Ron Eldard

Ron Eldard

  • Highest Rated: 100% Bastard out of Carolina (1996)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  • Birthday: Feb 20, 1965
  • Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
  • At times bearing a resemblance to a slightly stockier Tim Roth, former Golden Gloves contender Ron Eldard first became familiar to television audiences with his standout role as the love interest of Julianna Margulies on the hit television drama ER. Though Eldard had been appearing in film and television since the late '80s, it was the dawn of the new millennium that found Eldard's career reborn with roles in such acclaimed films as Barry Levinson's Sleepers (1996), Mystery, Alaska (1999), and Black Hawk Down (2001). Eldard was born into a large family of six siblings in New York City in 1965; his mother died when he was very young, forcing the siblings apart in order to live with various relatives. The second youngest of his siblings, Eldard sought a boxing career in the Golden Gloves after discovering his remarkable strength early in life. Following his graduation from New York's renowned High School of the Performing Arts, Eldard's passion for drama was ignited, and he went on to appear on One Life to Live before he made his feature debut in 1989's True Love. After competing for the love of Phoebe Cates in Drop Dead Fred, Eldard would subsequently appear in numerous roles in film (Scent of a Woman [1992] and The Last Supper [1995]) and television (Arresting Behavior and Men Behaving Badly). Eldard's onscreen romance with Margulies blossomed into true-life romance shortly after the two were paired up on ER, and the couple became an offscreen item as well. Though subsequent feature roles increased Eldard's recognition factor, he had yet to parlay his acting career into leading-man territory. The new millennium, however, found the now-established actor edging ever closer to headline status with roles in Just a Kiss (2002), Ghost Ship (also 2002), and House of Sand and Fog (2003). As a stage actor, Eldard has impressed Broadway audiences with roles in Biloxi Blues, On the Waterfront, and Death of a Salesman. In 2006 he took a supporting role in Freedomland, a crime drama starring Samuel L. Jackson, and starred alongside Paul Rudd and Lauren Ambrose for the independent comedy Diggers the same year. He continued to work steadily through the late 2000s, and received mainstream and critical success for his role in director J.J. Abram's Super 8. His talent was recognized again in Roadie (2011), wherein he played a middle aged man who doesn't know what to do with himself after spending the last two decades of his life as a roadie for the band Blue Oyster Cult.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Higher Power Joe Steadman 2018
No Score Yet Odds Are Actor 2018
No Score Yet Odds Are... Homeowner 2018
50% Poker Night Cunningham 2014
28% Jobs Rod Holt $16.2M 2013
68% Roadie Jimmy $8.1K 2012
81% Super 8 Louis Dainard $127M 2011
No Score Yet The Tenth Circle Daniel Stone 2008
No Score Yet Already Dead Thomas Archer 2008
70% Diggers Jack 2007
23% Freedomland Danny Martin $12.3M 2006
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons Tom 2005
74% House of Sand and Fog Lester $13M 2003
16% Ghost Ship Dodge $30.2M 2002
19% Just a Kiss Dag Hammerskjold 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Durant $108.6M 2001
No Score Yet Bash: Latter Day Plays Actor 2000
38% Mystery, Alaska `Skank' Marden 1999
No Score Yet Death by Pizza Reed 1999
No Score Yet The Runner Edward Harrington 1999
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade Manning 1998
45% Deep Impact Oren Monash 1998
100% Bastard out of Carolina Daddy Glen Waddell 1996
73% Sleepers John 1996
63% The Last Supper Pete 1996
No Score Yet Sex and the Other Man Bill 1995
88% Scent of a Woman Officer Gore 1992
No Score Yet Jumpin' Joe Actor 1992
9% Drop Dead Fred Mickey Bunce 1991
75% True Love Michael 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

97% Justified
2010-2015
Colton Rhodes
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Geno Parnell
  • 2009
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Emmet Carey
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Shep Ray `Shep' Shepard Ray 'Shep' Shepard
  • 1996
  • 1995
70% Bakersfield P.D.
1993-1994
Wade Preston
  • 1993
No Score Yet British Men Behaving Badly
1992-1998

