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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.

Filmography



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)

References


John P. Ryan (actor)

External links



  • 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



John P. Ryan (actor)

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