Ron Canada

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Ron Canada
Ron Canada 01.jpg
Canada in 1997.
Born Ronald Ellis Canada
(1949-05-03) May 3, 1949 (age 66)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present

Ronald Ellis "Ron" Canada (born May 3, 1949) is an American actor.


Canada began as a television newscaster during the 1970s in the Baltimore-Washington area, on WJLA-Channel 7 News in Washington, DC, and mainly on WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore, until the early 1980s when he became an actor.

Canada has had a long career in both television and film, known primarily for his work in Cinderella Man, Wedding Crashers,[1] and his recurring role as Under Secretary of State Ted Barrow on The West Wing. Also known for his stage work in 1997, he played the role of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.[2] Other notable stage credits include his role as Emmet Tate in Zooman and The Sign at New York's Signature Theatre[3] and originating the role of Duncan Troy in Headstrong at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, which earned him an Audelco Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor.[4]



  1. ^ "Ron Canada". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  2. ^ Rose, Lloyd (9 April 2013). "Theater & Dance". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Isherwood, Charles (25 March 2009). "A Cold Soul, and the Society That Put It on Ice". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "2012 'Viv' Nominees". Audience Development Committee, Inc. 

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