Ryan Cutrona

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Ryan Cutrona
Born (1949-07-29) July 29, 1949 (age 70)
Years active1986–present

Ryan Cutrona (born July 29, 1949) is an American actor.


Ryan began working in the theater in 1973 with Jerzy Grotowski's Instytut Aktora in Wroclaw, Poland He has worked in Milan and Rome, Italy, and Pittsburgh, PA. He was a member of several influential experimental theater companies including The Factory Theater, directed by Zbigniew Cynkutis, The Iowa Theater Lab, Shaliko Company, and Ellen Stewart's LA Mama, etc. He has performed at many noted theater festivals including The Theatre of Nations. In New York City he appeared at the New York Theater Workshop, The American Place Theater, The Vinyard Theater, with The Alliance Francais at the John Houseman Theater, The Dia Foundation, NYSF, and P.S. 122. He has teamed with Yvonne Rainer in film, Sally Silvers in dance, and Anne Bogart in theater. Through his correspondence with Samuel Beckett he received Mr. Beckett's permission to perform a number of solo world premieres of his prose texts: "All Strange Away" at LA MAMA ("...within that handful of actors (Mr. Warrilow, Billie Whitelaw, the late Jack MacGowran) who share an empathy with the world of Beckett." - Mel Gussow; The New York Times) and "Fizzles" at P.S. 122 ("No matter how little life gives there is always room for loss, Beckett obsessively reminds us, a sentiment Cutrona conveys with great delicacy." - Laurie Stone; The Village Voice) ("The Dramatization...represents the author without embellishment of distortion - a direct emanation of his vision." - Mel Gussow; The New York Times) In Los Angeles he performed his chrestomathy of 10 Beckett works, Nohow On. ("Cutrona is an actor gifted with an insight that shines a bright light into the dark corners of Beckett's catalogue of the confusing world we live in... One wished he would go on-anyhow on-exploring the astonishing Beckett." - T.H. McCulloh; The Los Angeles Times). ("You can almost hear James Joyce giggling off stage." - Steven Leigh Morris; LA WEEKLY). He is noted for his renderings of his own and other poetry, often seen and heard at the Cafe Beckett in East Hollywood, Beyond Baroque in Venice, the old Nuyorican Cafe on E. 6th and St. Marks On The Bowery. He is known for his many appearances on television programs such as The Practice, The West Wing, 24, and Mad Men. Cutrona appeared in Shark Attack 3: Megalodon as the "improbably named Chuck 'bull-fuckin'-shit' Rampart".[1] He has also been seen on the big screen with Hot Shots!, The Last Boy Scout, In the Line of Fire, and Changeling. He was recently heard on NPR's KCRW program Unscripted, in Joe Frank's new show A Life Well Lived, as well as many other Frank radio shows reaching back over 25 years; he was also seen in Joe Frank's short movies for Propaganda Films, The Perfect Woman and Memories. He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio in New York and Los Angeles. He starred in the HBO series The Brink featuring Jack Black and Tim Robbins and directed by Jay Roach.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 No Picnic Live Pimp
1991 Hot Shots! Capt. Margolis
1991 The Last Boy Scout Harps
1992 Kuffs Florist
1992 Inside Out III Emcee Video
1993 Sliver Det. Ennis
1993 In the Line of Fire LAPD Brass
1993 Memories of Joe Frank Short
1994 In the Army Now Colonel
1994 Wagons East! Tom
1994 Flashfire Older Detective
1996 The Quest Officer O'Keefe
1996 The Glimmer Man Capt. Harris
1998 Psycho Chief of Police
1999 Deterrence Agent Dexter
2000 Militia The President
2000 Rangers General Smith Video
2002 Shark Attack 3: Megalodon Chuck Rampart Video
2003 King of the Ants Coach Brown
2003 Gods and Generals Gen. Marsena Patrick
2005 Lincoln's Eyes Short
2006 Americanese Hank Crane
2007 Look Mr. Bates
2007 Sex and Death 101 Officer Krupke
2008 Changeling Judge
2009 Stolen Bill Byrnes
2012 The Collection Police Spokesperson
2014 The Taking of Deborah Logan Harris
