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Last updated on June 4, 2008

If you want to see the most complete list and descriptions of any of the films or television shows on which he has been a guest, see Ron Silver's information in the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB). I stopped updating this page in 2005 because they do all the work of updating this list for me!

Films and Recurring TV Guest Appearances:
"Red Mercury" (2005) (Post Production) .... Sidney
"Find Me Guilty" (2005) (Post Production) .... Judge Finestein
"Jack" (2004) (TV) .... Paul
"Skin" (2003) TV Series .... Larry Goldman
"The Wisher" (2002) .... Campbell
... aka Spliced (2003) (Canada: DVD title English title) (USA: video title)
"Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story" (2002) (TV miniseries) .... Mike Fine
"West Wing, The" (1999) TV Series .... Bruno Gianelli (2001-2002)
Ali (2001) .... Angelo Dundee
Festival in Cannes (2001) .... Rick Yorkin
When Billie Beat Bobby (2001) (TV) .... Bobby Riggs
Cutaway (2000) .... Brian Margate
Exposure (2000/II) .... Gary Whitford
American Tragedy (2000) (TV) .... Bob Shapiro
Ratz (2000) (TV) .... Herb Soric
Switched at Birth (1999) (TV) .... Bert
... aka Two Babies: Switched at Birth (1999) (TV) (USA)
New York: A Documentary Film (1999) (miniseries) (voice)
White Raven (1998) (TV) .... Tully Windsor
Veronica's Closet (1997) TV Series .... Alec Bilson (1998)
In the Company of Spies (1998) .... Tom Lenahan
... aka The Agency (1998)
Black & White (1998) .... Simon Herzel
Rhapsody in Bloom (1998) .... Mitch Bloom
Love is Strange (1998) .... Tom Ainsworth
Beneficiary, The (1997) (TV) .... Guy Girard
Arrival, The (1996) .... Phil Gordian
Danger Zone (1996) .... Dupont
Girl 6 (1996) .... Director 2, LA
Shadow Zone: The Undead Express (1996) (TV) .... Valentine
Skeletons (1996) .... Peter Crane
Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1996) .... Himself
A Woman of Independent Means (1995) (mini) TV Series
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995) (TV) .... Ron
... aka Almost Golden (1995) (TV)
Deadly Outbreak (1995) .... Colonel Baron
... aka Deadly Takeover (1995)
Kissinger and Nixon (1995) (TV) .... Henry Kissinger
Chicago Hope (1994) TV Series .... Tommy Wilmette (1996-1997)
Timecop (1994) .... Senator Aaron McComb
Blind Side (1993) (TV) .... Doug Kaines
Lifepod (1993) (TV) .... Terman [He also was the director.]
Married To It (1993) .... Leo Rothenberg
Live Wire (1992) .... Frank Traveres
Mr. Saturday Night (1992) .... Larry Meyerson
The Good Policeman (1991) .... Isaac Seidel
Blue Steel (1990) .... Eugene Hunt
Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files (1990) (TV)
Reversal of Fortune (1990) .... Alan Dershowitz
Enemies: A Love Story (1989) .... Herman Broder
Fellow Traveller (1989) (TV) .... Asa Kaufman
Rattennest, Das (1988) (TV) .... Max Greenwald
... aka Father's Revenge, A (1988) (TV)
... aka Rescue, The (1988/II) (TV)
Wiseguy (1987) TV Series .... David Sternberg (1988-1989)
Billionaire Boys Club (1987) (TV) .... Ron Levin
Eat and Run (1986) .... Mickey McSorely
The Goodbye People (1986) .... Eddie Bergson
Trapped in Silence (1986) (TV) .... Doctor Jeff Tomlinson
Kane & Abel (1985) (mini) TV Series .... Thaddeus Cohen
Garbo Talks (1984) .... Gilbert Rolfe
Oh, God! You Devil (1984) .... Gary Frantz
Lovesick (1983) .... Ted Caruso
Silkwood (1983) .... Paul Stone
Baker's Dozen (1982) TV Series .... Mike Locasale
Best Friends (1982) .... Larry Weisman
Silent Rage (1982) .... Dr. Tom Halman
The Entity (1981) .... Phil Sneiderman
Word of Honor (1981) (TV) .... David Lerner
The Stockard Channing Show (1980) TV Series .... Brad Gabriel
Dear Detective (1979) TV Series .... Det. Schwartz
Dear Detective (1979) (TV)
Betrayal (1978) (TV) .... Bob Cohen
Semi-Tough (1978) .... Vlada Kostov
Murder at the Mardi Gras (1977) (TV) .... Larry Cook
The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976) (TV) .... Dr. Collins
Tunnelvision (1976) .... Dr. Manuel Labor
The Mac Davis Show (1974) TV Series
Rhoda (1974) TV Series .... Gary Levy (1976-1978)

