IMDb's 50 Most Recognizable Rons

by lisacampbell2 | created - 08 Mar 2014 | updated - 08 Mar 2014 | Public

In honour of my Dad's upcoming birthday (his name is Ron) I have put together a list of the 50 highest rated actors named Ron on IMDb's Star Meter in order from highest to lowest.

Keep your eyes peeled in a few months because I'm also going to put together a list of IMDb's 50 Most Marvelous Michelles for my Mom's birthday!

1. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

Best known from Hellboy.

2. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

OK yes so this is a bit of a cheat but before he was a director he was a star actor as a child on old TV shows like The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days. Added bonus, my Dad loves those shows, so he's in at #2!

3. Ron Livingston

Actor | The Conjuring

Ronald Joseph Livingston was born on June 5, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Linda (Rinas), a Lutheran pastor, and Kurt Livingston, an aerospace engineer. He has three siblings, Nick, John Livingston, also an actor, and Jennifer Livingston, a TV news personality at CBS/WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ...

Office Space is one of the funniest movies of all time!

4. Ron Lester

Actor | Varsity Blues

Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...

Not Another Teen Movie was super funny too!

5. Ron Eldard

Actor | Super 8

Former golden gloves boxer Ron Eldard has found success on stage, television and in feature films. Fans of the NBC medical drama ER (1994) will remember Eldard for playing a paramedic and love interest for nurse Julianna Margulies on the show's second season. The New York native graduated from the ...

I don't recognize this guy but he is the #5 ranked Ron and his IMDb says he was a famous boxer before becoming an actor.

6. Ron Glass

Actor | Serenity

Ron Glass was born on July 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, USA as Ronald Earle Glass. He was an actor and director, known for Serenity (2005), Lakeview Terrace (2008) and Firefly (2002). He died on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Serenity! Serenity! Serenity! Serenity! Serenity! Did I mention I like Serenity!

7. Ron Silver

Actor | Timecop

Ron Silver was born on July 2, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Ronald Arthur Silver. He was an actor and director, known for Timecop (1994), Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Find Me Guilty (2006). He was married to Lynne Miller. He died on March 15, 2009 in New York City.

I remember this actor from a Van Damme movie where Van Damme goes back in time to kill him. He has tons of credits and passed away several years ago but he has one of those faces where you know you recognize him from a lot of movies.

8. Ron Rifkin

Actor | Alias

Ron Rifkin was born on October 31, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Saul M. Rifkin. He is known for his work on Alias (2001), L.A. Confidential (1997) and Dragonfly (2002). He has been married to Iva Rifkin since August 28, 1966.

I know this guy I'm just not sure from what!

9. Ron Donachie

Actor | Titanic

Ron Donachie was born Ronald Eaglesham Porter on April 26, 1956 in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland. He was educated at Madras College, St. Andrews and Glasgow University, from where he graduated with an M.A (Hons.) in English Literature and Drama in 1979. After a year working as a navvy, he joined the ...

OK so this guy has over a hundred movies and he was in a lot of Game of Thrones which is my fave show of all time but still I don't recognize him? I've got to re watch GoT again to pick him out.

10. Ron Leibman

Actor | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Ron Leibman was born on October 11, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981), Garden State (2004) and Kaz (1978). He has been married to Jessica Walter since June 26, 1983. He was previously married to Linda Lavin.

We are getting to the lower popularity Rons now and I have no idea who he is but that is for the best because I have already wasted 70 minutes and I am only on Ron #10 ahaha!

11. Ron Cook

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Ron Cook was born in 1948 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Chocolat (2000) and The Merchant of Venice (2004).

I've seen Chocolat, great romantic love story movie!

12. Ron Ely

Actor | Tarzan

The 15th screen Tarzan (if you don't count Gordon Griffith) was to have played a Tarzan impersonator in a projected Mike Henry television show, which never materialized. He had been tested fourteen months earlier when Henry got the part. Prior to Tarzan, Ron had numerous parts in movies and ...

This guy was Tarzan and my Dad is strong like Tarzan! Aaa-a-a-a-a-aaaaaaah!

13. Ron Smoorenburg

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Ron Smoorenburg (44) holds the world record record highest kick (11 feet) is mainly known for the end fight in Jackie Chan's 'Who am I?' (1998) which got a Hong Kong Oscar for the best action scene of the year.

