Ronny Cox

Daniel Ronald "Ronny" Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American character actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Cox, the third of five children, was born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, the son of Lounette (née Rucker) and Bob P. Cox, a carpenter who also worked at a dairy. He grew up in Portales, New Mexico. Cox graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1963 with a double major in Theater and Speech Correction. On September 10, 1960, he married Mary Cox. They had two children; she died in 2006. Cox tours regularly with a musical band, performing at theatres and folk music festivals. As an actor, he made his debut in the acclaimed 1972 film Deliverance, in a scene of which he plays the instrumental "Dueling Banjos" on his guitar with a banjo-playing mountain boy, played by child actor Billy Redden. Twelve years later, in the low-budget film Courage, Cox once again played a member of a small group of men who are, this time, lost in the Nevada desert and being chased by bloodthirsty locals. In the period 1974-1975, Cox starred in the short-lived CBS family-oriented dramatic series entitled Apple's Way created by Earl Hamner, who created The Waltons. He appeared as "Mr.


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