Ron McLarty was born on the 26th April 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island and now lives in New York city with wife, Kate Skinner. Ron had three children with his first wife, Diane Tesitor, to whom he was married for 30 years until her death in 2002. He is an award winning actor and playwright. Ron has appeared in many TV shows including The Practice and Law & Order. Ron was a regular star on Spenser: For Hire where he appeared as Sgt. Frank Belson. He has also appeared in many films and stage plays, and has directed some of his own plays.