Over the last 20 years Ron worked with a lot of well known martial art action stars like;...

Another one I don't recognize, I have to start watching more movies with Rons in them. cool pic tho.

14. Ron Moody

Actor | Oliver!

Equipped with a crooked, leering smirk and devilish gleam in his eye, the homely, yet beautifully expressive mug of actor Ron Moody will be most assuredly remembered for one signature role, despite the fact that the talented comedian had much, much more to offer. Carol Channing may have had her ...

Old movies. My Dad probably knows him.

15. Ron Palillo

Actor | Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

At 14, Ron Palillo (born Ronald Gabriel Paolillo) started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents, Gabriel and Carmel Paolillo, were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, ...

Soap operas, Dad is gonna hate this! Ahahaha this one is more for Mom's list I think.

16. Ron O'Neal

Actor | Red Dawn

Tall, lean, handsome veteran stage and classically trained actor, best known for his iconic role as Youngblood Priest - the long haired, stylishly dressed cocaine dealer who wants to make one last big score so he can retire from the cocaine business, in the seminal 1972 crime drama Super Fly. Son ...

He played Super fly in Super Fly? OK that just is awesome. Dad you are pretty Super fly too!

17. Ron Kennell

Writer | Reveille

Ron Kennell was born on May 30, 1970 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Reveille (2013), Blood Harvest (2017) and Pompeii (2014).

Literally just saw this movie like 2 days ago!

18. Ron Canada

Actor | Wedding Crashers

Ron Canada's acting career spans 41 years of work in Theatre, Film and Television. From 'Adventures in Babysitting,' 'Home Alone 2,' 'National Treasure,' 'An American President,' 'Cinderella Man,' 'Wedding Crashers' and 'Ted 2,' Ron has memorably performed in many of the country's most popular ...

Awesome name awesome country awesome movie, check check check!

19. Ron Carey

Actor | History of the World: Part I

He was a notably short, Italian, nasal-toned and mischievous-looking fellow, a perfect type for the stand-up comedy circuit and for playing Brooklynesque characters in T.V. sitcoms and films...which is just what Ron Carey did. He was born Ronald Joseph Cicenia in Newark, New Jersey, on December ...

Movies from the seventies.

20. Ron Melendez

Actor | American Horror Story

Born and raised in Southern California, Ron Melendez knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an actor. Inspired by his family's weekly trips to the movie theater (his parent's would often take him out of school to see the latest release), Ron began pursuing his career at 16. While still in ...

Dad hates hair like that so we will see what he thinks!

21. Ron Masak

Actor | Murder, She Wrote

Ron Masak (MAY-SACK) was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a salesman/musician (Floyd L.), and a mother (Mildred), who was a merchandise buyer. Ron attended Chicago City College, and studied theater at both the CCC and the Drama Guild. He made his acting debut with the Drama Guild in Chicago in...

Tora! Tora! Tora! ok I give up wth?

22. Ron Peters

Script_department | Fury

Ron Peters is known for his work on Fury (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Defiance (2008).

OK this guy doesn't even have a picture that's just not fair.

23. Ron Dean

Actor | The Breakfast Club

Ron Dean is a character actor with over thirty years of film and television roles to his credit. This multi-talented actor, with a "tough guy" demeanor, has masterfully played nasty villains to hard, authoritative individuals (often as cops and military officials). Ron Dean has played in several ...

the Dark Knight! The Dark Knight! The Dark Knight! The Dark Knight!

24. Ron Selmour

Actor | The Chronicles of Riddick

Ronald Selmour was born on the beautiful Caribbean island of Ayiti, (Haiti) to Marguerite (S Joseph) and J P Decius Selmour, business owners. Though he graduated from Dawson College with a DEC in Social Sciences, future Actor Ronald Selmour decided he needed to further his education in a totally ...

I saw Tron Legacy and I don't remember this guy but it is better off because I did not like it ahahaha!

25. Ron Yuan

Actor | Mulan

Ron Yuan just wrapped as one of the ensemble leads in Disney's live adaptation "Mulan" directed by Niki Caro. Yuan plays battle hardened Master Sgt. Qiang, 2nd in command of the Imperial Regiment. He stars with Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Gong Li, Jason S Lee and Crystal Liu. In the newly released "Mortal ...

This guy from Fast n Furious shouldn't he be way higher on this list!

