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Ron Taylor
Born 16 October 1952(1952-10-16)
Galveston, Texas, USA
Died 16 January 2002 (aged 49)
Years active 1983 – 2001
Spouse(s) Deborah Sharpe (? - January 16, 2002) (his death) 1 child[1]

Ronald James Taylor (October 16, 1952, Galveston, Texas – January 16, 2002) was an American actor.

Chiefly famous for his role as Stanley in Vinnie and Bobby in 1992 he also had a host of other guest appearances in popular television to his name including providing the voice for "Bleeding Gums" Murphy in The Simpsons. He also starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a Klingon chef. He also originated the role of Audrey II in the original Off Broadway production of Little Shop Of Horrors. Taylor's acting debut was in the 1983 comedy Trading Places where he was credited as Big Black Guy. Ron married Deborah Sharpe and they stayed married till his death, and they had a child named Adamah together.[1] The date they married is unknown.

He was also a writer for Forever Knight (1992) and The Sentinel (1996). He died of a heart attack. The Simpsons episode "Sweets and Sour Marge" was dedicated to him.


  1. ^ a b Ron Taylor's biography, and personal info. Retrieved on 2009-06-17, "Married Deborah Sharpe"

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