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Name: Ron Silver                                                                       
Born: 2 July 1946 New York City                                                         
Ronald Silver (born July 2, 1946) is an American actor, director, and producer.         
Silver was born in New York City, New York, the son of May (nee Zimelman), a           
teacher, and Irving Roy Silver, who worked in clothing sales. Silver was               
raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and attended The East Side Hebrew           
Institute ("ESHI") and then Stuyvesant High School. He went on to graduate             
from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Chinese,         
and received a Master's Degree in Chinese History from St. John's University in         
New York and the College of Chinese Culture in Taiwan. He also attended Columbia       
University's Graduate School of International Affairs.                                 
Silver made his film debut in Tunnel Vision in 1976. Additional screen roles           
include an Al Pacino-like actor in Lovesick (1983), the devoted son of Anne             
Bancroft in Garbo Talks (1984), an incompetent detective in Eat and Run (1986),         
and the lead in Paul Mazursky's Oscar-nominated Enemies: A Love Story (1989). He       
also portrayed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune (1990),         
based on the trial of Claus von B├╝low.                                                 
Silver has been featured in such diverse films as Billy Crystal's Mr. Saturday         
Night (1992), Timecop (1994) with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and as Muhammad Ali's         
boxing cornerman Angelo Dundee in Michael Mann's Ali. From 2001 to 2002 and 2005       
to 2006, Silver portrayed presidential campaign advisor Bruno Gianelli on The           
West Wing.                                                                             
From 1991 to 2000, Silver served as president of the Actors' Equity Association.       
In February 2008, Ron began hosting The Ron Silver Show on SIRIUS Satellite             
Radio. The show airs live at 9-11am ET on Indie Talk, Sirius 110.