Ron Karabatsos

Ronald Christ Karabatsos (April 22, 1933 – April 17, 2012) was an American veteran character actor whose career spanned from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.

Ron Karabatsos
Ronald Christ Karabatsos

(1933-04-22)April 22, 1933
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedApril 17, 2012(2012-04-17) (aged 78)
Years active1981-2004
Spouse(s)Janell, ?-2012, his death
Children2, son Ronald, Jr. (deceased)
Dawnne (daughter)
1 grandchild, and 2 great-grandchildren

Karabatsos starred in the 1982 made-for-TV-movie Hear No Evil as Lt. Lew Healy.[1][2][3]


Year Title Role Notes
1981Prince of the CityDave DeBennedeto
1983FlashdanceJake Mawby
1984The Cotton ClubMike Best
1987Cold SteelFishman
1987Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia WifeAldo
1989Wedding BandBruno Kavoles
1990My Blue HeavenRitchie
1990Hollywood HeartbreakL.R. Sharkey
1991Rich GirlRocco
199129th StreetPhilly the Nap
1991Where Sleeping Dogs LieStan Reeb
1993We're Back! A Dinosaur's StoryVoice
1995Get ShortyMomo
1996Baby Face NelsonBig Frankie
2000The CrewFat Pauly
2004Surviving ChristmasDeli Man(final film role)



  1. Terrace 1985, p. 188.
  2. "Hear No Evil". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. Terrace 2011, p. 445.