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RIP Ron Silver

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by pressmurphy, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Jed Bartlett needs a new strategist.

    Killed by cancer, NY Post says.

  2. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    His father is the DISTRICT ATTORNEY!

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Wow. Ron was a big supporter of Rudy's mayoral campaigns. He attended all the big events, often serving as the MC.

    Rudy even named him "Chairman" of the City's Millennium celebrations.

    I hadn't seen him in years and had no idea he was sick.
  4. Wow. I didn't know was battling cancer.
    I guess he got what he deserved for backing the Republican after Bartlett.
    But in all seriousness, I'll miss him. He was a good actor.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    He was... will be missed
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Wow. Didn't see that one coming. Funny, before West Wing, he was known (to me, at least) mostly for playing psychos and bad guys. RIP. Loved his turn as the uber-strategist on TWW. That's two gone from the cast already (three, if you count the gun nut from the Police Academy movies, who played a military advisor for a few eps).
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Loved him in Semi-Tough as the kicker, as Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune.
    The guy was the Vinnie "Microwave" Johnson of any show he was on - instantly kicked it up a notch.
    The definitive Gianelli quote: "Because I'm tired of working for candidates who make me think that I should be embarrassed to believe what I believe, Sam! I'm tired of getting them elected! We all need some therapy, because somebody came along and said, "'Liberal' means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense, and we're gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn't have to go to work if they don't want to!" And instead of saying, "Well, excuse me, you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun, Leave It To Beaver trip back to the Fifties...!", we cowered in the corner, and said, "Please. Don't. Hurt. Me." No more. I really don't care who's right, who's wrong. We're both right. We're both wrong. Let's have two parties, huh? What do you say?
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Wasn't he originally one of Ann Romano's boyfriends on ODAAT?
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I don't see it on his IMDB page.

  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I remember Ron Silver mostly for playing the nutball bad guy in Blue Steel with Jamie Lee Curtis.
    Darned good actor.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Good actor. His name always makes me think of the "... father is the district attorney" promos for "Skin," which was canceled after one or two episodes. Sad to see him go.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    My bad. He was on Rhoda. Got my CBS single moms mixed up.
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