Date of Birth : Jul 23rd 1938
American character actor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist.
As an actor, he is probably best known for his debut performance as Drew Ballinger in the acclaimed 1972 film Deliverance in which he plays the instrumental “Dueling Banjos” on his guitar with a mentally retarded banjo-playing mountain boy named Lonnie, played by child actor Billy Redden. Cox has also appeared as Lieutenant/Captain/Chief of Police Andrew Bogomil in Beverly Hills Cop and Beverly Hills Cop II, Richard “Dick” Jones in RoboCop, Mars Administrator Vilos Cohaagen in Total Recall, and Senator/Vice-President Robert Kinsey in Stargate SG-1. Cox also portrayed John Ramsey in the 2000 TV movie Perfect Murder, Perfect Town.
From 1974-1975, Cox starred in the short-lived CBS family-oriented dramatic series entitled Apple’s Way created by Earl Hamner, who created The Waltons. He appeared as “Mr. Webb” in a television production of Our Town.
One of his most memorable roles was that of Dr. John Gideon during the final season of the television medical drama St. Elsewhere. Cox’s character was famously mooned by Dr. Donald Westphall (Ed Flanders) at the end of the third episode of season six.