Mitchell Ryan Bio
Mitchell Ryan is an American former film, television, and stage actor, who in his six decades of television is known for playing Burke Devlin in the 1960’s gothic soap Dark Shadows, and later for his co-starring role as Thomas Gibson’s father Edward Montgomery on Dharma & Greg.
Mitchell Ryan Age
Mitchell was born on January 11, 1928 and is currently 91 years old as of 2019.
Mitchell Ryan Family|Early Life
Mitchell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His father was a novelty salesman. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After the Korean War, he went to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. There, he went on to make his acting debut in Thunder Road along with the theatre’s founder Robert Porterfield.
Mitchell Ryan Career
Ryan was an original cast member on the cult TV soap opera Dark Shadows, playing Burke Devlin until he was fired from the show in June 1967 due to his alcoholism, and replaced by Anthony George.
In 1970, Ryan was in one episode of The High Chaparral as a character named Jelks, who was on the run from the law.
He appeared in an episode of Cannon, “Fool’s Gold” in 1971, and in ABC’s The Streets of San Francisco episode “The Unicorn”. In 1973, he played the lead in the NBC adventure show Chase, with co-stars Wayne Maunder and Reid Smith.
In 1976-77, he portrayed the leading character on Executive Suite and worked with his future on-screen wife from Dharma & Greg, Susan Sullivan, in the short-lived series Julie Farr, M.D.
In 1980, Ryan played wagon master Cooper Hawkins in the CBS Western Miniseries The Chisholms, taking a wagon train of pioneers to California during the 1840s, and becoming the de facto head of the Chisholm family after the death of patriarch Hadley Chisholm.
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His other acting credits include Liar, Liar, Cannon, Magnum Force playing as Dirty Harry’s ill-fated despondent best friend and fellow police officer, a burned out motorcycle patrolman named Charlie McCoy, Lethal Weapon playing the key villain, General Peter McAllister, Grosse Pointe Blank, Electra Glide in Blue, and Hot Shots! Part Deux playing senator Grey Edwards. And in 1985, he portrayed Tillet Main, the patriarch of the Main family in the first North and South miniseries.
Ryan appeared in NBC’s The A-Team episode “Waste ‘Em”, as Grant Everett in the two-part Silk Stalkings episode “Partners”, and as Kyle Riker, the father of Commander William Riker, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Icarus Factor”; Ryan had earlier been considered for the part of series lead Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He also portrayed the roles of the abusive boyfriend of Blanche Deveraux in The Golden Girls and a police officer in a 1993 episode of NYPD Blue. That same year, Ryan was Dallas Shields in Renegade. In 1994, he appeared in the television movie, Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is, and in 1995, he appeared in Judge Dredd and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers as Dr. Terence Wynn. His character appeared in the original Halloween film, but the role was played by Robert Phalen.
He played the role of Greg’s father Edward Montgomery on the show Dharma & Greg, which ran from 1997 to 2002. The following year, Ryan voiced High father on Justice League.
He was the Screen Actors Guild Foundation president.
Mitchell Ryan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars as of 2019.
Mitchell Ryan Personal Life
Ryan was married to Lynda Morse in 1972 they had three kids but they later divorced.
Mitchell Ryan Filmography
|Strikeout||2009||Man in Car (as Mitch Ryan)||TV Show|
|Love for Rent||2005||Doctor (uncredited)||Movie|
|Justice League||2001||Highfather||TV Show|
|Aftershock: Earthquake in New York||1999||Frank Agostini||TV Show|
|The West Wing||1999||Senator Roland Pierce||TV Show|
|Making Contact||1999||Hunter (as Mitch Ryan)||Movie|
|Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story||1998||Averell Harriman (as Mitch Ryan)||TV Movie|
|Grosse Pointe Blank||1997||Mr. Bart Newberry||Movie|
|Liar Liar||1997||Mr. Allan||Movie|
|The Devil’s Own||1997||Chief Jim Kelly||Movie|
Mitchell Ryan Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and Gary Busey as their primary adversaries.
Mitchell Ryan Chase
Chase is an American crime drama television series that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1973, to August 28, 1974.
Mitchell Ryan Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971.