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Notable TV Guest Appearances:
Hill Street Blues (1981), as Sam Weiser (ep. 'Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (3/3/1983)')
Hill Street Blues (1981), as Sam Weiser (ep. 'Life in the Minors (2/24/1983)')
Rhoda (1975), as Sonny Michaels (ep. 'Mucho Macho (9/29/75)')
The Rockford Files (1974), as Ted Haller (ep. 'Italian Bird Fiasco, The (2/13/1976)')
McMillan and Wife (1971), as "Art" in episode: "Secrets For Sale."

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Stage Performances:
Bill Graham Presents (1997)
Broken Glass (1994)
And (1992)
Speed-the-Plow (1988) (Tony and Drama Desk awards)
Hunting Cockroaches (1987)
Social Security (1986)
Hurly Burly (1984-1985)
Friends (1983-1984)
Gorilla (1983)
In the Boom Boom Room (1979)
Angel City (1977)
Awake and Sing (1976)
More Than You Deserve (1973)
Lotta (1973)
El Grande de Coca Cola (1972 or 1973?, 1975)
Public Insult (1971)
Kaspar (1971)

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Ron Silver has also served as narrator on several audiobooks, listed below with synopses from the Amazon Bookstore website, and hypertext links to their respective ordering and information pages on that website.

I Married a Communist
Author: Philip Roth. Narrated by Ron Silver.
Publication date: November 1998

American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth. Narrated by Ron Silver.
Published by Dove Audio. Publication date: May 1, 1997

Synopsis of the original book, from the Amazon Books website: Written with deep understanding, with enormous power and scope, and great storytelling energy, Philip Roth's newest novel focuses on the longing for an ordinary life. A legendary high school athlete, coming of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America, loses everything he loves when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s.
Rochele O'Gorman, in her 11/16/97 entertainment column in the L.A. Times, on the audiobook: "In "American Pastoral" (Dove Audio, unabridged, 12 cassettes, 16 hours, $50), Roth strips away the seemingly perfect layers of a seemingly perfect life, only to find suffering of majestic proportions. As Roth feeds us bits and pieces of the life of a successful and wealthy glove manufacturer in Newark, N.J., we become so entangled in the tale that its considerable length is hardly noticeable. Reader Ron Silver, with a natural urban cadence and great empathy for the protagonist, easily conveys rage and introspection, joy and sadness. He doesn't do a bad stutter, either--but he does sometimes read so quickly that the words are lost. His manner is straightforward: He doesn't rely on individual characterizations--a technique that works well, as the story is told mainly from one person's perspective. Another plus: the brief musical interludes, far superior to the usual canned tripe piped into audio books. Some of these are eerie, some ponderous, some lighthearted. But each is matched to the passage it precedes."
The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu. Narrated by Ron Silver and D. B. Wong.
Published by Dove Audio. Publication date: July 1, 1996
Synopsis: The Art of War offers a clear look at the way that many Easterners -- as well as an increasing number of Western power personalities -- conduct both their lives and businesses. A classic contract written 2,500 years ago by a leading Chinese philosopher/general, The Art of War advances a perspective with which to negotiate daily conflicts and provides insightful tools with which to succeed in life.
Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life
Author: Robert Lacey. Narrated by Ron Silver.
Published by Dove Audio. Publication date: May 1993.
Synopsis: The truth behind the mythic career of America's most notorious criminal figure, by the bestselling author of Majesty, The Kingdom, and Ford: The Men and the Machine. Meyer Lansky was the boss of bosses, "Chairman of the Board" of a national criminal corporation, and model for Hyman Roth in The Godfather II.
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