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Mitchell Ryan
Born January 11, 1934 (1934-01-11) (age 76)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958–present

Mitchell Ryan (born January 11, 1934) is an American actor most recently known for playing Edward Montgomery (Greg's father) on the sitcom Dharma & Greg. He also worked with his on-screen wife from Dharma & Greg, Susan Sullivan, in the short-lived series Julie Farr, M.D..

Ryan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.[1] After the Korean War, he went to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. There he went on to make his acting debut in Thunder Road along with the Theatre's founder Robert Porterfield.

Ryan was an original cast member on the cult TV soap Dark Shadows, playing Burke Devlin until he was fired from the show in June 1967 due to his alcoholism, and replaced by the late Anthony George. His other acting credits include Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Liar, Liar, Magnum Force, Lethal Weapon (as the key villain, The General), Grosse Pointe Blank, Electra Glide in Blue, and Hot Shots! Part Deux (as senator Grey Edwards). In 1973, he played the lead in the NBC adventure show Chase, with co-stars Wayne Maunder and Reid Smith. In 1980, Ryan played wagonmaster Cooper Hawkins in the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms. In the story line, he was taking a wagon train of pioneers to California during the 1840s and became the de facto head of the Chisholm family after the death of patriarch Hadley Chisholm, played by Robert Preston. Reid Smith played the role of Lester Hackett in the later episodes of the miniseries.

Ryan played in NBC's The A-Team episode "Waste 'Em". He also appeared as Kyle Riker, the father of Commander William Riker, in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Icarus Factor and as a police officer named Jack Hanlon in a 1993 episode of NYPD Blue. His Broadway theatre credits include Wait Until Dark, Medea, and The Price.


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