Ron Hale Biography

Ron Hale was born on January 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He performed in his first play during high school while living in Chicago. He decided to pursue an acting career and ventured to New York at the age of nineteen. He enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he began his long career in theater, film, and television.
General Hospital is not Ron’s first soap opera role. He played Dr. Roger Coledridge on Ryan’s Hope for thirteen years where he earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for his portrayal. You can currently watch Ryan’s Hope on Soapnet. Ron also played Dr. Jim Abbot on Love is a Many Splendored Thing and performed the part of Walt Driscoll on Search for Tomorrow.
When Ryan’s Hope ended, Ron became involved in theater again. His brother, Jim Thigpen, runs a theatre in Columbia, South Carolina called Trustus. During this period of time Ron performed in seventeen shows.

Ron Hale came back to television when he won the role of Mike Corbin on General Hospital in 1995. He was supposed to play the role of Sonny Corinthos’ estranged father for only six months. But, GH producers liked the dynamics between Ron Hale and Maurice Benard and asked him to stay. Ron Hale is also a member of The Actors Studio.  

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A Lovely Way to Die 1968
Me Natalie 1969
Role: Stanley Dexter
All The President’s Men 1976
Role: Frank Sturgis
Original Intent 1992
Role: Doctor Johnson
Trial by Jury 1994
Role: Delehanty
Lord Protector 1996
Role: Pentakis

Search for Tomorrow 1969
Role: Walt Driscoll
Love is a Many Splendor Things 1973
Role: Dr. Jim Abbott #2
Ryan’s Hope 1975-1989
Role: Dr Roger Coleridge
Matlock in episode: “The Scrooge” (episode #4.12) 1989
Role: Eldon Williams
MacGyver in episode “Hearts of Steal” (episode #5.10) 1990
Role: Mike Travers
General Hospital 1995-
Role: Mike Corbin
Port Charles 1997
Role: Mike Corbin
Brothers Flub (animation) 1999
Role: Squeege

A Patriot for Me
Role: Steinbaur
The Time of You Life
Role: Sailor and Willie Farougli
Abelard and Heloise
Role: Gerard
Four Friends
Role: Dr. Dick
Dark of the Moon
Role: John
Role: Roderigo
Coroner’s Plot
Role: Kyle
Role: Macbeth
Other People’s Money
Role: Garfinkle
Into the Yonder Zone
Role: General Jimmy Doolittle
Mass Appeal
Role: Farley
Lion in Winter
Role: Henry
Romeo and Juliet
Role: Escalus and Tybalt
The Speed of Darkness
Rosenkratz and Guildenstern
Role: Player
The Odd Couple
Role: Oscar
Role: Cliff
I Hate Hamlet
Role: John Barrymore
Role: Alvin Myers
The Moving of Lilia Barton
Role: Bishop Clarke
Role: Junius Brutus Booth
Role: Milt