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Ron Silver is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 2 july 1946 at New York City (USA)

Ron Silver

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Birth name Ronald Arthur Silver
Nationality USA
Birth 2 july 1946 at New York City (USA)
Death 15 march 2009 (at 62 years) at Manhattan (USA)

Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, and radio host. He was also an independently minded political activist who switched political affiliations to support George W. Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.


Silver travelled to more than 30 countries and spoke fluent Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. He taught at the high school level and was a social worker for the Department of Social Services.

In 1975, he married another social worker, later Self magazine editor, Lynne Miller; the marriage lasted until 1997.

In 1989, he co-founded the Creative Coalition, an entertainment industry political advocacy organization that champions for First Amendment rights, public education, and support for the arts.

Silver was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2000, he co-founded the organization One Jerusalem to oppose the Oslo Peace Agreement and to maintain "a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel".

Silver, who had been a lifelong Democrat, left the party and became an independent and a supporter of President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks, citing those attacks and Democratic policies regarding terrorism as reasons. He spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention, continued to support President Bush, and was appointed Chairman for the Millennium Committee by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

After he flipped political affiliations and endorsed President Bush, he was ostracized by erstwhile friends and one-time colleagues. In Silver's blog on the PJ Media website, he noted that colleagues on the set of The West Wing referred to him as "Ron, Ron, the Neo-Con".

On October 7, 2005, Silver was nominated by President Bush to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. On September 8, 2006, it was announced that Silver had joined an advisory committee to the Lewis Libby Legal Defense Trust.

President George W. Bush appointed Silver to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008.

In one of his last televised interviews, he told Sky News that Senator John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election was a "brilliant political choice" but that a part of him wished to "see an African American become president in my lifetime". According to the obituary printed by The New York Times, his brother, Mitchell Silver, noted that "He told me that he did vote for Barack Obama in the end".

Silver, a long-time smoker, died on March 15, 2009, of esophageal cancer, which had been diagnosed two years earlier. He was 62 years old. Silver is survived by both parents, brothers Mitchell and Keith, son Adam, and daughter Alexandra. His remains were interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Best films

Timecop (1994)
Ali (2001)
Best Friends (1982)
Silkwood (1983)
Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Usually with

David Wain
David Wain
(1 films)
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1 films)
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
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Filmography of Ron Silver (44 films)

