John P. Ryan

Actor, Producer

Actor, Producer


Character actor John P. Ryan was born on July 30, 1936 in New York City. The son of Irish immigrant parents, Ryan graduated from Rice High School and studied English at the City College of New York, where he first developed an interest in acting. He served six years in the US Army and worked as a welfare investigator prior to pursuing an acting ...
Birth date
1936-07-30
Death date
2007-03-20
Height
6' (1.83 m)

Known For


Runaway Train
Runaway Train
Ranken (1985)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Buzz Bronski (1993)
Bound
Bound
Mickey Malnato (1996)
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Head of Program (1983)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorBound
Mickey Malnato (as John Ryan)
1996
ActorTall Tale
Grub
1995
ActorThe Patriots
Arthur (as John Ryan)
1994
ActorBad Blood
John Blackstone (as John T. Ryan)
1994
ActorBatman: Mask of the Phantasm
Buzz Bronski (voice)
1993
ActorThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
(TV Series) Sheriff Bob Cavendish - Showdown (1993) ... Sheriff Bob Cavendish
1993
ActorJohnny Bago
(TV Series) Sheriff - Johnny's Manly Act (1993) ... Sheriff
1993
ActorYoung Goodman Brown
The Devil
1993
ActorHoffa
Red Bennett
1992
ActorWhite Sands
Arms Dealer (uncredited)
1992
ActorStar Time
Sam Bones
1992
ActorBlood River
(TV Movie) Henry Logan, Rancher
1991
ActorFinal Stage
the Character and the Actor
1990
ActorEternity
Thomas Vandervere / Prosecutor
1990/II
ActorDelta Force 2: The Colombian Connection
Gen. Taylor
1990
ActorClass of 1999
Mr. Hardin
1990
ActorBest of the Best
Jennings
1989
ActorMiami Vice
(TV Series) Jake Manning - The Cell Within (1989) ... Jake Manning
1989
ActorParamedics
Captain Prescott
1988
ActorCity of Shadows
Sergeant Fireman
1987
ActorRent-a-Cop
Wieser
1987
ActorDeath Wish 4: The Crackdown
Nathan White
1987
ActorFatal Beauty
Lt. Kellerman
1987
ActorThree O'Clock High
Mr. O'Rourke
1987
ActorFaerie Tale Theatre
(TV Series) Hendrick Hudson / Narrator - Rip Van Winkle (1987) ... Hendrick Hudson / Narrator
1987
ActorHouston: The Legend of Texas
(TV Movie) David Burnett
1986
ActorAvenging Force
Prof. Elliott Glastenbury
1986
ActorHollywood Beat
(TV Series) Blackie Scanlon - Fast Hustle (1985) ... Blackie Scanlon
1985
ActorRunaway Train
Ranken
1985
ActorCagney & Lacey
(TV Series) Philip Corrigan - Organized Crime (1985) ... Philip Corrigan
1985
ActorMatt Houston
(TV Series) Bart - The Nightmare Man (1985) ... Bart
1985
ActorThe Cotton Club
Joe Flynn (as John Ryan)
1984
ActorSimon & Simon
(TV Series) Stewart Crawford - Break a Leg, Darling (1984) ... Stewart Crawford
1984
ActorThe Right Stuff
Head of Program
1983
ActorShooting Stars
(TV Movie) McGee
1983
ActorBreathless
Lt. Parmental
1983
ActorAmerican Playhouse
(TV Series) Peter Doyle - Miss Lonelyhearts (1983) ... Peter Doyle (as John Ryan)
1983
ActorThe Devlin Connection
(TV Series) - The Lady on the Billboard (1982)
1982
ActorThe Escape Artist
Vernon
1982
ActorM*A*S*H
(TV Series) Major Van Zandt - That Darn Kid (1982) ... Major Van Zandt
1982
ActorThe Postman Always Rings Twice
Kennedy
1981
ActorHart to Hart
(TV Series) Milo Vitt - Murder, Murder on the Wall (1980) ... Milo Vitt
1980
ActorWillow B: Women in Prison
(TV Movie) Mr. Canady
1980
ActorThe Last Flight of Noah's Ark
Coslough
1980
ActorOn the Nickel1980
ActorBuck Rogers in the 25th Century
