Born in Indiana, Mr. Glass got his start in the entertainment business at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, before relocating to Hollywood. His earliest television appearances included episodes of Sanford and Son, Hawaii Five-O, All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show, and Good Times. In 1975 he landed the role of Detective Ron Harris in Barney Miller that ran until 1982.
After Barney Miller, Mr. Glass appeared in dozens of television series before landing the role of the beloved Derrial “Sheppard” Book on Firefly and the sequel film Serenity.
Throughout his acting career, Glass held various roles on shows such as Family Matters, Friends, Star Trek, CSI, Major Crimes, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also lent his voice for Nickelodeon's animated series Rugrats, as well as on All Grown Up!
Ron Glass was a repeat guest and adored friend of Dragon Con. He will truly be missed.