episode, 1985)
Riptide Col. John Litvak (1 episode, 1985)
Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985) TV mini-series Robert McNamara
Fatal Vision (1984) (TV) Paul Strombaugh
Dallas Cpt. Merwin Fogerty (3 episodes, 1984)
Hotel Steve Cutler (1 episode, 1984)
Hardcastle and McCormick Sheriff Carter (2 episodes, 1984)
Hart to Hart Ramsey T. MacLaish (1 episode, 1983)
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983) (TV) Charlie McCourt
High Performance (1983) TV series Brennan Flannery (unknown episodes)
Uncommon Valor (1983) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan) Chief Tom Riordan
Medea (1983/I) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan) Jason
King's Crossing Sam Garrett (1 episode, 1982)
Of Mice and Men (1981) (TV) Slim
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981) (TV) Hugh Hefner
The Five of Me (1981) (TV) Dr. Ralph B. Allison
The Monkey Mission (1981) (TV) Keyes
The Choice (1981) (TV) Jerry Clements
Angel City (1980) (TV) Silas Creedy
The Chisholms (1980) TV series Cooper Hawkins (unknown episodes)
Flesh & Blood (1979) (TV) Jack Fallon
Family Mike Dunston (1 episode, 1978)
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978) (TV) Lt. Col. Applegate
Having Babies (1978) TV series Dr. Blake Simmons
Having Babies III (1978) (TV) Dr. Blake Simmons
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977) (TV) Mathew Sullivan
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977) (TV) Jethro Lundy
Escape from Bogen County (1977) (TV) Ambler Bowman
Most Wanted (1 episode, 1977)
The Hemingway Play (1977) (TV) (as Mitchell Ryan)
Two-Minute Warning (1976) (as Mitchell Ryan) The priest
Executive Suite (1976) TV series Don Walling (unknown episodes)
Midway (1976) (uncredited) RAdm. Aubrey W. Fitch
The Entertainer (1976) (TV) Mr. Pasko
The Blue Knight (1 episode, 1976)
The Rockford Files Army Colonel Hopkins (1 episode, 1975)
Baretta Bax Baxter (1 episode, 1975)
Barnaby Jones Dennis Kelly (1 episode, 1975)
Cannon A. A. Simmons / ... (3 episodes, 1971-1975)
The Manhunter (1 episode, 1974)
Magnum Force (1973) (as Mitchell Ryan) Officer Charlie McCoy
Chase Police Capt. Chase Reddick (1 episode, 1973)
Electra Glide in Blue (1973) (as Mitchell Ryan) Harve Poole
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) (as Mitchell Ryan) Waters
High Plains Drifter (1973) (as Mitchell Ryan) Dave Drake
The Streets of San Francisco Abel Hoffman (1 episode, 1973)
Chase (1973) (TV) Captain Chase Reddick
The Fuzz Brothers (1973) (as Mitchell Ryan) Ben
A Reflection of Fear (1973) Inspector McKenna
The Honkers (1972) (as Mitchell Ryan) Lowell
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1 episode, 1971)
Chandler (1971) (as Mitchell Ryan) Charles 'Chuck' Kincaid
The Hunting Party (1971) (as Mitchell Ryan) Doc Harrison
My Old Man's Place (1971) Sgt. Martin Flood
Monte Walsh (1970) Shorty Austin
The High Chaparral Jelks (1 episode, 1970)
N.Y.P.D. Joseph Robert Maloney (1 episode, 1967)
Coronet Blue Oscar Davis (1 episode, 1967)
Dark Shadows Burke Devlin / ... (107 episodes, 1966-1967)
The Defenders Harry Cook (2 episodes, 1961-1965)
Naked City Marty Minters / ... (4 episodes, 1961-1963)
'Way Out Bill Fontaine (1 episode, 1961)
Brenner (1 episode, 1959)


SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Foundation President.

Was fired from the cast of "Dark Shadows" (1966) due to a then-drinking problem.

Joined the Navy in 1951 to escape an unhappy home life.



Father was a novelty salesman.

Has three children.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 04/07/2008 by abdest

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