March 15, 2009

Ron Silver, R.I.P.

He was 62.

For all the movies and TV shows he did, my favorite is a failed TV pilot from 1999 where he played himself. Sort of:

I'm not sure if it's ever been aired on TV, but you can find it on the Internet if you look around. Silver was masterful at the Leslie Nielsen technique of making it funny by playing it totally straight:

Ron Silver as "Ron Silver," actor/superhumanly badass NASA hitman, chasing down Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Wouldn't you have watched that show every week? I would have.

Posted by Jim Treacher at March 15, 2009 06:28 PM