Cox, Ronny 1938–

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Cox, Ronny 1938–

(Daniel Ronald Cox)


Full name, Daniel Ronald Cox; born July 23, 1938, in Cloudcroft, NM; son of Bob P. (a carpenter) and Lounette (maiden name, Rucker) Cox; married Mary Grif-fith (a writer), September 10, 1960; children: Brian, John. Education: Eastern New Mexico University, B.A., 1963; studied drama at Georgetown University.

Addresses: Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Levine Entertainment, 9028 Sunset Blvd., Penthouse 1, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, producer, and writer. Also a guitarist with the group the Song Farmers.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Drew Ballinger, Deliverance, Warner Bros., 1972.

Himself, The Dangerous World of "Deliverance" (documentary), 1972.

Sergeant Boford Miles, The Happiness Cage (also known as The Demon Within and The Mind Snatchers), Cinerama, 1972.

Ozark Bule, Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1976.

Luke, The Car (also known as DeathMobile), Universal, 1977.

Commander Samuelson, Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1978.

Willis Newton, Harper Valley, PTA, April Fools Productions, 1978.

Detective Sergeant Pierce Brooks, The Onion Field, Avco-Embassy, 1979.

Colonel Kerby, Taps (also known as The Siege at Bunker Hill: T.A.P.S.), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Eli MacCleary, The Beast Within, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Colonel Powers, Some Kind of Hero, Paramount, 1982.

Bob Steele, Tangiers (also known as Tanger and Tangier), 1982.

Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil, Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984.

Pete Canfield, Courage (also known as Raw Courage), New World Pictures, 1984.

Mr. Swain (Louden's father), Vision Quest (also known as Crazy for You), Warner Bros., 1985.

Captain Jensen, Hollywood Vice Squad (also known as The Boulevard), Concorde, 1986.

Bennett, Steele Justice, Atlantic Releasing, 1987.

Captain/Chief Andrew Bogomil, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987.

Richard "Dick" Jones, Robocop, Orion, 1987.

(Uncredited) General Balentine, "The Unknown Soldier," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), 1987.

Lieutenant McCoy, One Man Force, Shapiro-Glickenhaus, 1989.

Bob Smiley, Loose Cannons, TriStar, 1990.

The president, Martians Go Home!, Taurus, 1990.

Vilos Cohaagen, Total Recall, TriStar, 1990.

Dr. Stephan Carter, Scissors, Paramount, 1991.

President Tom Kimball, Captain America, TriStar, 1992.

Narrator, Undercover Cop (also known as Undercover Cop: The Murder of Sgt. George Aguilar), American International Pictures Home Video, 1994.

Psalms from the Underground (short film), Humble Journey Films, 1996.

President Jack Neil, Murder at 1600, Warner Bros., 1997.

Mr. Rankin, Pants on Fire, 1997.

Chief Justice William Webb, Puraido: Unmei no toki (also known as Pride and Pride: The Fateful Moment), Tokyo Film Productions, 1998.

School principal Larry Struble, Frog and Wombat, Showcase Entertainment, 1998.

(Uncredited) Executive, Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999.

Hadley, Forces of Nature, DreamWorks, 1999.

Dave Reed, Losing Grace, Alpha Film Group, 2001.

Doc Mimms, Zee's dad, American Outlaws (also known as Jesse James), Warner Bros., 2001.

Ben Thorpe, The Boys of Sunset Ridge, PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

Dr. Delazo, Crazy as Hell, Artistic License, 2002.

The chief, The L.A. Riot Spectacular, 2005.

Film Work:

(With Robert Rosen) Producer, Courage (also known as Raw Courage), New World Pictures, 1984.

Television Appearances; Series:

George Apple, Apple's Way, CBS, 1974–75.

George Winger, Spencer, NBC, 1984–85.

Dr. John Gideon, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987–88.

Chief of police Roger Kendrick, Cop Rock, ABC, 1990.

George Cook, Second Chances, CBS, 1993–94.

James Lee Delacroy, Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994–95.

Voices of Senator Scott McMillan and Billy Kincaid, Spawn (animated; also known as Todd McFarlane's "Spawn"), HBO, 1997–99.

Voice of Doc, Invasion America (animated), The WB, 1998.

Director Alex Pierce III, The Agency, CBS, 2001.

Robert Kinsey, a recurring role, Stargate SG-1, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tracy Gibbs, One Last Ride, 1980.

William Rieker, Favorite Son (also known as Target: Favorite Son), NBC, 1988.

Lee Atwood, CEO North American, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

John Ramsey, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (also known as Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Boulder), CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jake Clatt, Look Homeward, Angel, 1972.

Roper, Hernandez, 1973.

Everett Hutchneker, The Connection, ABC, 1973.

Al Moore, Rx for Defense, 1973.

David Harrod, A Case of Rape, NBC, 1974.

Sergeant Finis Brown, Who Is the Black Dahlia?, NBC, 1975.

George McNamara, Having Babies (also known as Giving Birth), 1976.

Dr. Paul Hanley, Corey: For the People, NBC, 1977.

Dr. Teague Summer, The Girl Called Hatter Fox (also known as Lost Legacy), CBS, 1977.

Cal MacCracken, Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II, CBS, 1978.

Jim Clark, Transplant, CBS, 1979.

Major Frank Perrin, When Hell Was in Session, NBC, 1979.

Bernard Coy, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (also known as Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes), NBC, 1980.

Kurt Evans, The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (also known as Kavik, the Wolf Dog), NBC, 1980.

Mike Sylvester, Fugitive Family, CBS, 1980.

Sid Pachanski, The Last Song, CBS, 1980.

Frank Dawson, Fallen Angel, CBS, 1981.

Coach Larry Snyder, The Jesse Owens Story, syndicated, 1984.

