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Ron Glass

Ron Glass is a veteran star of stage, screen and television who received two Emmy Award nominations for his role as Detective Harris in the groundbreaking television comedy series Barney Miller.

Glass has been featured in the films Houseguest, Back in Business, It's My Party and Deal of a Lifetime. His other television work includes the telefilms Crash of Flight 401, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star and Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster, as well as starring roles on the series Rhythm & Blues, The New Odd Couple, Mr. Rhodes and Teen Angel. His stage work has earned him awards and praise across the country, beginning with his work as a member of the prestigious Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and including a starring role in the Los Angeles production of Speed of Darkness, for which he was honored with the Hollywood-Beverly Hills NAACP Theatre Award.

Glass is also a scholar and social activist, having earned a Medal of Honor commendation from his alma mater, the University of Evansville, for his scholarship and career accomplishments, and serving as chairman of the board of the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center in Los Angeles, whose goal is to empower young people growing up in crisis communities.

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Ron Glass Facts

BirthdayJuly 10, 1945 (77)
BirthplaceEvansville, Indiana, USA

Selected Filmography

The Truman Show
Firefly: The Complete Series
Barney Miller: The Complete Series
Death At A Funeral
Where the Buffalo Roam
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