|Education||Columbia University (BA, MBA)|
University of Washington, Seattle (MFA)
Simons has degrees in theater and computer science from Columbia University, and didn't go to drama school until he was 39. He had wanted to go into acting since high school, but was unable to due to his living circumstances. "[A]s the only member of my family to have graduated college with retired grandparents and a mom who had me at a slightly older age, I felt the need to become the family breadwinner." He finally quit corporate business to enter film business at the age of 47. He further expanded into producing despite not being fully aware of what that position entailed. He would end up producing films such as Gun Hill Road and Blue Caprice, but continue to act in projects along the way.
In 2009 he founded SimonSays Entertainment; a production company that works to create film, television and stage productions that revolve around various minority focused subjects from race, LGBT, disabled, women and elder people.
|1996||Nowhere Man||Attendant||Episode: "Forever Jung"|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Reporter||Episode: "I Did It All for the Nooky"|
|2005||Law & Order||Fire Marshall||Episode: "Dining Out"|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sgt. Rapp||Episode: "Brother's Keeper"|
|2007||Detective Willis||Episode: "Self-made"|
|2009||Law & Order||Warden Derek Kleban||Episode: "Boy Gone Astray"|
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Principal Al Pompeo||Episode: "Transgender Bridge"|
|2017||Marvel's The Defenders||Strieber||Miniseries; Recurring|
|2018||Succession||Photographer #1||Episode: "Celebration"|
|2018||Marvel's Daredevil||Strieber||Episode: "Reunion"|
|2007||The Assassin||Task Force Det.|
|2008||27 Dresses||Boathouse Chef|
|2008||Phoebe in Wonderland||Colleague #1|
|2009||Mystery Team||Mr. Rogers|
|2010||Night Catches Us||Carey Ford|
|2011||Gun Hill Road||Office Manager|
|2013||Blue Caprice||Supermarket Manager|
|2016||The Ticket||Pastor Jennings|
|2016||King Cobra||Hardy, Producer|
|2017||Ambition's Debt||Popilius Lena|
|2018||Then Came You||Dr. Collins|
|TBA||After the Wedding||Richard|
|1998||Police Quest: SWAT 2||Chief|
Selected filmography (as producer)Edit
- "Why Formal Acting Training Helps When You're Uninspired".
- Donahue, Joe. "Ron Simons Producer of MTC's Jitney".
- Seymour, Lee. "Tony Winner Ron Simons Seeks A Diversity More Than Skin Deep".
- Armour, TJ (June 5, 2017). "Q&A With Ron Simons – Actor And Tony Award-Winning Producer". N'Digo. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
- Volk, David. "Actor and producer Ron Simons, '01, followed his dream to second career". Washington. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
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