Mitchell Ryan

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Mitchell Ryan (born January 11, 1928) is an American actor most recently known for playing Edward Montgomery (Greg's father) on the sitcom Dharma & Greg. He also worked with his on-screen wife from Dharma & Greg, Susan Sullivan, in the short-lived series Julie Farr, M.D.. Ryan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the Korean War, he went to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. There he went on to make his acting debut in Thunder Road along with the Theatre's founder Robert Porterfield. Ryan was an original cast member on the cult TV soap Dark Shadows, playing Burke Devlin until he was fired from the show in June 1967 due to his alcoholism, and replaced by Anthony George. His other acting credits include Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Liar, Liar, Magnum Force (Dirty Harry's ill-fated despondent best friend and fellow traffic cop Charlie McCoy), Lethal Weapon (as the key villain, General Peter McAllister), Grosse Pointe Blank, Electra Glide in Blue, and Hot Shots! Part Deux (as senator Grey Edwards).
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