John P. Ryan (July 30, 1936 â" March 20, 2007) was an American character actor, best known for his role as Warden Ranken in the 1985 film Runaway Train.
A life member of The Actors Studio, Ryan died from a stroke in Los Angeles, California in 2007 at the age of 70.
He was usually cast as a dark character.
- The Tiger Makes Out (1967)
- A Lovely Way to Die (1968)
- Five Easy Pieces (1970)
- The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
- Kojak (1973) (TV series) - Episode: "Cop in the Cage"
- Shamus (1973)
- Dillinger (1973) - Charles Makley
- It's Alive (1974)
- The Missouri Breaks (1976)
- Futureworld (1976)
- It Lives Again (1978)
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series) - Episode: "Twiki is Missing"
- The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
- M*A*S*H (TV series) - Episode: "That Darn Kid"
- The Escape Artist (1982)
- Miss Lonelyhearts (1983) (TV film)
- The Right Stuff (1983)
- Simon & Simon (TV series) - Episode: "Break a Leg, Darling"
- The Cotton Club (1984)
- Cagney & Lacey (TV series) - Episode: "Orzanized Crime"
- Runaway Train (1985)
- Avenging Force (1986)
- City of Shadows (1987)
- Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
- Fatal Beauty (1987)
- Three O'Clock High (1987)
- Miami Vice (TV series) (Season five) "The Cell Within", as a reformed criminal who becomes an acclaimed author and subsequently takes Ricardo Tubbs hostage to show him his new sadistic, absolutist view on dealing with crime
- Best of the Best (1989)
- Class of 1999 (1990)
- Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
- Hoffa (1992)
- White Sands (1992)
- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
- Bound (1996)
- John P. Ryan at Find a Grave
- John P. Ryan at the Internet Movie Database
- John P. Ryan at the Internet Broadway Database
- John P. Ryan at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- John P. Ryan at AllMovie