Ron Canada


On stage, Ron recently completed Headstrong at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre (nominated for an AUDELCO Award). He performed in the Signature Theatre Company revival of Zooman and The Sign and has starred as Iago opposite Patrick Stewart’s Othello at the National Shakespeare Theater of Washington, DC. Ron won a Dramalogue Award for Outstanding Performance for his work in The Boys Next Door. He has starred in Los Angeles productions of Macbeth, Miss Julie and Romulus Linney’s Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks (dir. Harris Yulin). The latter two productions were presented at The Odyssey Theater. He performed at The Mark Taper Forum in The Task and Private Battle. At San Diego’s Old Globe Theater, Ron originated the role of Joe Louis in the world premiere of Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting and was the second actor in the country to play Troy Maxon in August Wilson’s Fences for The GeVa Theater. Other favorite roles include the title role in Sizwe Banzi is Dead (San Jose Rep.), Midge Carter in I’m Not Rappaport (Cincinnati Playhouse) and every Shakespearean role he has ever performed. He recently directed the NY production of The Invested at the 4th Street Theatre as well as Lights Up on the Fade Out at the Lillian Theater in LA. Recent film credits include Ted 2 for director Seth MacFarlane, the box office smash Wedding Crashers, as well as the critically acclaimed Cinderella Man (dir. Ron Howard). Other notable films include National Treasure, The Human Stain, The United States of Leland, and The Hunted. Ron received the Dallas Film Critics Award and significant national attention for his performance as Otis Payne in director John Sayles’ acclaimed feature film Lone Star. His numerous television credits include the made for television movies Reversible Errors (CBS), The Apartment Complex (Showtime), Before He Wakes (CBS) and Clover (USA), as well as appearances on Star Trek (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager)Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, X-Files, Grimm, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield for FOX, Boston Legal, The West Wing (NBC), Weeds, The Shield, and many others.

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