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Ron Harper is a Actor American born on 12 january 1936 at Turtle Creek (USA)

Ron Harper

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Birth name Ronald Robert Harper
Nationality USA
Birth 12 january 1936 (87 years) at Turtle Creek (USA)

Ronald Robert "Ron" Harper (born January 12, 1936) is an American television and film actor.


Harper was born in Turtle Creek in Allegheny County near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Mabel Grace Champion and George Harper. Harper became valedictorian of his senior class and won an academic scholarship to Princeton University in New Jersey, where he supplemented his academic studies by appearing in a number of plays and musical comedies, before moving to New York City, where he studied with Lee Strasberg.

After serving in the US Navy, Harper returned to New York. After several disappointments, he earned a job as Paul Newman's understudy in the Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth in 1959. Moving to Hollywood, his first role was in 1960 in the NBC western series Tales of Wells Fargo starring Dale Robertson. Steady television guest appearances followed, including a spot on NBC's The Tall Man. In December 1960, Harper appeared in the episode "Duel at Parkison Town" of NBC's Laramie. He also appeared in soap operas, including CBS's Where the Heart Is and Love of Life.

Harper appeared as a regular performer on several TV series, including:

87th Precinct (1961–1962), a police drama with Robert Lansing
Wendy and Me (1964–1965), a comedy with George Burns, Connie Stevens, J. Pat O'Malley, and James T. Callahan
The Jean Arthur Show (1966), a comedy, as Paul Marshall, the son of fictitious attorney Patricia Marshall, played by Jean Arthur
Garrison's Gorillas (1967–1968), a World War II drama series
Planet of the Apes (1974) as Alan Virdon, one of the astronauts
Land of the Lost (third season, 1976) as Uncle Jack Marshall
Generations, a soap opera, as Peter Whitmore (1990–1991)

He resides in California and continues to act. His latest appearance was a 2008 episode of TV's Cold Case.

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Filmography of Ron Harper (8 films)

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Uncorked (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Julie Benz, JoBeth Williams, Elliott Gould, Scott Elrod, Gattlin Griffith, Anne-Marie Johnson
Roles Reverend Whitting
Rating60% 3.049573.049573.049573.049573.04957
Johnny (Julie Benz) is a high-powered executive who is definitely not looking to fall in love but a business conference takes her to wine country she meets a handsome widower Andrew (Scott Elrod) who invites Johnny to meet his family after she loses her job. In helping his parents' winery she begins to fall in love with him and his family but when she gets offered another job she has to choose between her career or Andrew.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes, 1h26
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Bobbi Sue Luther, Ivar Brogger, Ron Harper, Iris Bahr, Todd Cahoon, Henry Dittman
Roles Mike Moakes
Rating60% 3.006453.006453.006453.006453.00645
When police raid a house in a city north of New York, they discover a profoundly disturbing record of one man's ugly crimes. Investigators find over 800 videotapes shot by the killer which present a visual record of his murders in all their horrifying details. Both state and federal law enforcement teams sift through the gruesome images, looking for clues of his identity, the identity of his victims, and where he could have gone. Repeated viewings of the materials reveal little beyond the terrible facts of the crimes, and as the authorities comb through the madman's images, they find the tapes have had a disquieting effect on them.
Glass Trap
Glass Trap (2005)
, 1h30
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Stella Stevens, Brent Huff, Andrew Prine, Ron Harper, Chick Vennera
Roles Henry 'Hank' Conlon
Rating31% 1.5726051.5726051.5726051.5726051.572605
Des fourmis ayant été exposées à des radiations qui ont doublé leur taille et leur appétit sont lâchées dans un gratte-ciel au coeur de San Francisco un samedi matin. Les rares personnes travaillant dans le bâtiment doivent trouver un moyen de s'échapper : les mutantes ont envahi l'immeuble, du garage jusqu'aux étages supérieurs. Très vite, l'appétit féroce des fourmis fait ses premières victimes...
Pearl Harbor, 3h3
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Jesse James, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore
Roles Minister
Rating62% 3.1061453.1061453.1061453.1061453.106145
In 1923 Tennessee, two young boys, Rafe McCawley (Jesse James) and Danny Walker (Reiley McClendon), play together in the back of an old biplane, pretending to be soldiers fighting the Germans in World War I. After Rafe's father lands his biplane and leaves, Rafe and Danny climb into the plane and Rafe accidentally starts it, giving the boys their first experience at flight. Soon afterward, Danny's father (William Fichtner) comes to take him home. He calls Rafe a "stupid boy" and beats Danny. In an effort to protect Danny, Rafe hits Danny's father with an old propeller and calls him a "dirty German". Danny's father reacts by saying he fought the Germans in the trenches in France during World War I, and that he prays that no one will ever have to see the things he saw.
The Odd Couple II, 1h37
Directed by Howard Deutch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films based on plays, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Silverman, Mary Beth Peil, Christine Baranski, Lisa Waltz
Roles Jack
Rating63% 3.199473.199473.199473.199473.19947
It has been 17 years since Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar have seen one another. Oscar is still hosting a regular poker game and is still an untidy slob, now living in Sarasota, Florida, but still a sportswriter. One day, he is called by his son Brucey with an invitation to California for his wedding the following Sunday. A second shock for Oscar—the woman his son is marrying is Felix's daughter, Hannah.
Below Utopia, 1h28
Directed by Kurt Voss
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Alyssa Milano, Justin Theroux, Ice-T, Tom Lister, Jr., Robert Pine, Marta Kristen
Roles Jack Beckett
Rating49% 2.461412.461412.461412.461412.46141
Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live up to his brother's potential. However, this quickly becomes inconsequential, as blood-thirsty killers soon show up to steal the artwork, and whatever else they can find in the house. As the family members are killed, Daniel flees with Susanne in the basement, hoping for survival. The plot twist is that Daniel not only knows the blood-thirsty killers and is in on the whole thing, but was also responsible for the death of his brother. Daniel kills all the "art thieves" and starts to stage the scene when one of his siblings "rises from the dead" to foil his plan. He is caught in the act of trying to strangle him by Susanne and what ensues is a battle not only for her life, but the life of his last-surviving family member.
The Soldier
Directed by James Glickenhaus
Genres Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Ken Wahl, Alberta Watson, William Prince, Joaquim de Almeida, Klaus Kinski, Peter Hooten
Roles Head of CIA
Rating53% 2.657122.657122.657122.657122.65712
Un groupe rançonné par le KGB s'empare d'un chargement de plutonium américain. La charge sert de menace vis à vis d’Israël qui pourrait voir disparaître la majorité de son potentiel pétrolier. La CIA charge un de ses agents d'élite, "le soldat", de parlementer avec N.F. Dracha, du K.G.B. Rendez-vous est pris en Autriche ...
The Soldier, 1h36
Directed by James Glickenhaus
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Ken Wahl, Alberta Watson, William Prince, Joaquim de Almeida, Peter Hooten, Steve James
Roles Head of CIA
Rating53% 2.657122.657122.657122.657122.65712
Renegade KGB agents hijack a plutonium shipment inside the United States and use it to plant a nuclear device in the Saudi Arabian Ghawar oilfield. They threaten to detonate it, thereby contaminating 50% of the world's oil reserve, unless Israel withdraws its settlements from the West Bank. The fact that the KGB is behind this threat is unknown, as the culprits are believed by the Israelis and Americans to be Islamic fundamentalist extremists. The American president contemplates starting a war with Israel, in order to save the world from oil crisis. The director of the CIA offers the president an alternative solution.