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John Ryan, 70, Veteran character actor dies
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wazzzy
2007-03-27 09:52:47 UTC
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http://www.legacy.com/LATimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=86973876

John P. Ryan

RYAN , John P.
Veteran character actor John P. Ryan, voting member of AMPAS and
lifetime member of the Actor's Studio, died in Los Angeles (March 20)
at age 70. With over 60 film and television credits, he is known for
character roles in such films as Bound, Hoffa, Runaway Train, Three O'
Clock High, The Cotton Club, The Right Stuff, It's Alive, and Five
Easy Pieces. Devoted father, teacher, healer and friend, he will be
remembered for his inspirational spirit, faith, wisdom and talent.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cordelia and Maria.
Services being arranged by Brueggemann Funeral Home of Long Island, NY
(631-368-1235).


Published in the Los Angeles Times on 3/27/2007.
Michael O'Connor
2007-03-27 11:08:24 UTC
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He was the Warden in Runaway Train who Jon Voight handcuffed to the
train. Also played Christopher Kraft or somebody based on Kraft in
The Right Stuff; gave the speech introducing the Mercury Seven at the
Press Conference.
King Daevid MacKenzie
2007-03-27 12:48:37 UTC
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He was the Warden in Runaway Train who Jon Voight handcuffed to the
train.
...bit of a spoiler there, O'Connor. But Ryan did have quite a few
memorably tough lines in that one. My favourite: "God, don't kill 'em.
Let me do it." Ryan also had an all-time classic as the Los Angeles cop
tracking down Richard Gere in BREATHLESS: "Don't f-u-c-k with the
L-A-P-D!"...
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No brag, just fact.
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Brad Ferguson
2007-03-27 18:42:45 UTC
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Post by Michael O'Connor
He was the Warden in Runaway Train who Jon Voight handcuffed to the
train.
...bit of a spoiler there, O'Connor. But Ryan did have quite a few
memorably tough lines in that one. My favourite: "God, don't kill 'em.
Let me do it." Ryan also had an all-time classic as the Los Angeles cop
tracking down Richard Gere in BREATHLESS: "Don't f-u-c-k with the
L-A-P-D!"...
Instantly recognizable (at least by me):

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wazzzy
2007-03-27 18:59:59 UTC
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same here! (now)
thank you for the picture
Michael O'Connor
2007-03-27 22:31:59 UTC
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Post by Michael O'Connor
He was the Warden in Runaway Train who Jon Voight handcuffed to the
train.
...bit of a spoiler there, O'Connor. But Ryan did have quite a few
memorably tough lines in that one. My favourite: "God, don't kill 'em.
Let me do it." Ryan also had an all-time classic as the Los Angeles cop
tracking down Richard Gere in BREATHLESS: "Don't f-u-c-k with the
L-A-P-D!"...
--
King Daevid MacKenzie.
No brag, just fact.http://myspace.com/kingdaevid
"You're only entitled to your informed opinion." HARLAN ELLISON
Concerning a movie which came out over 20 years ago, I don't know if
spoilers apply. I sure hope I don't spoil the movie Ghostbusters for
anybody if I mention the forty foot high Marshmallow Man.
Red
2007-03-28 00:48:01 UTC
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John P. Ryan
RYAN , John P.
Veteran character actor John P. Ryan, voting member of AMPAS and
lifetime member of the Actor's Studio, died in Los Angeles (March 20)
at age 70. With over 60 film and television credits, he is known for
character roles in such films as Bound, Hoffa, Runaway Train, Three O'
Clock High, The Cotton Club, The Right Stuff, It's Alive, and Five
Easy Pieces. Devoted father, teacher, healer and friend, he will be
remembered for his inspirational spirit, faith, wisdom and talent.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cordelia and Maria.
Services being arranged by Brueggemann Funeral Home of Long Island, NY
(631-368-1235).
Published in the Los Angeles Times on 3/27/2007.
I remember him for his bit part in White Sands and in Hoffa. A superb
character actor.
Chuck D Jobb
2007-03-28 11:20:37 UTC
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Loved his comedic turn as Vernon in 'The Escape Artist' which also featured
a great performance by the late Raul Julia.
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http://www.legacy.com/LATimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=86973876
John P. Ryan
RYAN , John P.
Veteran character actor John P. Ryan, voting member of AMPAS and
lifetime member of the Actor's Studio, died in Los Angeles (March 20)
at age 70. With over 60 film and television credits, he is known for
character roles in such films as Bound, Hoffa, Runaway Train, Three O'
Clock High, The Cotton Club, The Right Stuff, It's Alive, and Five
Easy Pieces. Devoted father, teacher, healer and friend, he will be
remembered for his inspirational spirit, faith, wisdom and talent.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cordelia and Maria.
Services being arranged by Brueggemann Funeral Home of Long Island, NY
(631-368-1235).
Published in the Los Angeles Times on 3/27/2007.
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