THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY RON CAREY..
THE SLIGHTLY IRREVERENT COMEDY OF RON CAREY(RSVP STEREO 8003)LP HAS BB HOLE THROUGH CENTER OF RECORD. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY RON CAREY. TRACKS:FIRST COLLECTION, MONSATERY INDOCTRINATION, FATHER MURPHY, PETEY THE PRIEST KIT, BROTHER LOVE, THE LITURGICAL TOP TEN, SERMONETTE, THE LAST COLLECTION. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG PLUS.
Ron Carey (December 11, 1935 – January 16, 2007) was an American film and television actor.
Born Ronald Joseph Cicenia in Newark, New Jersey, the 5ft 4in actor was best known for playing cocky Officer Carl Levitt on TV's Barney Miller, in which he was almost always surrounded by male actors (and sometimes female guest stars) who stood at least 4" taller. The series' stars (Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass) all stand well over six feet. Carey appeared in the recurring role through almost the entire series.
Before Barney Miller, Carey was a member of Mel Brooks' comedy troupe, starring in films such as High Anxiety and Silent Movie. He also appeared in supporting roles in other films and on television, and was seen in scores of commercials, including some T-shirt ads for Hanes, and an ad for Nabisco's snack cracker Better Cheddars where he sang. He did stand-up comedy in the 1960s, after earning a bachelor's degree in communications from Seton Hall University in 1956. His comedy centered mostly around Catholicism and his childhood of being the undersized but quick-witted kid on the block. His break came in 1966 when he appeared on The Merv Griffin Show and in 1967 he released a comedy album entitled The Slightly Irreverent Comedy of Ron Carey.
Carey died of a stroke at a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sharon, and his brother, James Cicenia.