26. Ron Thomas

Actor | The Karate Kid

Ron Thomas was born on November 15, 1961 in Reno, Nevada, USA as Ronald Lee Thomas. He is an actor, known for The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Big Bet (1985).

Karate Kid but no picture, he was not the karate kid tho. Maybe one of the bad guys he beat up ahaha!

27. Ron Hayes

Actor | Everglades

Ron Hayes was born on February 26, 1929 in San Francisco, California, USA as Ronald G. Hayes. He was an actor, known for Everglades (1961), The Invaders (1967) and Dallas (1978). He was married to Carol Capek, Caroline Muir, Betty Endicott and Joan Sturgess. He died on October 1, 2004 in Malibu, ...

Another soap opera guy Dad is gonna kill me please Dad don't kill me!

28. Ron Clinton Smith

Actor | Just Mercy

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ronald Clinton Smith, was born on March 19, 1951, to Harry Raymond Smith, a former football player at Georgia Tech and P-51 fighter pilot in WW II and Korea, who died when Ron was fifteen, and Theresa Vina Gooch, a model and homemaker. Encouraged to sing at an early ...

I don't know him but he has tons and tons of credits.

29. Ron Taylor

Actor | Trading Places

Ron Taylor was born on October 16, 1952 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Ronald James Taylor. He was an actor, known for Trading Places (1983), Matlock (1986) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Deborah Sharpe. He died on January 16, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He passed away recently and he was only 49 so sad.

30. Ron White

Actor | Unforgiven

Ron White was born in 1953 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Unforgiven (1992), Screamers (1995) and Defendor (2009). He was married to Lisa Robertson. He died on April 4, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Unforgiven a movie I always wanted to see and still have to I have got to get around to seeing this movie!

31. Ron Lynch

Actor | Home Movies

Ron Lynch was born on February 1, 1953 in Bethpage, New York, USA as Ronald J. Lynch. He is an actor and writer, known for Home Movies (1999), RVC: The Lone Shopping Network (2012) and Polé Polé (2012).

Smashed isn't a show it is what Bob gets right Dad? insert drum role here.

32. Ron Lea

Actor | The Recruit

Ron Lea was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for The Recruit (2003), Punisher: War Zone (2008) and Saw IV (2007).

He looks kinda like you Dad!

33. Ron Orbach

Actor | Clueless

Ron Orbach was born on March 23, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Clueless (1995), Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) and Chicanery (2017).

I know this guy from TV shows and stuff! This IMDb Star Meter must be off a bit because the last 10 guys or so I haven't ever seen but this guy is totally familiar to me this is weird.

34. Ron McLarty

Actor | The Postman

Ron McLarty was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for The Postman (1997), St. Vincent (2014) and Cop Rock (1990). He has been married to Kate Skinner since January 1, 2004. He was previously married to Diane Dorothy Tesitor.

This picture is so small. I like the movies he is in tho.

35. Ron Holgate

Actor | 1776

Ron Holgate was born on May 26, 1937 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA. He is an actor, known for 1776 (1972), Cabeza de Vaca (1962) and Men of Means (1998). He has been married to Amy DeGange since 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Dorothy Collins.

Totally lost on this one, another no picture and old movies I have never heard of.

36. Ron Harper

Actor | Pearl Harbor

Born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania--a small town just east of Pittsburgh--Ron Harper became valedictorian of his senior class and won an academic scholarship to Princeton University, where he supplemented his academic studies by appearing in a number of plays and musical comedies. He earned a ...

Pearl Harbour Dad you love that movie isn't it your fave movie? ahahahahah!

37. Ron Pritchard

Actor | Lovelace

As the most endorsed and sought after "Sammy" look-alike & impersonator, Ron Pritchard has entertained thousands nationwide with his extraordinary talent & stunning resemblance to the beloved legend Sammy Davis Jr..

Actor, singer, dancer, impersonator; the multi-talented Ron has astonishingly ...

OK this guy just looks nukkin futz.

38. Ron Vawter

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Ron Vawter was born on December 9, 1948 in Latham, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). He died on April 16, 1994.

Silence of the Lambs! Silence of the lambs! Silence of the lambs!!!!!!!

39. Ron Starr

Actor | Ride the High Country

Ron Starr was born on March 10, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Ride the High Country (1962), Mister Roberts (1965) and Angels Hard as They Come (1971).