2015 Control Nick Barnes Sr Short
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America Pup
TBA The Return of Mike and Ike Chairman Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1963 General Hospital Carmichael Unknown episodes
1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Lawyer Episode: "A Matter of Conscience"
1990 Alien Nation Phillip Dunaway Episode: "Generation to Generation"
1990 Hunter Sgt. Dave Peterson 2 episodes
1990 DEA Lt. Fadiman Episode: "Bloodsport"
1991 Equal Justice Dunn Episode: "Without Prejudice"
1991 My Life and Times Man #1 Episode: "Fare on Park Avenue"
1991 L.A. Law FBI Agent O Hearn Episode: "Badfellas"
1992 Afterburn Wing Commander TV Movie
1993 Knots Landing William Reed Episode: "The Invisible Man"
1993 Murder in the Heartland C. Lauer Ward TV Mini-Series
1994 Picket Fences Doctor Episode: "Remote Control"
1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Franklin Boggs Episode: "Brooklyn Dodgers"
1994 ER Mr. Wilson Episode: "24 Hours"
1995 Babylon 5 Sgt. Major Plug Episode: "GROPOS"
1997 Millennium Sheriff Paul Gerlach Episode: "Weeds"
1997 Dark Skies Detective Episode: "To Pray in Darkness"
1997 Almost Perfect Ben Episode: "Where No Woman Has Gone Before"
1998 Nothing Sacred Resnick Episode: "Kindred Spirits"
1998 Brooklyn South Detective Bill Larkin 2 episodes
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Simon Paley Episode: "Dead Men Talk"
1998–2002 The Practice Pathologist, Dr. Fine, Forensics Expert, Doctor 6 episodes
1999 L.A. Doctors Ron Swift Episode: "O Captain, My Captain"
1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Fire Chief Episode: "On the Tee"
1999 The '60's Chairman of Draft Board TV Movie
2000 Running Mates Reporter #2 TV Movie
2000 Blood Money Victor Tenolari TV Movie
2000 Becker Tony Episode: "Old Yeller"
2000 JAG General Piper Episode: "Body Talk"
2000 Providence Episode: "Trick or Treat"
2000–2005 The West Wing CIA Director George Rollie 7 episodes
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Det. Curtis Episode: "Crossing the Line"
2001 The X-Files The Captain Episode: "Nothing Important Happened Today II"
2002 Diagnosis: Murder Malcolm Adams Episode: "Without Warning"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cut Man Episode: "Fight Night"
2002 Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning Malcolm Adams TV Movie
2002 NYPD Blue Gene Cardillo Episode: "Healthy McDowell Movement"
2003 Without a Trace Episode: "Clare de Lune"
2003 Miss Match Bradley's Attorney Episode: "Pilot"
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Episode: "Stiff Upper Lip"
2005 Head Cases Grant Morgan Episode: "Pilot"
2005 E-Ring Episode: "Pilot"
2005 Boston Legal Congressman Raymond Jacobs Episode: "A Whiff and a Prayer"
2006 Cold Case Eamon 'Big Mac' McCallister Episode: "Sandhogs"
2006 Bones FBI Deputy Director Robert Kirby Episode: "Judas on a Pole"
2007 Smith Fred Cole 2 episodes
2007–2009 Mad Men Gene Driscoll / Gene Hofstadt 6 episodes
2007–2010 24 Admiral John Smith 12 episodes
2008 Medium Reginald Smythe Episode: "Wicked Game: Part:Two"
2008 Mask of the Ninja Lt. Hill TV Movie
2009 Lincoln Heights Police Commissioner Hugh Volker 2 episodes
2010 Dad's Home Ron Staunton TV Movie
2010 NCIS Ray Beringer Episode: "Jet Lag"
2011 Breakout Kings Ellis Beaumont Episode: "Like Father, Like Son"
2011 Harry's Law Episode: "Bad to Worse"
2012 The Finder Henry Coleman Episode: "Bullets"
2012 The Inbetweeners Police Chief Episode: "Fire!"
2013 Criminal Minds Sam Episode: "Pay It Forward"
2013 Franklin & Bash Judge Jack Battershell Episode: "Dead and Alive"
2013 Sons of Anarchy Griffin 2 episodes
2015 The Brink James Donaldson 5 episodes
2017 Scandal Roger Episode: "The Belt"


Year Title Role
1995 The Dark Eye
2011 L.A. Noire Police Chief William Worrell
2012 Dishonored Samuel Beechworth


  1. ^ "The 10 Best Worst Movies". WhatCulture.com. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2017-04-02.

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