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Ronald Jason Eldard
February 20, 1965
Ronald Jason Eldard (born February 20, 1965) is an American actor.
Eldard, the second youngest of seven children (he has four sisters and two brothers), was born on Long Island, New York. He is of Irish and Scottish descent. Eldard's mother died in a car accident when he was a child, and Eldard and his siblings were sent to live with various family members. He attended grade school in Utah while living with his aunt and uncle. At age 13, Ron moved to Ridgewood, Queens to live with his sister Lana and her husband.
Eldard made his film debut in the comedy True Love (1989), written and directed by Nancy Savoca, and co-starring Annabella Sciorra. This film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Eldard has performed on Broadway in critically acclaimed productions of On the Waterfront, Biloxi Blues, Bash: Latterday Plays, and Death of a Salesman. The latter two were filmed for Showtime productions.
Eldard is known for his film roles as Mickey Bunce in the cult comedy Drop Dead Fred (1991); as street thug John Reilly in Sleepers (1996), which co-starred Brad Pitt, Billy Crudup, Jason Patric, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Minnie Driver; and as Dodge, a Marine Salvage Expert, in the horror film Ghost Ship (2002), alongside Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Desmond Harrington and Isaiah Washington.
On January 9, 2006 he starred as Father Flynn in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production of Doubt, opposite the British actress Dame Eileen Atkins. In 2014, he starred in the indie horror film Poker Night.
|One Life to Live||Blade||Television series|
|1991||Drop Dead Fred||Mickey Bunce|
|1992||Jumpin' Joe||Joe Dugan||Television film|
|Arresting Behavior||Officer Donny Walsh||Television series|
|Scent of a Woman||Officer Gore|
|1993–1994||Bakersfield P.D.||Detective Wade Preston||Television series|
|1995||Sex & the Other Man||Bill Jameson|
|The Last Supper||Pete|
|1995–1996||ER||Paramedic Ray 'Shep' Shepard||Television series|
|1996||Bastard Out of Carolina||Glen Waddell|
|1996–1997||Men Behaving Badly||Kevin Murphy||Television series|
|1998||Deep Impact||Oren Monash|
|When Trumpets Fade||Pvt./Sgt./Lt. David Manning||Television film|
|1999||Homicide: Life on the Street||Emmet Carey||Television series|
|Delivered||Reed||aka Death by Pizza|
|The Runner||Edward Harrington|
|Mystery, Alaska||Matt 'Skank' Marden|
|2000||Death of a Salesman||Biff Loman||Television film|
|2001||Bash: Latter-Day Plays||Television film|
|Black Hawk Down||CWO Michael Durant|
|2002||Just a Kiss||Dag|
|2003||House of Sand and Fog||Lester|
|2005||Fathers and Sons||Tom||Television film|
|Blind Justice||Detective Jim Dunbar||Television series|
|Already Dead||Thomas Archer|
|2008||The Tenth Circle||Daniel Stone||Television film|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Geno Parnell||Television series|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Carl Harris||Television series|
|Super 8||Louis Dainard|
|2013||Justified||Colton "Colt" Rhodes||Television series|
|Odds Are...||The Homeowner|
- Miller, Daryl H. (28 August 2000). "Versatile, Not Vain, That's Ron Eldard". LA Times. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
- "Ron Eldard". tv.com. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Hanley, Ken W. (19 December 2014). ""POKER NIGHT" (Film Review)". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2019.