Ronny Cox Biography

Ronny Cox is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and musician with over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is known for his diverse range of characters, including George Apple in ‘Apple’s Way,’ Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil in ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ Richard Jones in ‘RoboCop,’ and Vilos Cohaagen in ‘Total Recall.’ In addition to his acting career, Cox has performed in over 100 shows and has released five CDs as a musician. Born in Portales, New Mexico, Cox attended Eastern New Mexico University, where he studied speech correction and theater. He was married to Mary for over four decades before her passing.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Daniel Ronald Cox
  • Age: 85 Years, 85 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Mary Cox (m. 1960 – died. 2006)
    • Father: Bob P. Cox
    • Mother: Lounette Cox
    • Children: Brian Cox
  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Height: 6’2″ (188 cm), 6’2″ Males
  • Notable Alumni: Eastern New Mexico University
  • U.S. State: New Mexico
  • Education: Eastern New Mexico University

Acting Career

Ronny Cox made his acting debut in the 1972 film ‘Deliverance.’ During 1974 and 1975, he appeared in the family drama series ‘Apple’s Way’. He next appeared in an episode of the horror drama series ‘Quinn Martin’s Tales of the Unexpected’.

In 1981, he played Colonel Kerby in ‘Taps’, a movie about a group of military students who take over their school so as to save it from closing. Two years later, the actor featured in the films ‘The Beast Within’ and ‘Tangiers’. After this, he starred as Lt. Andrew Bogomil in the action comedy ‘Beverly Hills Cop’, the highest-grossing American film of 1984. That year, Cox also joined the cast of NBC’s ‘Spencer’. He then reprised his role of Capt. Andrew Bogomil in ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ which released in 1987. He also began playing Dr. John Gideon in the medical drama series ‘St. Elsewhere’ the same year.

Cox commenced the new decade with the sci-fi flick ‘Total Recall’ which also featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin and Michael Ironside. Also in 1990, he starred as Chief Roger Kendrick in the police drama series ‘Cop Rock’. He ended the decade with the role of President Jack Neil in Dwight H. Little’s thriller ‘Murder at 1600’.

In 2000, Cox appeared as John Ramsey in the miniseries ‘Perfect Murder, Perfect Town’. This was followed by his role in the western series ‘American Outlaws’ where he appeared as Doc Mimms. In 2006, he featured in the series ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Commander in Chief’. Two years later, the actor made an appearance in ‘Cold Case’, a police procedural series that revolved around a police department division that investigates cold cases. Following an appearance in the adventure-thriller movie ‘Beyond the Reach’, Cox played Gideon Claybourne in the 2018 musical drama ‘Nashville’.

Music Career

Ronny Cox also has a successful music career. He performs at various festivals and theaters every year along with his band that comprises world-class musicians. He has also released CDs featuring an eclectic mixture of folk, jazz and western tunes. Some of his music projects are ‘How I Love Them Old Songs…,’ ‘Cowboy Savant,’ ‘Acoustic Eclectricity’ and ‘Songs… with Repercussions,’ to name a few.

Family & Personal Life

Ronny Cox was born on July 23, 1938 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA, to Lounette and Bob P. Cox. He studied at Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in 1963. Talking about his love life, Cox met his wife Mary when he was in the seventh grade and she was in the fifth. The couple married in 1960 and had two kids. His wife died in 2006.

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