Ron Glass

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Ron Glass at the premiere of Serenity (2005)

Ronald E. Glass (born July 10, 1945 in Evansville , Indiana , †  November 25,  2016 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American actor . He is best known for his role as Detective Ron Harris on the sitcom Barney Miller and the portrayal of the Shepherd Derrial Book in the television series Firefly .


Ron Glass grew up in Evansville. After graduating from high school in 1964, he studied at the University of Evansville . He graduated with a BA in Acting and Literature.

He made his stage debut in 1968 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis . Even after the beginning of his television career, he appeared occasionally in the theater. In 1994 he played a Vietnam veteran in Steve Tesich 's The Speed ​​of Darkness . For this role he received a Hollywood-Beverly Hills NAACP Theater Award .

After his first television appearance in an episode of Sanford and Son in 1972, other guest roles in various television series followed. From 1975 to 1982 he was a permanent member of the sitcom Barney Miller . Glass was nominated for an Emmy in 1975 for his role as Detective Ron Harris . Further appearances in television series and films followed.

In 2002, Glass starred in the series Firefly, The Serenity Shepherd Derrial Book, a Christian clergyman with a mysterious past. He also took on this role in the film based on the series, Serenity - Escape into New Worlds .

Glass served on the board of directors of the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center in Los Angeles, which works for children and youth in disadvantaged areas.

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  1. 'Barney Miller,' 'Firefly' actor Ron Glass dead at 71: Report . , November 26, 2016, accessed November 27, 2016.
  2. Judyth Piazza: Ron Glass - Barney Miller / Serenity chats with Judyth Piazza ., accessed November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Ron Glass Biography (1945–) ., accessed November 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Ron Glass: Book., archived from the original on January 22, 2010 ; accessed on November 27, 2016 (English).
  5. Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center: Board of Directors ( Memento of the original from July 6, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Retrieved March 19, 2008 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /