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Mitch Ryan ACTOR


Mitch Ryan was born on January 11th, 1928 in Louisville, Kentucky.  His interesting in acting came when he joined the United States Navy in 1951 and was assigned to the Special Services Entertainment Unit where he developed an interest in performing.
When he completed his military service he began finding work as a stage actor and soon broke into television acting appearing on such series as, "Naked City" (1961-1963), "The Defenders" (1961-1965) and "Dark Shadows" (1966), which in 1967 he was fired from due to a drinking problem during that time of his life. 
Along with his television role he also began to add a number of film credits to his resume such as, "Monte Walsh" (1970), "Magnum Force" (1973) starring Clint Eastwood, "High Plains Drifter" (1973) starring Clint Eastwood, "Midway" (1976) starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Eddie Albert, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, James Shigeta, Pat MoritaEd Nelson, Tom Selleck, Robert Ito and Christina Kokubo among others, and another well known role in the film, "Lethal Weapon" (1987) starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, portraying a villain.
Other early on television roles included, "Chase", "The Chisholms", "North and South", "The Streets of San Francisco", "The A-Team", "Cannon" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
As his career has progressed he has alternated between film and television with more recent appearances on the television series, "Murder, She Wrote", "Renegade", "General Hospital", "Dharma & Greg" and the films, "Liar Liar" (1997), "The Devil's Own" (1997), "Love for Rent" (2005) and "Strike Out" (2009).  
Although he has married twice, his first marriage was very brief, he then wed Lynda Morse in 1972 however this marriage also came to an end.  He has fathered three children.


2009   Strikeout

2005   Love for Rent

2004   The Drew Carey Show 
2004   The West Wing 

2003   Justice League

1997-2002  Dharma & Greg 
1999   Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 

1999   Making Contact 

1998   Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story
1997   The Practice 

1997   Spy Game

1997   Grosse Pointe Blank 
1997   Liar Liar

1997   Dark Skies 

1997   The Devil's Own 
1996   Wings 

1996   Champs

1996   Raven Hawk 
1996   Ed

1996   A Face to Die For

1995   Silk Stalkings
1995   The Single Guy 

1985-1995  Murder, She Wrote 

1995   Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers 
1995   Judge Dredd 

1995   Gramps

1994   Speechless 
1994   Blue Sky 

1994   One West Waikiki

1993-1994  Renegade 
1994   Walker, Texas Ranger 

1994   Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is 

1993-1994  General Hospital

1993   NYPD Blue

1993   Star 
1993   Hot Shots! Part Deux 

1993   Reasonable Doubts 

1992   The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
1992   Majority Rule

1992   2000 Malibu Road

1992   Dirty Work
1992   The Young Riders

1992   Mann & Machine

1992   Aces: Iron Eagle III 
1991   Matlock 

1991   In a Child's Name 

1991   Deadly Game
1991   Hunter

1991   The Golden Girls

1990   L.A. Law
1990   Judgment

1990   Who's the Boss? 

1989-1990  Jake and the Fatman
1989   Santa Barbara

1989   Hardball

1989   Mission: Impossible 
1989   Margaret Bourke-White

1989   Star Trek: The Next Generation

1989   The Ryan White Story
1989   Winter People 

1988   Favorite Son 

1987   Lethal Weapon 
1987   St. Elsewhere

1986   The Penalty Phase

1986   Northstar
1985-1987  All My Children

1985   Hostage Flight

1985   North and South
1985   The A-Team

1985   Riptide

1985   Robert Kennedy & His Times
1984   Fatal Vision

1984   Dallas

1984   Hotel
1984   Hardcastle and McCormick

1983   Hart to Hart

1983   Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues
1983   High Performance 

1983   Uncommon Valor

1983   Medea
1982   King's Crossing

1981   Of Mice and Men

1981   Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story
1981   The Five of Me

1981   The Monkey Mission

1981   The Choice
1980   Angel City 

1979   Flesh & Blood

1979   The Chisholms 
1978   Family 

1978   Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 

1978   Having Babies
1978   Having Babies III

1977   Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.

1977   Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion
1977   Escape from Bogen County

1977   Most Wanted 

1976-1977  Executive Suite 
1976   Two-Minute Warning

1976   Midway 

1976   The Hemingway Play
1976   The Blue Knight

1976   The Entertainer 

1975   The Rockford Files
1975   Baretta

1975   Barnaby Jones

1971-1975  Cannon
1974   The Manhunter

1973-1974  Chase

1973   Magnum Force 
1973   Electra Glide in Blue 

1973   The Friends of Eddie Coyle 

1973   High Plains Drifter 
1973   The Streets of San Francisco 

1973   Chase 

1973   The Fuzz Brothers
1973   A Reflection of Fear 

1972   The Honkers 

1971   O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1971   Chandler 

1971   The Hunting Party 

1971   My Old Man's Place
1970   Monte Walsh

1970   The High Chaparral 

1967   N.Y.P.D. 
1967   Coronet Blue 

1966-1967  Dark Shadows 

1961-1965  The Defenders 
1961-1963  Naked City 

1961   'Way Out

1959   Brenner
1958   Thunder Road

Matinee Classics - Magnum Force starring Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Mitch Ryan, Margaret Avery, Bob McClurg, John Mitchum and Albert Popwell
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan

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