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Also Known As: John Ryan Died:
Born: July 30, 1936 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A barrel-chested, silver-haired character player since the late 1960s, Ryan frequently appeared in films and on TV, usually as officials and cops. His feature credits include small turns in two Bob Rafelson 70s classics, "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) and "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972). Ryan had somewhat larger roles as Kennedy in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), as the gung-ho head of the space program in "The Right Stuff" (1983), as the irate Warden Ranken in "Runaway Train" (1985) and as a gangster in "Bound" (1995). Ryan's additional appearances include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" (1984) and "Fatal Beauty" (1987). His largest TV roles to date have been in the movie "Death Scream" (1975) and the miniseries "Kennedy" (1983).

A barrel-chested, silver-haired character player since the late 1960s, Ryan frequently appeared in films and on TV, usually as officials and cops. His feature credits include small turns in two Bob Rafelson 70s classics, "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) and "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972). Ryan had somewhat larger roles as Kennedy in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), as the gung-ho head of the space program in "The Right Stuff" (1983), as the irate Warden Ranken in "Runaway Train" (1985) and as a gangster in "Bound" (1995). Ryan's additional appearances include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" (1984) and "Fatal Beauty" (1987). His largest TV roles to date have been in the movie "Death Scream" (1975) and the miniseries "Kennedy" (1983).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bound (1996) Mickey Malnato
3.
 Viper (1994) John Blackstone
4.
 Young Goodman Brown (1994) The Devil
5.
 Star Time (1993) Sam Bones
6.
 Hoffa (1992) Red Bennett
7.
 Blood River (1991) Logan
8.
 Class of 1999 (1990) Mr Hardin
9.
 Eternity (1990) Prosecutor/Thomas
10.
 Delta Force 2: The Columbian Connection (1990) General Taylor
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Milestones close milestones

1967:
Film debut "The Tiger Makes Out"
1975:
TV debut "Archer"
1975:
First TV starring role, "Death Scream" a TV-movie co-starring Raul Julia

Education

City College of New York: New York , New York -

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