QUOTES FROM Ron Eldard CHARACTERS

Munder
I think I just shit my pants.
Dodge
No, you always smell like that.
Glen
It's my one day off, and you gotta tear around here? Now just, just cool it, kid. You're a girl, not a racehorse.
Bone
(mimicking him) You're a girl, not a racehorse.
Bone
You're a girl, not a racehorse.
Glen
You little bitch! You little bitch! Come here!
Glen
I want you to try to be reasonable, girl. I want you to tell your mama. I want you to stop all this nonsense, before you make me really mad
Bone
I'd rather die than go back livin' with you!
Glen
I talked to Annie, you know, and she's comin' back. She promised. She said that she needs a little more time, time to make it up to you. She loves you more than I can understand. You know what your mama told me? She's not comin' home until you come home too. You're gonna have to tell her it's all right. You're gonna have to tell her that we'll be together, again?
Bone
No. I don't wanna live with you no more. I told mama that she can go back. I told her that she could. But I can't. I won't.
Glen
You won't? You won't live with me no more? You are still a child! You don't say what you do! I'm your daddy! I say what to do
Bone
No.
Glen
Bone, what are you doin' up here? How many times you gonna make me call you, girl?
Bone
I didn't hear you.
Glen
Didn't hear you? I've been callin' you for five minutes. Your mama needs your help down there.
Glen
Don't you sass me. Don't you dare sass me. You think just because your aunt died, you can talk to me like that? You're in my house, now. I am the boss of my house. Do you understand that?
Anney
Glen! Of all days, Jesus! Glen!
Glen
Annie! Annie!, let me handle this! Please, let me handle this!
Anney
No, Glen! No, Glen! Glen! Glen!
Anney
Oh, Jesus, Glen. You don't know your own strength.
Glen
I guess I don't. But Bone knows that I'd never mean to hurt her. Bone knows that I love her. Hell, Annie, I love all of you. You know that
Narrator
No, he never meant to hurt me. Not really, I told myself. But more and more those hands seemed to move before he could think.
Glen
(to Annie) Don't go, I can't live without you! Kill me! Please, baby! Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!
Glen
Don't go, I can't live without you! Kill me! Please, baby! Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!
Glen
(talking to Annie about Bone) I never meant to beat her that bad. I swear I didn't. I would never. (to Bone) I'm sorry. I'm sorry, baby.
Glen
I never meant to beat her that bad. I swear I didn't. I would never. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, baby.
Glen
(to Annie) I think you're the most beautiful woman that I've ever seen.
Glen
I think you're the most beautiful woman that I've ever seen.
Glen
We're movin'.
Anney
What? Where?
Glen
Found us a new place over by the JC Penny mill.
Ruth
Why? What's wrong with this place?
Alma
Damn you, Glen Waddell. Don't you take Annie so far away.
"Skank" Marden
...we're sleeping together for god sakes!
"Skank" Marden
No, no... We're sleeping together, for God's sakes.
Mary Jane Pitcher
Skank, we're commiting adultery!
Anney
Bone, I got somebody who wants to meet you. Bone, this is Glen Waddell. Say hey!.
Anney
Bone, I got somebody who wants to meet you. Bone, this is Glen Waddell. Say hey.
Bone
Hey!.
Bone
Hey!
Glen
Hey, Bone, how you doin'.
Glen
Hey, Bone. How you doin'?
Bone
Fine.
Glen
You sit out here every night.
Glen
You sit out here every night?
Bone
After school.
Louis Dainard
I saw it. No one believes me!
Joe Lamb
I believe you.
Mr. Kaznyk
I've seen it...nobody believes me.
Mr. Kaznyk
I've seen it, nobody believes me.
Louis Dainard
I've seen it, nobody believes me.
Joe Lamb
I believe you.