I worked with Ron on Broadway in the 1970s, so he did have a brief life outside of sexploitatin films.
Yes, he did Broadway. I may be wrong about this but I think he was a replacement in I LOVE MY WIFE.
Didn't he play a Cuban in Red Dawn?
When I was a kid, I always thought he was a Latino.
Please tell us more about Ron, Billy Boy!
Those outfits he wore in Superfly were hysterical, I used to think they were ridiculous even when I was a kid when the movie came out in the 70's. But the soundtrack was great and he was good in the part.
[quote]Didn't he play a Cuban in Red Dawn?
I believe so. He really could pass for Cuban.
Saw 'Superfly' for the first time about a year ago (I know), and couldn't believe how fucking hot he was. So gorgeous that I ended up buying the movie.
He played "Othello" in Stanford Conn opposite Captain Janeway herself, Kate Mulgrew. Let's just say that in the murder scene, you thought she was going to strangle him.
[quote]Was that all his own hair or some kind of weave?
All his. He later started to bald, though.
I wish he was still here.
Just caught "Super Fly TNT" on cable, and man was he hot in that. The movie is beyond bad, but he's walking around shirtless in tight pants for a big portion of it. He goes to Africa and gets detained by some baddies, who make him take off his shirt, handcuff him, whip him, knock him around until he's dazed and haul him off to a dank cell. It sort of gave me an "Oz" vibe.