John P. Ryan




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John P. Ryan was born on July 30, 1936, in New York City, and passed away on March 20, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. Before becoming an actor, John served in the U.S. Army and as a welfare investigator. His interest in acting began during college while studying English at City College in New York. In 1967, John made his film debut in "The Tiger Makes Out." During his career he appeared in over 70 films and television series. He is known for his roles in the 1974 film "It's Alive," the 1985 film "Runaway Train," the 1993 film "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" and the 1996 film "Bound." He appeared on television in episodes of the original "Starsky and Hutch," "American Playhouse," "Cagney & Lacey" and "Johnny Bago." His television movies include "A Killing Affair," "Kill Me If You Can," "Shooting Stars" and "Houston: The Legend of Texas." John also worked as a producer in the 1987 film "City of Shadows."