Ramon Bieri

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Ramon Bieri
Born Ramon Arens Bieri
(1929-06-16)June 16, 1929
Windsor, Connecticut
United States
Died May 27, 2001(2001-05-27) (aged 71)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Film, television actor
Spouse(s) Dorothy Whitney
Charlene Polite

Ramon Arens Bieri (June 16, 1929 – May 27, 2001) was an American actor who starred in many films and TV shows.

Television work[edit]

Bieri starred as the title character in the NBC sitcom Joe's World, from December 1979 to July 1980, playing Joe Wabash, a Detroit housepainter with a wife and five kids.[1]:613–614 He co-starred on the short-lived 1981 TV series Bret Maverick with James Garner, as banker Elijah Crow.[1]:154–155 Bieri appeared in many TV movies as well. In 1971-1972, he played Lieutenant Barney Verick in the NBC drama Sarge.[2]

His movie roles range from Badlands, The Sicilian, The Grasshopper, which was his first film, Grandview, U.S.A., and Reds.

Bieri made guest appearances in many TV shows, including Daniel Boone, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five O, Bonanza, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Partridge Family, Hogan's Heroes, Quincy, M.E. and Knight Rider in two episodes, playing a different villain in each. He was featured in recurring roles in Room 222 (as the vice principal) and St. Elsewhere. Bieri also appeared in "The Final Chapter," the first episode of the 1977 NBC series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale),[3] and in the "Murder! Murder!" episode of the NBC series The Eddie Capra Mysteries in 1978.[4]


On May 27, 2001, Bieri died of cancer in Woodland Hills, California, at age 71.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earl (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 928-929. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 
  3. ^ Classic Television Archive: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (1977)
  4. ^ tvguide.com The Eddie Capra Mysteries 1978 TV Show Episode Guide
  5. ^ Lentz, Harris M. III (2002). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. pp. 34–35. ISBN 9780786452064. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 

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