Ron Thompson (actor)
January 31, 1941 |
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Ron Thompson (born January 31, 1941) is an American film, television, theatre actor, singer and songwriter.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson is perhaps best known for his dual lead roles in Ralph Bakshi's critically acclaimed rotoscope film American Pop and the 1970s TV series Baretta in the role of Detective Nopke.
Thompson originated the role of Shanty Mulligan in the 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning play No Place to be Somebody by Charles Gordone and won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his 1973 theatre lead performance in the play Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
On January 12, 2014 at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, there was a special screening of American Pop with Thompson and co-star Mews Small in attendance, it was the first time Thompson had ever introduced the film before a live audience.
|1969||No Place to be Somebody||Shanty Mulligan|
|1972||The Time of Your Life||Willie|
|1973||Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?||Bickham||Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (Lead Performance)|
|1967||Brown Eye, Evil Eye||Freddy St. Claire|
|1973||The No Mercy Man||John Dunn||... aka "The Vietnam Soldier" – Europe (English title) (video title)
... aka "Trained to Kill: USA" – USA (DVD title)
|1977||The White Buffalo||Frozen Dog Pimp||...aka "Hunt to Kill" – USA (TV title)|
|1981||American Pop||Tony Belinksy and Pete Belinksy|
|Deep Cover||Store Owner|
|1993||Death Ring||Needles the Tattooer|
|2015||Last Days of Coney Island|
|2015||Hate Horses||Rex Napier|
|1962||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Larry
|Securities for Suckers
Runaway Road-Story of a Missing Person
Assignment: Teenage Junkies
Assignment: Teenage Junkies
|1963||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Junkie||1||Assignment: Teenage Junkies|
|1974||Mannix||Kirk Bullard||1||Death Has No Face|
|1974||Amy Prentiss||1||Baptism of Fire|
|1974||The Gun||Tom||TV Movie|
|1975||The Dream Makers||Dave||TV Movie|
|1975||The Streets of San Francisco||Willie||1||Web of Lies|
|1975||Baretta||Penguin||1||Count the Days I'm Gone|
|1976||Baretta||Detective Nopke||5||Murder For Me
Pay or Die
Death on the Run
|1976||The Rebels||Henry David Thoreau||1||Henry David Thoreau|
|1977||Quincy, M.E.||Claude Stern||1||The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone|
|1980||The Waltons||GI||1||The Prodigals|
|1982||The Greatest American Hero||Guard||1||Good Samaritan|
|1985||Cagney & Lacey||Jimmy MacDonald||1||Organized Crime|
|1989||Imagining America||Beatnik Poet||1||This Ain't Bebop|
- "Ron Thompson". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- Maçek III, J.C. (August 2, 2012). "'American Pop'... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung". PopMatters.
- Canby, Vincent (February 13, 1981). "'American Pop' Grown-Up Animation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
- Vespe, Eric (November 5, 2012). "What does the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day look like, man? A soda fountain?". Ain't It Cool News.
- "Ron Thompson – Filmography – MSN Movies". Movies.msn.com. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- Gussow, Mel (December 31, 1969). "Theater: 'No Place to Be Somebody' Opens Run". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- "Internet Broadway Database". Ibdb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- Drake, Sylvie (July 24, 1987). "This Revival Of 'No Place' Goes Places". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
- "No Place to be Somebody". The Matrix Theatre Company. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
- "Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle – 1969–1979 LADCC Awards". Ladramacriticscircle.com. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "Tele-Vues, Sunday, June 6, 1976". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. June 6, 1976. p. 170.
- "TV Log". Redlands Daily Facts. Redlands, California. June 5, 1976. p. 10.
- West, Jay (January 21, 2014). "American Pop - Q&A with Actor Ron Thompson at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on 1-12-2014". Vimeo.
- West, Jay (January 21, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Ralph Bakshi's AMERICAN POP – Video of Historic Q&A with Actor Ron Thompson". Beyond the Marquee.
- Ron Thompson at the Internet Movie Database
- Ron Thompson at AllMovie
- Ron Thompson on Facebook
- Ron Thompson's channel on YouTube
- Radio interview with actor Ron Thompson of American Pop
- American Pop - Q&A video with actor Ron Thompson at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California
- Happy Winter Solstice - A short horror film with Ron Thompson
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