The well-loved actor was best known for playing Jennifer Aniston's on-screen father, Dr. Leonard Green in TV sitcom Friends, from 1996-2004.
In a 2011 interview with The AV Club, Ron confessed he first turned down the Friends role until his stepdaughter convinced him to take it because she wanted to meet the stars on the show.
He thought “it sounded stupid,”but “[I] had a very nice time, and they asked me back, and my daughter did get to meet those [Friends] kids, so I was a big hero in the house. It’s amazing, the power of the tube. I’ve done all this body of work, and they say, ‘Oh yes, Rachel’s father.’ I go, ‘Give me a break.'”
Ron's other TV credits included recurring roles in Archer, The Sopranos and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also appeared in episodes of The Practice and Murder, She Wrote. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for the 1986 TV movie Christmas Dove.
He is survived by his wife, Arrested Development actress Jessica Walter, and his stepdaughter, Brooke Bowman, a TV executive.