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The Ten
The Ten (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol
Roles Fielding Barnes
Rating49% 2.4506652.4506652.4506652.4506652.450665
1 "Thou Shalt Worship No God Before Me" A guy (Adam Brody) becomes a celebrity after falling out of a plane and becoming permanently embedded in the ground thanks to superstar agent (Ron Silver). After a swift rise to stardom, he becomes prideful and arrogant, referring to himself as a god. His career falls apart and he loses everything. His fiancée (Winona Ryder) leaves him for a TV anchor man.
Find Me Guilty, 2h5
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Richard Portnow, Alex Rocco, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra
Roles Sidney Finestein
Rating69% 3.4970053.4970053.4970053.4970053.497005
It's the late 1980s and low-level mobster Jackie DiNorscio (Vin Diesel) has just been shot by his junkie cousin Tony Compagna (Raúl Esparza), but refuses to press charges against him to police. Jackie soon gets arrested and is sentenced to thirty years on an unrelated drug bust.
Red Mercury, 1h53
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Juliet Stevenson, Ron Silver, David Bradley, Nigel Terry
Roles Sidney
Rating49% 2.467872.467872.467872.467872.46787
The film is a thriller about a terrorist kidnapping. Three terrorist bomb-makers get a tipoff that their safehouse is about to be raided;
Jack (2004)
, 1h44
Directed by Lee Rose
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anton Yelchin, Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Brent Spiner, Andrew Airlie, Wendy Crewson
Roles Paul
Rating65% 3.2848553.2848553.2848553.2848553.284855
Jack (Anton Yelchin) is a 15-year-old boy going through puberty. When his parents Anne (Stockard Channing and Paul (Ron Silver) divorce, his world starts to fall apart. While on a fishing trip with his father, Jack learns that Paul is in a live-in relationship with a man. The youth is bullied at school when other students find out about this.
The Wisher
The Wisher (2002)
, 1h23
Origin Canada
Genres Horror
Actors Ron Silver, Liane Balaban
Roles Campbell
Rating43% 2.160522.160522.160522.160522.16052
The movie is about a teenage girl who loves horror movies. She watches them all the time, yet is never frightened. Despite never being frightened, she begins to sleepwalk out of her house, resulting in her parents getting angry. They forbid her to watch any more horror movies in an attempt to prevent her sleepwalking, however there's a new movie called "The Wisher" out which is a huge hit with all her friends. Her father tells her she's not allowed to see it, but she sneaks out anyways. Before she leaves, she says "I wish he would just go away" and goes and sees the movie. Surprisingly, a scene in the movie is too much for her and she leaves. Her dad goes after her but then dies unexpectedly in a car accident. She then notices one of the characters in the movie following her around and whenever she makes a wish for something bad the wisher grants it.
Ali (2001)
, 2h37
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright
Roles Angelo Dundee
Rating67% 3.350433.350433.350433.350433.35043
The film begins with Cassius Clay, Jr. (Will Smith) before his championship debut against then heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. In the pre-fight weigh-in Clay heavily taunts Liston (such as calling Liston a "big ugly bear"). In the fight Clay is able to dominate the early rounds of the match, but halfway through the fight Clay complains of a burning feeling in his eyes (implying that Liston has tried to cheat) and says he is unable to continue. However, his trainer/manager Angelo Dundee (Ron Silver) gets him to keep fighting. Once Clay is able to see again he easily dominates the fight and right before round seven Liston quits, therefore making Cassius Clay the second youngest heavyweight champion at the time after Floyd Patterson. Clay spends valued time with Malcolm X (Peebles) and the two decide to take a trip to Africa.
Cutaway (2000)
, 1h44
Directed by Guy Manos
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Tom Berenger, Stephen Baldwin, Maxine Bahns, Casper Van Dien, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Phillip Glasser
Roles Lt. Brian Margate
Rating52% 2.604092.604092.604092.604092.60409
The film opens with a review of U.S. Customs Agent, Victor "Vic" Cooper's (Baldwin) personnel file, which shows that he struggles to disassociate his undercover identities from his real one. Despite the file's recommendation that he not return to active duty, he is cleared for work by Lieutenant Brian Margate (Silver). His first action back is a raid on a Bimini-based seafood importer, who Cooper believes is smuggling drugs. He is embarrassed to find only shrimp on the plane, and the pilot goes free.
Black & White, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Gina Gershon, Rory Cochrane, Ron Silver, Alison Eastwood, Ross Partridge, Carl Anthony Payne II
Roles Simon Herzel
Rating52% 2.6056752.6056752.6056752.6056752.605675
Un jeune policier se retrouve partenaire d'un agent féminin chevronné, autour de laquelle planent des suspicions : son passé tourmenté avec son père pourrait être à la source d'une certaine violence, et ne serait-elle pas l'agent de police qui exécute des truands d'une balle dans l'œil gauche ?
The White Raven, 1h32
Directed by Andrew Stevens
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Ron Silver, Agnieszka Wagner, Joanna Pacuła, Roy Scheider, Jan Rubes, Hannes Jaenicke
Roles Tully Windsor
Rating44% 2.2219152.2219152.2219152.2219152.221915
Le journaliste Tully Winsor enquête sur le Diamant Blanc, le plus gros diamant du monde. Il est sur le point de découvrir un secret qui n'aurait jamais dû être révélé. Il s'engage alors dans une course contre la monde autour du monde, où derrière chaque vérité se cache un mensonge, derrière chaque ami se dissimule un ennemi, et où la confiance ne peut exister
Girl 6
Girl 6 (1996)
, 1h48
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, Children's films
Actors Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Peter Berg, Madonna, Quentin Tarantino, Ron Silver
Roles Director #2 - LA
Rating52% 2.648922.648922.648922.648922.64892
Judy (Theresa Randle) is at an audition with Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino reveals that the film Judy is auditioning for is "the greatest romantic, African-American film ever made. Directed by me, of course" and is requested toe remove her blouse so "Q.T." and his assistant can see her breasts. She reluctantly complies, but walks out on the audition.