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Ronald Lee Hunter was an American actor best known for his role as Joe Hamill in the medical drama series The Lazarus Syndrome.

Biography[]

Hunter was born on June 14, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts. The name of Hunter's parents are not known, as is why he wanted to be an actor. What is known is that Hunter graduated from both New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. Hunter got his first on-screen role in 1977, when he was cast in an uncredited role as an assistant to Michael Dayton in the horror film The Sentinel. Hamill got his first major role in 1979, when he was first cast as Joe Hamill, an administrator at Webster Memorial Hospital, for all 5 episodes of the medical drama series The Lazarus Syndrome, as well as the pilot film of the same name that aired the previous year. Hunter has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as American Playhouse, Man Without a Head, Re-Cut, Cold Case, Judging Amy, Along Came Polly, Ally McBeal, Van Wilder: Party Liaison, Midnight Man, Drake & Josh, Journeyman, Monk, and Criminal Minds.

On December 3, 2013, in Los Angeles, California, at 70 years of age, Hunter passed away as a result of heart and kidney failure.

On Criminal Minds[]

Hunter portrayed Detective Victor Barnes in the Season Two episode "Sex, Birth, Death".

Filmography[]

  • Man Without a Head (2011) - Prince Niccolo
  • Re-Cut (2010) - Roy Baumgard
  • Monk (2009) - Barfly
  • Parasomnia (2008) - Stranger
  • The Big Bang Theory (2008) - Dan
  • Point of Entry (2007) - Captain Schell
  • Journeyman (2007) - Ivan
  • Criminal Minds - "Sex, Birth, Death" (2006) TV episode - Detective Victor Barnes
  • ER (2006) - Juror Two
  • The Key (2006) - Manager
  • Drake & Josh (2005) - Yonka
  • Eyes (2005) - The Arcade Manager
  • Cold Case (2004) - Jim Larkin
  • Judging Amy (2004) - Attorney Clyde Forsythe
  • Along Came Polly (2004) - Peanut Vendor
  • That's Life - 2 episodes (2001-2002) - Coach Kilburn/Surly Impound Man
  • Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002) - Gus
  • Ally McBeal (1997) - Detective Greene
  • Profiler (1997) - Mr. Murphy
  • Midnight Man (1995) - Boris
  • NYPD Blue (1995) - Bartender
  • Silk Stalkings (1993) - Curtis Kingman
  • Northern Exposure (1993) - Ernie
  • The Scroll (1992) - Frank (voice)
  • Law & Order - 2 episodes (1991) - Pilefsky's Defense Attorney
  • A Man Called Hawk (1989) - Martin
  • Internal Affairs (1988) - Mario Graselli
  • Jakarta (1988) - Dolph
  • The Equalizer (1988) - Mr. Binder
  • The Adventure of the Action Hunters (1987) - Walter
  • Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986) - Robert Di Salva
  • Simon & Simon (1986) - Police Captain J.C. Hacker
  • The Golden Girls (1985) - Doctor Harris
  • American Playhouse (1985) - Samuel Nurse
  • Cover Up (1985) - Randy
  • Teachers (1984) - Mr. Pilikian
  • Hart to Hart (1983) - Lieutenant Hucko
  • Knots Landing - 2 episodes (1983) - Max Eisner
  • Magnum, P.I. (1983) - Emmet Donner
  • Rage of Angels (1983) - D.A. Robert Di Salva (credited as Ron Hunter)
  • Cagney & Lacey (1981) - Harvey Lacey
  • Off the Minnesota Strip (1980) - Doctor Fischel
  • The Lazarus Syndrome - 5 episodes (1979) - Joe Hamill
  • The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) - TV News Director
  • The Lazarus Syndrome (1978) - Joe Hamill
  • The Sentinel (1977) - Assistant to Michael Dayton (uncredited)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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