Jul 02, 1946
New York, New York, USA
Mar 15, 2009
New York, New York, USA
Biography: Ronald Arthur Silver was born on July 2, 1946 in Manhattan, New York to May and Irving Roy Silver. He attended SUNY Buffalo, St. John's University, and Columbia University's Graduate School of International Affairs. He studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio and at The Actors Studio. He was president of Actors' Equity in the 1990s. He married Lynne Miller, with whom he had his children Adam and Alexandra.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Arrival," "Romancing the Stone," "Ali," "Silkwood," "Timecop," "Find Me Guilty," "The Entity," "Reversal of Fortune," "Blue Steel," "The Ten," "Silent Rage," "Girl 6," and "Best Friends." Television credits include: "The West Wing," "Law & Order," "Hill Street Blues," "Crossing Jordan," "The Practice," "Chicago Hope," "The Rockford Files," "and "Wiseguy."

He co-founded the Creative Coalition, an entertainment industry political advocacy organization, in 1989.
He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. President George W. Bush appointed him 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.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on March 18, 2009.
Speed-the-Plow (May 03, 1988 - Dec 31, 1988)
  • Starring: Ron Silver
    • Charlie Fox - (Apr 09, 1988 - Aug 28, 1988)
Social Security (Apr 17, 1986 - Mar 22, 1987)
  • Starring: Ron Silver [David Kahn]
Hurlyburly (Aug 07, 1984 - Jun 02, 1985)
  • Starring: Ron Silver [Mickey]

Tony Award®

Best Actor in Play

1988 | Winner  | Speed-the-Plow
Starring: Ron Silver

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1988 | Winner  | Speed-the-Plow
Starring: Ron Silver


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