Ron Thompson (actor)
Ron Thompson (born January 31, 1941) is an American film, television, theatre actor, singer and songwriter.
Ron Thompson, Beverly Hills, California, July 17, 2018
|Other names||Ronnie Thompson|
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson is perhaps best known for his dual lead roles in Ralph Bakshi's critically acclaimed rotoscope film American Pop and the 1970s TV series Baretta in the role of Detective Nopke.
Thompson originated the role of Shanty Mulligan in the 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning play No Place to be Somebody by Charles Gordone and won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his 1973 theatre lead performance in the play Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
|1969||No Place to be Somebody||Shanty Mulligan|
|1972||The Time of Your Life||Willie|
|1973||Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?||Bickham||Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (Lead Performance)|
|1976||Buy the Bi and Bye||WD|
|1967||Brown Eye, Evil Eye||Freddy St. Claire|
|1973||The No Mercy Man||John Dunn||aka "The Vietnam Soldier" – Europe (English title) (video title)|
aka "Trained to Kill: USA" – USA (DVD title)
|1977||The White Buffalo||Frozen Dog Pimp||aka "Hunt to Kill" – USA (TV title)|
|1981||American Pop||Tony Belinksy and Pete Belinksy|
|Deep Cover||Store Owner|
|1993||Death Ring||Needles, Tattooer|
|2015||Last Days of Coney Island||Cops||Voice|
|2017||Hate Horses||Rex Napier|
|2017||Low Town||Langston Bedry|
|1962||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Larry
|Securities for Suckers|
Runaway Road-Story of a Missing Person
Assignment: Teenage Junkies
Assignment: Teenage Junkies
|1963||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Junkie||1||Assignment: Teenage Junkies|
|1974||Mannix||Kirk Bullard||1||Death Has No Face|
|1974||Ironside||Bartender||1||Amy Prentiss: Part 1|
|1974||The Gun||Tom||TV Movie|
|1975||The Dream Makers||Dave||TV Movie|
|1975||The Streets of San Francisco||Willie||1||Web of Lies|
|1975||Baretta||Penguin||1||Count the Days I'm Gone|
|1976||Baretta||Detective Nopke||5||Murder For Me|
Pay or Die
Death on the Run
|1976||The Rebels||Henry David Thoreau||1||Henry David Thoreau|
|1977||Quincy, M.E.||Claude Stern||1||The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone|
|1980||The Waltons||GI||1||The Prodigals|
|1982||The Greatest American Hero||Guard||1||Good Samaritan|
|1985||Cagney & Lacey||Jimmy MacDonald||1||Organized Crime|
|1989||Imagining America||Beatnik Poet||1||This Ain't Bebop|
|1997||Crisis Center||Junkie||1||He Said, She Said|
- "Ron Thompson". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
- Maçek III, J.C. (August 2, 2012). "'American Pop'... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung". PopMatters.
- Canby, Vincent (February 13, 1981). "'American Pop' Grown-Up Animation". The New York Times. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- Vespe, Eric (November 5, 2012). "What does the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day look like, man? A soda fountain?". Ain't It Cool News.
- "Ron Thompson – Filmography – MSN Movies". Movies.msn.com. 2010. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
- Gussow, Mel (December 31, 1969). "Theater: 'No Place to Be Somebody' Opens Run" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
- "No Place to be Somebody". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Drake, Sylvie (July 24, 1987). "This Revival Of 'No Place' Goes Places". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- "No Place to be Somebody". The Matrix Theatre Company. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
- "Jet Has Role In Broadway Play, 'To Be Somebody'". Jet: 57. May 14, 1970.
- Garland, Phyl (July 1970). "The Prize Winners". Ebony: 30.
- "Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle – 1969–1979 LADCC Awards". Ladramacriticscircle.com. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
- "Entertainment In The Valley". Progress Buelltin. Pomona, California. February 7, 1976. p. 28.
- "Tele-Vues, Sunday, June 6, 1976". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. June 6, 1976. p. 170.
- "TV Log". Redlands Daily Facts. Redlands, California. June 5, 1976. p. 10.
- Roy, Precious (May 1, 2018). "[CARGO] teaser has unpacked!". Ain't It Cool News.
- Gingold, Michael (May 3, 2018). "Another "[CARGO]" Opens This Summer; Poster, Trailer, Novel And Soundtrack Info/Art". Rue Morgue.
- DiVincenzo, Alex (June 28, 2017). "Watch the trailer for [Cargo], a contained thriller". Broke Horror Fan.
- Official website
- Ron Thompson on IMDb
- Ron Thompson on Facebook
- Ron Thompson on Instagram
- Ron Thompson's channel on YouTube
- 'American Pop'... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung interview at PopMatters
- Radio interview with actor Ron Thompson of American Pop on YouTube
- American Pop - Q&A video with actor Ron Thompson at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on Vimeo
- Beyond the Marquee - EXCLUSIVE: Ralph Bakshi's AMERICAN POP – Video of Historic Q&A with Actor Ron Thompson
- Hate Horses - Official feature film trailer starring Ron Thompson on YouTube
- Ron Thompson Skype Interview on YouTube
- Ron Thompson WPWL 103.7 radio interview
- Cargo - Official trailer starring Ron Thompson on YouTube