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Also Known As: Daniel Ronald Cox Died:
Born: July 23, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA Profession: actor, singer, songwriter

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Reach, The (2014)
2.
 Casting By (2013)
3.
 Age of Dinosaurs (2013)
4.
 Truth Be Told (2011)
5.
 Imagine That (2009)
6.
 L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005) The Chief
7.
 Crazy As Hell (2002) Dr. Delazo
8.
 Point Of Origin (2002) Chief Gray
9.
 American Outlaws (2001) Doctor Mimms
10.
 Love Lessons (2000) Mick Andrews
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1951:
Made first stage appearance in production of "King KoKo" in Portales, NM
:
Began professional career with the Arena Stage Theater (Washington, DC) in the mid-1960s
1969:
Made Broadway debut as Jesse James in Arthur Kopit's "Indians", starring Stacy Keach
1972:
Made film acting debut in "Deliverance"
1973:
Made TV-movie debut in "The Connection"
1974:
Starred in series "Apple's Way"
1984:
Played Lt. Bogomil in "Beverly Hills Cop"; produced and starred in feature film "Raw Courage"
:
Appeared on TV series, "Spencer"
:
Appeared for one season on "St. Elsewhere"
1990:
Was in ensemble cast of ill-fated series "Cop Rock"
:
Took time off from acting to attempt music career in Nashville
:
Was in cast of serial drama "Second Chances"
:
Played Melissa Gilbert's father on "Simple Justice"
2001:
Briefly played the head of the CIA in the CBS drama series "The Agency"
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Education

Georgetown University: -
Eastern New Mexico University: Portales , New Mexico - 1963

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wife:
Mary Griffith. Writer.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Bob P Cox. Carpenter.
mother:
Lounette Cox.
son:
Brian Cox.
son:
John Cox.
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