Ron Silver (1946-2009)

Actor Ron Silver passed away Sunday after a two-year battle with esphogeal cancer.

His politics over most of his life were staunchly liberal, but he underwent an epiphany after 9-11.  He moved from anger over an Air Force flyover during the first Clinton Inaugural to to addressing the Republican Convention in ’04.

I’ll remember him most for the role of David Sternberg, Jerry Lewis’ doomed son, on Wiseguy. Rest in Peace, and prayers to his family.