Dan Leone, Reckless Disregard, Showtime, 1985.

Bob Swenson, The Abduction of Kari Swenson, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Kenderly, Baby Girl Scott, CBS, 1987.

Agent Benjamin "Ben" Grogan, In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (also known as Bloody Friday and The F.B.I. Murders), NBC, 1988.

George Baker, Scandal in a Small Town (also known as The Education of Leda Beth Vincent), NBC, 1988.

Charlie Ward, The Comeback, CBS, 1989.

Matthew Farrell, When We Were Young (also known as That Magic Moment), NBC, 1989.

Max Parrish, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (also known as Perry Mason: The Case of the Bad Blood Wedding), NBC, 1992.

McLaughlin, With Murder in Mind (also known as With Savage Intent), CBS, 1992.

Grant, A Part of the Family, Lifetime, 1994.

Coach Scarpelli, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goaf Manigault (also known as Angel of Harlem and Rebound), HBO, 1996.

Mike Davis, Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (also known as The Jim Valvano Story), CBS, 1996.

Warren Carlson (Karen's father), Childhood Sweethearts?, CBS, 1997.

Benjamin Cromwell, Y2K (also known as Countdown to Chaos and Y2K: The Movie), NBC, 1999.

Harlan Gotch, Secret of Giving, CBS, 1999.

Mick Andrews, Love Lessons (also known as A Time to Decide), CBS, 2000.

Chief Gray, Point of Origin (also known as In the Heat of Fire), HBO, 2002.

Buddy, Angel in the Family, Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Signalman, "Pueblo" (also known as "Pueblo Affair"), ABC Theatre, ABC, 1973.

Editor Webb, Our Town, NBC, 1977.

Jim Casio, "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story" (also known as "Just a Regular Kid"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1987.

Walt Karlson, "Roughhouse" (also known as "House and Home"), CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988.

Twin Peaks and Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1990.

Himself, The Making of "Total Recall," 1990.

Melissa Gilbert, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Re-Decision 2003: The California Recall, Comedy Central, 2003.

Himself, Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10, Sky, 2004.

Himself, I Love the '90s: Part Deux, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Al Moore, Rx for the Defense, ABC, 1973.

Roper, Hernandez, Houston P.D., NBC, 1973.

George McNamara, Having Babies (also known as Giving Birth), ABC, 1976.

Doug Fitzpatrick, First Time, Second Time, CBS, 1980.

Director Alex Pierce III, The Agency, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Norman Fields, "The Manhattan Beat," Madigan, NBC, 1972.

Lucas, "New Man," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1972.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1974.

"The Chicago Conspiracy Trial," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS, 1975.

Buck Nolan, "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger," Ellery Queen (also known as The Adventures of Ellery Queen), NBC, 1976.

"Unwelcome Neighbor," The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, NBC, 1977.

"Devil Pack," Tales of the Unexpected, NBC, 1977.

Tom Elgin, "Reunion/Anniversary," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

"Siege of 31 August," Darkroom, ABC, 1981.

Ted Hahn, "Two of a Kind," GE Theater, CBS, 1982.

Franklin Reed, "Where's Poppa?," Family Ties, NBC, 1985.

Mayor Powers, "Death Stalks the Big Top: Parts 1 & 2," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Sam Medwick, "Road Hog," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, Sam Medwick, "Road Hog," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1986.

Judge Campbell, "His Honor's Offer," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Captain Edward Jellico, "Chain of Command: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1992.

Mason Paine, "Bourbon Cowboy," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

"The Last M.I.A.," Time Trax, syndicated, 1994.

Dr. Harding, "The Pressure to Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Admiral Harrigan, "Lt. Hobson, USN," Early Edition, CBS, 1998.

District Attorney Scott Colby, "Passing Go," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Senator Robert Kinsey, "Politics," Stargate SG-1, Showtime, 1998.

District Attorney Scott Colby, "Split Decisions," The Practice, ABC, 1999.

Lieutenant Colonel Lester Glade, "Deja Vu," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 1999.

Jeffries, "Separation," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Senator Robert Kinsey, "Chain Reaction," Stargate SG-1, Showtime, 2001.

President Robert Kinsey, "2010," Stargate SG-1, Showtime, 2001.

Senator Robert Kinsey, "2001," Stargate SG-1, Showtime, 2001.

Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Comedy Central, 2003.

Claire's father, "Chapter Sixty-Six," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Dr. McManus, "Design," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Mr. Hammond, "Judge, Jury and Executioner," Medium, NBC and CTV, 2005.

Senator Joe Peck, "The Price You Pay," Commander in Chief, ABC, 2006.

Henry Mason, "Don't Look at Me," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

Also appeared as voice, Men in Black: The Series (animated; also known as MiB), The WB.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Bruz, King KoKo, Portales, NM, 1951.

(Broadway debut) Jesse James, Indians, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Miles, The Happiness Cage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Also appeared as Grey, Richard III, Delacorte Theatre, New York City; Vernon and first neighbor, The Chronicles of King Henry VI, Part 1, Delacorte Theatre, New York City; Bevis, Sinkloe, and Montague, The Chronicles of King Henry VI, Part 2, Delacorte Theatre, New York City. Appeared with the Arena Stage Theatre, Washington, DC, 1960s.

Major Tours:

Toured as Johnny Buccannon, Summer and Smoke, various venues, including the Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.


Video Games:

Voice of Admiral Aken Bosch, Freespace 2, 1999.

Voice of General Adams, Killzone, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2004.


Ronny Cox, PolyGram, 1993.

Released another country-music album.



(With Mary Cox) Courage (also known as Raw Courage), New World Pictures, 1984.


Writes music for the group the Song Farmers.



Starlog, August, 1990, pp. 53-56, 64.