(TV Series) Kurt Belzack - Twiki Is Missing (1980) ... Kurt Belzack
1980
ActorParis
(TV Series) Joe Larkin - Fitz's Boys (1980) ... Joe Larkin
1980
ActorHawaii Five-O
(TV Series) Guido Marioni - Good Help Is Hard to Find (1979) ... Guido Marioni
1979
ActorKaz
(TV Series) - A Piece of Cake (1979)
1979
ActorStarsky and Hutch
(TV Series) Detective Luke Huntley / Frank Malone - Birds of a Feather (1979) ... Detective Luke Huntley (as John Ryan) - I Love You, Rosey Malone (1977) ... Frank Malone
1977-1979
ActorIt Lives Again
Frank Davis
1978
ActorKill Me If You Can
(TV Movie) Johnson
1977
ActorA Killing Affair
(TV Movie) Flagler
1977
ActorThe Rockford Files
(TV Series) Dearborn - Dirty Money, Black Light (1977) ... Dearborn
1977
ActorFutureworld
Dr. Schneider (as John Ryan)
1976
ActorThe Missouri Breaks
Si (as John Ryan)
1976
ActorMatt Helm
(TV Series) Carl Ainsley - Murder on the Run (1975) ... Carl Ainsley
1975
ActorDeath Scream
(TV Movie) Detective Dave Lambert (as John Ryan)
1975
ActorArcher
(TV Series) Lieutenant Barney Brighton - Blood Money (1975) ... Lieutenant Barney Brighton - The Vanished Man (1975) ... Lieutenant Barney Brighton - Shades of Blue (1975) ... Lieutenant Barney Brighton - The Arsonist (1975) ... Lieutenant Barney Brighton - The Turkish Connection (1975) ... Lieutenant Barney Brighton
1975
ActorPolice Woman
(TV Series) Collier - Sidewinder (1975) ... Collier
1975
ActorTarget Risk
(TV Movie) Ralph Sloan
1975
ActorIt's Alive
Frank (as John Ryan)
1974
ActorKojak
(TV Series) Peter Ibbotson - Cop in a Cage (1974) ... Peter Ibbotson
1974
ActorCops and Robbers
Patsy O'Neill
1973
ActorDillinger
Charles Mackley (as John Ryan)
1973
ActorShamus
Col. Hardcore
1973
ActorThe King of Marvin Gardens
Surtees (as John Ryan)
1972
ActorThe Legend of Nigger Charley
Houston (as John Ryan)
1972
ActorBeen Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
Oeuf
1971
ActorFive Easy Pieces
Spicer (as John Ryan)
1970
ActorThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) William Quine / Ernie Flood - The Swindler (1969) ... William Quine - Breakthrough (1968) ... Ernie Flood
1968-1969
ActorN.Y.P.D.
(TV Series) Keeley / Head Tough - Walk the Long Pier (1968) ... Keeley - Money Man (1967) ... Head Tough (as John P. Ryan)
1967-1968
ActorWhat's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Roger (uncredited)
1968
ActorA Lovely Way to Die
Harry Samson (uncredited)
1968
ActorA Hatful of Rain
(TV Movie) Chuck
1968
ActorThe Tiger Makes Out
Toni's Escort
1967
ActorHawk
(TV Series) Arthur Quidd - Legacy for a Lousy Future (1966) ... Arthur Quidd
1966
RoleTitleYear
ProducerCity of Shadows
(line producer)
1987
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageSweet and Savage: Eric Roberts on Runaway Train
(Video documentary short) Warden Ranken (uncredited)
2013
Archive footageFrom Thespian to Fugitive: Jon Voight Remembers Runaway Train
(Video documentary short) Ranken (uncredited)
2013
Archive footageRunning on Empty: An Interview with Andrei Konchalovsky
(Video documentary short) Warden Ranken (uncredited)
2013
Archive footageThe Calm Before the Chaos: Kyle T. Heffner Reflects on Runaway Train
(Video documentary short) Ranken
2013
Archive footageThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) Coslough - The Last Flight of Noah's Ark: Part 2 (1981) ... Coslough - The Last Flight of Noah's Ark: Part 1 (1981) ... Coslough
1981