Glass, Ron 1945–

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GLASS, Ron 1945–


Born July 10, 1945, in Evansville, IN; son of Crump and Lethia Glass. Education: University of Evansville, B.A., drama and literature, 1968.

Addresses: Agent—Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates, 8675 West Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Culver City, CA 90232.

Career: Actor and director. Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, company member, 1968–72. Chairperson of the board, Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center (a non-profit organization working to empower children in underprivileged communities).

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Hollywood Academy of Television and Radio Artists, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Alpha Psi Omega.

Awards, Honors: William A. Gumbertz Award, 1968; Alumni Certificate of Excellence, 1975, and Medal of Honor Award, in recognition of acting achievements, University of Evansville; Community Award, Los Angeles Sentinel, 1975; Dionysus Award, Hollywood Club Forum International, 1977; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, 1982, for Barney Miller; Pearl Le Compte Award; Hollywood/Beverly Hills NAACP Theatre Award, for Speed of Darkness.


Film Appearances:

Quintus, The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (also known as Vrooder's Hooch), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Narrator, Sound of Sunshine—Sound of Rain, 1983.

Jerry Merris, Deep Space, Trans World Entertainment, 1987.

Derek Bond, Houseguest (also known as House Guest), Buena Vista, 1994.

Dr. David Wahl, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Allen Smith, Back in Business (also known as Heart of Stone), PFG Entertainment, 1997.

Mr. Creighton, Deal of a Lifetime, Tomorrow Film, 1999.

President Duquesne, Unbowed, 1999.

Voice of Dr. Lazenby and Tech number two, Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista, 2001.

Himself, Here's How It Was: The Making of "Firefly" (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Shepherd Book, Serenity, Universal, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Ron Harris, Barney Miller, ABC, 1975–82.

Felix Ungar, The New Odd Couple, ABC, 1982–83.

Don Philips, Rhythm and Blues, NBC, 1992–93.

Voice of Randy Carmichael, Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1992–2004.

Ronald Felcher, Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1996.

The Head/God's cousin Rod, Teen Angel, ABC, 1997–98.

Shepherd Book, Firefly (also known as Firefly: The Series), Fox, 2002.

Voice of Randy Carmichael, All Grown Up (also known as Rugrats All Grown Up; animated), Nickelodeon, 2003–.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mr. Brown, Shirts and Skins (also known as Shirts/Skins), ABC, 1973.

Ray Buren, Beg, Borrow, or Steal, ABC, 1973.

Change at 125th Street, 1974.

LaRue Williams, Let's Switch, 1975.

Jerry Grant, Crash (also known as Crash of Flight 401), ABC, 1978.

Midnight Brewster, Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster, NBC, 1985.

Eric Brenner, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, NBC, 1986.

Marcus Cortland, Incognito, BET, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Change at 125th Street, CBS, 1974.

Graham Redmond, The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (documentary), TV Land, 2002.

Himself, Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera (documentary), TV Land, 2002.

Himself, Sci Fi Inside: Serenity, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hucklebuck, "The Card Sharps," Sanford and Son, NBC, 1972.

"Reunion," Insight, syndicated, 1973.

Jack, "Everybody Tells the Truth," All in the Family, CBS, 1973.

Whitnauer, "Florida's Affair," Maude, CBS, 1973.

J. Paul, "Tricks Are No Treats," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1973.

Second repairman, "Fit, Fat, and 41," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1973.

"Elephant in a Cage," Griff, ABC, 1973.

"The Case of the Tortured Titan," New Perry Mason, CBS, 1974.

Mr. Anderson, "The Encyclopedia Hustle," Good Times, CBS, 1974.

Herman, "Once a Thief," Sanford and Son, NBC, 1974.

Mr. Pearson, "Cross-Town Buses Run All Day, Doo Dah, Doo Dah," Good Times, CBS, 1974.

Black Knight, "This Lance for Hire," When Things Were Rotten, ABC, 1975.

Himself, Showoffs, 1975.

Arlen Washington, "The Thrill Killers: Parts 1 & 2," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1976.

Guest panelist, The $10,000 Pyramid, 1978.

Conductor Slatterly, "Hartland Express," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981.

The devil, "I of Newton," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Mr. Stone, "The Audit," 227, 1987.

Mr. Stone, "There Goes the Building," 227, 1987.

Jason Lockwood, "Witness for the Defense," Amen, 1989.

Buddy Goodrich, "False Arrest," Family Matters, 1989.

Jason Lockwood, "Miracle on the 134th Street: Parts 1 & 2," Amen, 1990.

Lieutenant Hanrahan, "Incident in Lot 7," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Punch, "It's Not So Easy Being Green," Designing Women, 1993.

Judge Kent, "Reasonable Doubts," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Russell, "The One Where Ross Hugs Friends," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Russell, "The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Charlie Winters, "The Blame Game," Twice in a Lifetime, 1999.

"Animal Planet: Part 1," Jack & Jill, The WB, 2000.

Professor Bradford, "Too Much Pressure," Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, The WB, 2000.

Loken, "Nightingale," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 2000.

Dr. Bradley, "The Big Snip," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.

Voice of The Talking Baby, "Spelling Bee," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2001.

Voice of The Talking Baby, "Makeover," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2001.

Barry, "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," The Division, Lifetime, 2004.

Himself, "When Real Life and Screen Life Collide," TV Land Confidential, TV Land, 2005.

Himself, "Writing, Rehearsing & Recording," TV Land Confidential, TV Land, 2005.

Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 2005.

Also appeared in Room 222.

Television Director; Episodic:

Directed Stat.

Stage Appearances:

Jim Crockett, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Billy Rose Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1968–69.

Chorus, "Agamemnon" and chorus, "Eumenides," The House of Atreus, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1968–69.

Day of Absence, 1970.

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, 1972.

Also appeared as a Vietnam veteran, Speed of Darkness; Judge Brack, Hedda Gabler, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA; in Julius Caesar, Sergeant Musgrave's Dance, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, Misalliance, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Dutchman, all at Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN.