John P. Ryan (actor)

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John P. Ryan
Born (1936-07-30)July 30, 1936
New York City, New York,
United States
Died March 20, 2007(2007-03-20) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Nationality American
Other names John Ryan
Occupation Film, television actor

John P. Ryan (July 30, 1936 – March 20, 2007[1]) was an American character actor, best known for his role as Warden Ranken in the 1985 film Runaway Train.

A life member of The Actors Studio,[2] Ryan died from a stroke in Los Angeles, California in 2007 at the age of 70.


He was usually cast as a dark character.


  1. ^ "John P. Ryan, 70, actor (obituary)". Variety. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  2. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 279. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 

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