Ron Ross appears as bumbling bailiff Dirk on the series.
|General Actor Information|
|Born:||October 16, 1933|
|Birthplace||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|6 in Seasons 3-9|
Ron Ross (born October 16, 1933) played the recurring part on Dirk, the bumbling, inept substitute bailiff, in six episodes of Night Court in Seasons 3-9. Ron, who has acted in TV commercials, movie or television shows. Ron was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and is a 1955 graduate of University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in in Business Administration and Accounting.
Usually called upon to play character and comedic roles, Ron has acted in numerous film and TV projects, such as his appearances on Night Court, Hill Street Blues, Seinfeld, the 1995 Billy Crystal romantic comedy film Forget Paris, and the 2001 Coen Brothers film comedy The Man Who Wasn't There. He recently appeared in a Sprint TV commercial as a patient in a dentist's office.
Also a talented musician, Ron moved to Los Angeles, California, where he first worked as an accountant and CPA, and later as a stockbroker. All the while he pursued his music composing, with music and lyrics for a musical based on the play Uncle Willie, and thrusts at the pop music scene in the early 1960s. Two of his songs in the folk-pop genre were close to being recorded by the Limeliters and one by the Kingston Trio.
By 1981 Ron, having composed several comedy songs, performed as a singer-songwriter in various clubs around the L.A. area. His most popular song from that era, "Studio Sensation," is still often requested and appears on his 2001 CD, "Ragtime Renaissance." A song Ron wrote for L.A.'s public television station KCET (Channel 28), "20 Years at 28," was performed by Bob McGrath, Shari Lewis, Betty White and Gordon Jump at the 20th Anniversary party for Channel 28 at the L.A. zoo in 1984. Ron's Christmas song "That Very Old Merry Old Christmas" has been performed several times by three different choral groups as well as individual singers over the past ten years, and one year was featured in the televised annual Christmas Eve show from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
In 1990, Ron, who is big time ragtime music fan, began performing at the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club in Van Nuys; by 1999, Ron took on the position of Public Relations Director for the club, and increased the club's reach through regular newspaper notices and articles. 
Ron's CD "Ragtime Renaissance" can be sampled and/or purchased by going to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ronross on the web.
Divorced, Ron is the father of two children, Ari and Marc, and lives in Studio City.
- ↑ birth date check per intelius.com
- ↑ Ron Ross bio at Rose Leaf Ragtime Club official website