Robert Ryan

Born Nov 11, 1909

Robert Bushnell Ryan was an American actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains.

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1909 Birth Born in 1909.


1932 23 Years Old Ryan was raised Catholic and educated at Loyola Academy He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932, having held the school's heavyweight boxing title all four years of his attendance. … Read More


1939 30 Years Old On March 11, 1939, he married Jessica Cadwalader. … Read More
1941 32 Years Old Less than two years before, Ryan had tackled O'Neill's next, and penultimate, play onstage, portraying James Tyrone in Arvin Brown's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Ryan's relatively infrequent stage appearances also include three on Broadway, including a supporting role in the 1941 premiere of Clash by Night (whose 1952 film adaptation would again feature Ryan, this time starring opposite Barbara Stanwyck and Paul Douglas), and, two decades later, starring roles in Mr. President and a 1969 revival of The Front Page, the oft-filmed comedy drama about newspapermen. … Read More


1955 46 Years Old Ryan made his belated small screen debut in 1955 as Abraham Lincoln in the Screen Director's Playhouse adaptation of Christopher Morley's story, "Lincoln's Doctor's Dog." … Read More


Ryan would remain true to these convictions, appearing in many television series, but always as a guest star. Notable appearances include his portrayal of Franklin Hoppy-Hopp in the 1964 episode "Who Chopped Down the Cherry Tree?" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour.
1967 58 Years Old Although Ryan never appeared in any production of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, he was originally considered for the role of Commodore Matt Decker in the 1967 episode "The Doomsday Machine". … Read More


1972 63 Years Old Robert and Jessica remained married until her death from cancer in 1972. … Read More
1973 64 Years Old 1 More Event
The Iceman Cometh and Executive Action both were released in November 1973, after Ryan's death.
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