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Masak in 1973.
Ronald Alan Masak
July 1, 1936
|Kay Knebes (1961–present); 6 children|
Ronald Alan Masak (born July 1, 1936) is an American actor. He began as a stage performer, and much of his work was in theater until he transitioned to film and television, where he became a familiar character actor.
In addition to two guest appearances on the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, he also had a role in the pilot film for "Jeannie" star Barbara Eden's subsequent series Harper Valley PTA and worked again with "Jeannie" co-star Larry Hagman in an episode of the crime series The Rockford Files.
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Masak's first screen role was as the Harmonica Man in "The Purple Testament", an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1960. Masak appeared as "Mike the boxer" on The Flying Nun, season 1, episode 26 ("Where There's a Will"), which first aired March 13, 1968. Masak appeared as "Officer #2" on Bewitched, Season 7, Episode 4 ("Samantha's Hot Bedwarmer"), first aired on October 15, 1970, and "Irving Bates Sr" Season 6, Episode 23 ("Just a Kid Again").
He had a guest appearance as Beauregard Jackson in the episode "Hurricane" on Land of the Lost. He appeared in the second season of Barney Miller episode of "The Horse Thief" as officer Shriker, and was a guest star in the "Welcome Home, Vince" episode of The Feather and Father Gang in 1977 and in the episode "The Two-Million-Dollar Stowaway" of The Eddie Capra Mysteries in 1978. In 1981, he guest starred on the Magnum, P.I. episode "Skin Deep". He also guest starred on an episode of Quincy, M.E.
He is perhaps best known for a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote as the Cadillac convertible-driving Sheriff, Mort Metzger, although he did make appearances as two other characters in the series, in "Footnote to Murder" as Lt. Meyer and in "No Accounting for Murder" as Marty Giles.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, he was dubbed "The King of Commercials" for his many commercials, including voice-over work, most notably for a Vlasic pickles ad. From 1982-83, he voiced "Meatballs" on the CBS cartoon series Meatballs & Spaghetti. He did the voice for Veteran Holt in the video-game Medal of Honor: European Assault.
|1968||The Monkees||Count Dracula||1 episode|
|Ice Station Zebra||Paul Zabrinczski|
|1969||Daddy's Gone A-Hunting||Paul Fleming||Uncredited|
|A Time for Dying||Sam, the Bartender|
|1970||Tora! Tora! Tora!||Lt. Laurence Ruff - USS Nevada|
|The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker||1st Baseball Fan|
|The Man from Clover Grove||Claude Raintree|
|1976||Woman in the Rain|
|Harper Valley PTA||Herbie Maddox|
|1982||The Neighborhood||Nick Riccardo||TV movie|
|1983||Dragster||Yankee Announcer Mel Allen||Uncredited|
|1989||Listen to Me||Monica's Father|
|1995||Cops n Roberts||Vince Palermo|
|1998||No Code of Conduct||Julian Disanto|
|2000||The Thundering 8th||Spike Sills|
|2002||The Stoneman||Detective Lt. J.D. Hill|
|The Making of Bret Michaels||Himself|
|2014||My Trip Back to the Dark Side||Mr. James Griffin|