Born: February 20, 1965
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, U.S.
Ronald Jason Eldard (born February 20, 1965) is an American actor.Eldard, the second youngest of seven children (4 sisters and 2 brothers), was born in Long Island, New York. He is of Irish and Scottish descent. Eldard's mother died in a car accident when he was a child, and Eldard and his siblings were sent to live with various family members. He attended grade school in Utah while living with his aunt and uncle. At age 13, Ron moved to Ridgewood, Queens to live with his sister Lana and her husband.
Eldard made his film debut in the 1989 comedy True Love, written and directed by Nancy Savoca, and co-starring Annabella Sciorra. This film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Eldard has performed on Broadway in critically acclaimed productions of On the Waterfront, Biloxi Blues, Bash: Latterday Plays, and Death of a Salesman. The latter two were filmed for Showtime productions.
Eldard is known for his role as Mickey Bunce in the cult comedy film Drop Dead Fred (1991).
He is also known for his role as street thug John Reilly in the 1996 film Sleepers, which co-starred Brad Pitt, Billy Crudup, Jason Patric, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Minnie Driver.
On January 9, 2006 he debuted in the role of Father Flynn in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production of Doubt opposite the British actress Dame Eileen Atkins. 2014 starred in the indie horror film Poker Night.
|One Life to Live||Blade||Television series|
|1991||Drop Dead Fred||Mickey Bunce|
|1992||Jumpin' Joe||Joe Dugan||Television film|
|Arresting Behavior||Officer Donny Walsh||Television series|
|Scent of a Woman||Officer Gore|
|1993-1994||Bakersfield P.D.||Detective Wade Preston||Television series|
|1995||Sex & the Other Man||Bill Jameson|
|The Last Supper||Pete|
|1995-1996||ER||Paramedic Ray 'Shep' Shepard||Television series|
|1996||Bastard Out of Carolina||Glen Waddell|
|1996-1997||Men Behaving Badly||Kevin Murphy||Television series|
|1998||Deep Impact||Oren Monash|
|When Trumpets Fade||Pvt./Sgt./Lt. David Manning||Television film|
|1999||Homicide: Life on the Street||Emmet Carey||Television series|
|Delivered||Reed||aka Death by Pizza|
|The Runner||Edward Harrington|
|Mystery, Alaska||Matt 'Skank' Marden|
|2000||Death of a Salesman||Biff Loman||Television film|
|2001||Bash: Latter-Day Plays||Television film|
|Black Hawk Down||CWO Michael Durant|
|2002||Just a Kiss||Dag|
|2003||House of Sand and Fog||Lester|
|2005||Fathers and Sons||Tom||Television film|
|Blind Justice||Detective Jim Dunbar||Television series|
|Already Dead||Thomas Archer|
|2008||The Tenth Circle||Daniel Stone||Television film|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Geno Parnell||Television series|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Carl Harris||Television series|
|Super 8||Louis Dainard|
|2013||Justified||Colton "Colt" Rhodes||Television series|
|Odds Are...||The Homeowner|