Birth Name: Ron Glass
Birth Place: Evansville, Indiana, USA
With solid Midwestern roots, the Indiana-born and bred Glass made his stage debut at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis before migrating to Hollywood. His first TV work was in an episode of "Sanford and Son" in 1972, which he followed with an appearance on "Good Times" as a con artist posing as a blind man. In 1975, he landed "Barney Miller" and at the demise of that series, Glass was given a shot at headlining a series. He was teamed by ABC with Demond Wilson in "The New Odd Couple", a short-lived 1983 series in which Glass played the Felix Ungar character. During the rest of the 80s, he guest-starred on numerous TV series, often playing smarmy or egomaniacal characters. He was a country-cl...