Actor Ron Dean

Ron Dean (born August 15, 1938) is an American film and television actor. He appeared in films including Rudy, Risky Business, The Breakfast Club, Cocktail, The Babe, The Fugitive, The Client, and The Dark Knight. He is known for often playing detectives and other law-enforcement characters, most notably Det. Marion Zeke Crumb in the television show Early Edition.

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Year Title Role Notes
1981 Continental Divide Plesko
1983 Risky Business Detective with Bullhorn
The Big Score Kowalski
1984 Teachers Guard
1985 Code of Silence Det. Brennan
The Breakfast Club Andy’s Father
1986 Nothing in Common Ed Bedsole
The Color of Money Guy in Crowd
1987 Big Shots Policeman #2
Light of Day Mourner
1988 Above the Law Detective Lukich
Cocktail Uncle Pat
1989 The Package Karl Richards
1992 The Babe Umpire Owens
1993 The Fugitive Detective Kelly
Rudy Coach Yonto
1994 The Client Johnny Sulari
House of Angels – The Second Summer Sven Pettersson
1995 Steal Big Steal Little Nick’s Boy
1996 Eye for an Eye Detective at McCann House
Chain Reaction Sergeant Nick Zingaro
1997 Chicago Cab Old Snack Trucker
2002 Swimming Upstream Coach Cramer
2004 Wild Things 2 Judge Ruben Straight-to-video
2006 The Guardian Navy Captain
2008 The Dark Knight Detective Wuertz
2012 One Small Hitch Art Burke


Year Title Role Notes
1985-1986 Lady Blue Sgt. Gino Gianelli Main cast
1985 T. J. Hooker Detective #2 1 episode
1986-1987 Crime Story Chief Kramer Recurring role, 9 episodes
1988 Wiseguy Detective Mulcahy 1 episode
1990 DEA Detective Tom Neally 1 episode
1991 Perfect Strangers Fire Chief Newton 1 episode
1992 Angel Street Detective Branigan Main cast, 4 episodes (4 unaired)
1993 Flying Blind John Doe 1 episode
1994-1998 Frasier Frank 3 episodes
1994-2004 T. J. Hooker Joe Brockhurst / Vincent Mackie 5 episodes
1995 Pig Sty Tony Falcone 1 episode
1995 Murder, She Wrote Lt. Shawn Reilly 1 episode
1996 Life’s Work Mr. Zafrani 2 episodes
1996-2000 Early Edition Det. Marion Zeke Crumb Recurring role, 16 episodes
1998 ER Uncle Joey 1 episode
1999 Chicago Hope Baseball Scout 1 episode
2001 What About Joan? Mr. Howard Evans 1 episode
2001 Special Unit 2 Police Captain 2 episodes
2002 Raising Dad Mr. Zafrani 1 episode
2004 The West Wing Tom Broderick 1 episode
2004 Without a Trace Willie 1 episode
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Woody 1 episode
2004-2006 Still Standing Slim Callahan 2 episodes
2005 Numb3rs Peter Watson 1 episode
2005 Six Feet Under Karl Holzenchenko 1 episode
2005 Cold Case Troy Cage – 2005 1 episode
2009 The Beast Petransky 1 episode
2012-2013 Chicago Fire James Whoritsky 3 episodes
2015 Sense8 Duke 1 episode
2016 Chicago P.D. Ray Sharansky 1 episode

External Links

Actor Ron Dean – Wikipedia

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