Where Is He Now: Ronny Cox (Actor) - RoboCop.
Name: Ronny Cox
Birth Name: Daniel Ronald Cox
Born: July 23, 1938, Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Claim To Fame: He is known for acting in films like Total Recall and RoboCop.
Family Life: He was married to Mary Cox from 1960-2006 (her death). They have two children together.
Info: Cox began acting almost 40 years ago when got off to
a good start playing businessman Drew Ballinger in the
thriller Deliverance (1972).
After receiving positive reviews for this role, Cox went
on to appear in a number of television shows, and had the
lead in the family drama Apple's Way (1974). He starred
alongside Charlton Heston in the submarine drama Gray
Lady Down (1978), played an LA detective pursuing cop
killers in The Onion Field (1979), and appeared with Tom
Cruise and Sean Penn in the powerful Taps (1981).
In the 1980s, Cox starred with Eddie Murphy in the hit
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and its sequel Beverly Hills Cop
II (1987), and portrayed sinister company executives in
the futuristic sci-fi / action films RoboCop (1987) and
Total Recall (1990). He also starred as Captain Edward
Jellico for two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Some of his other credits include Murder at 1600 (1997),
"Early Edition" (1996), Forces of Nature (1999) and the
chilling tale Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and
the City of Boulder (2000) (TV).
Trivia: Graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction.
Fronted a rock'n'roll band called Ron's Rockouts with two of his brothers while attending college. He not only sung most of the lead vocals, but also played rhythm guitar and blues harp in the band.
Where Is He Now: Cox later went on to divide his time between acting and singing. He released his first album, titled Ronny Cox, in 1993.
He went on to release several more albums, including
Acoustic Electricity (2000), Cowboy Savant (2002), Ronny
Cox Live (2004), and At the Sabastiani (2006).
In 2007, he was encouraged by his friend Jack Williams to
do a tribute album to Texas songwrite Mickey Newbury. The
album was titled How I Love Them Old Songs, and was
dedicated to Cox's late wife Mary and re-released in
Cox regularly tours either solo, with his band, or with
Jack Williams. A list of his upcoming appearances can be
found on his website: http://www.ronnycox.com/.
Cox also appeared in a 2011 episode of the television
series Dexter as Walter Kennedy, and he will guest star in
an upcoming episode of Matthew Perry's 2011 series Mr.
Sunshine with Beverly Hills Cop co-star John Ashton.