Old westerns and Elvis movies oh boy Dad this one is actually one you will like.

40. Ron Butler

Actor | Spartan

Ron Butler is an actor and director, known for Spartan (2004), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and The Photographs of Your Junk (Will Be Publicized!) (2011).

Lots of credits but don't recognize him from anything.

41. Ron Pinkard

Actor | Emergency!

Ron Pinkard was born on January 22, 1941 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Ronald Pinkard. He is an actor, known for Emergency! (1972), McMillan & Wife (1971) and Flight of the Intruder (1991).

Perry Mason Ironsides Matlock Emergency OK so this guy is maybe your real life friend holy crap he is in every show you love that you ever made me watch.

42. Ron Roggé

Actor | Raising Helen

Born in Hawaii, raised in Alameda, California, and trained primarily in Theater in the San Francisco Bay Area, performing in over 75 plays and/or musicals before moving to Hollywood, and attaining his 1st ever TV credit. Also, an active Theater director with over 35 credits, and has been associated...

OK this guy you will hate, Rob Schneider movies are not your fortay Dad ahaha!

43. Ron Gans

Actor | Pryde of the X-Men

While many people may not know Ron Gans' face, any self-respecting fan of 70s drive-in exploitation cinema should be highly familiar with his extremely distinctive and unmistakable deep'n'dulcet velvet smooth golden throat voice. Gans lent his deliciously plummy tones to numerous theatrical ...

"any self-respecting fan of 70s drive-in exploitation cinema should be highly familiar with his extremely distinctive and unmistakable deep'n'dulcet velvet smooth golden throat voice" OK Dad based on this bio you have to know this guy since you are always going on about how drive in movies are the best of all time with the food and you don't get out of your car and blah blah blah hey it's your birthday that doesn't mean I don't get to tease you old timer!

44. Ron Killings

Actor | The Wrestler

Ron Killings was born on January 19, 1972 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on The Wrestler (2008), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Main Event (2012). He has been married to Pamela Killings since April 7, 2011. They have one child.

This guy looks like a total psycho and his name is Killings what more do you need to know? OK I just checked him out he has a million credits as a WWE wrestler no wonder I don't know him. That pic tho wow, wouldn't want to see him in a dark alley would you?

45. Ron Perkins

Actor | The Prestige

Ron Perkins is an actor, known for The Prestige (2006), Spider-Man (2002) and Reindeer Games (2000).

I remember this guy from House he is one of the doctors! Not sure who he is in Spider Man but not the uncle I just checked. It is weird how you click on random people and see how many things they were in where you would know them from!

46. Ron Sparks

Writer | You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days

Ron Sparks is a Canadian comedian, actor and writer. He was born in Chatham-Kent, Ontario but lives in Toronto, Ontario, where he is best known as a stand-up comedian and regular and favourite juror on MuchMusic's highest-rated show, Video on Trial. He also starred as The Judge in the MuchMusic "...

Video on Trial! Video On Trial! Video on Trial! Video on Trail! Video on Trial!

47. Ron Johnson

Actor | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Ron Johnson was born in 1973 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Zebrahead (1992) and Survival Quest (1988).

There was a Sister Act 2? I like the first one actually so wierd I don't know about this.

48. Ron Ostrow

Actor | Sports Night

Ron Ostrow is known for his work on Sports Night (1998), A Few Good Men (1992) and The West Wing (1999).

A Few Good Men is another movie I always mean to see but never did yet.

49. Ron James

Actor | Tommy Boy

Ron James' unique brand of physical comedy is balanced with intelligent and informative observations on everything from the mosquito driven torment of a Canadian camping trip to the sheer terror of being in a traffic jam with your bladder about to explode. His kinetic energy and comic style have ...

Dad it's your fave the Ron James show.

50. Ron Pucillo

Actor | The Downside of Bliss

Ron Pucillo began his acting and writing career as a 25-year-old college student, doing various plays and writing articles on music, in particularly about his father Danny Pucillo, a famous Jazz drummer. A few years later his first script, Play Hard, was published in a local magazine, a film that ...

Our end lists with Ron Pucillo #50. Now that you are at the bottom of reading I can tell you forget about any of these other Rons no matter what # they are you are always #1 in our hearts we love you Dad!


I love you!!!!!!!!

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