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Murder, She Wrote

Ron Masak
Sheriff Mort Metzger


Ron Masak (IMDb)

Born on July 1, 1936 in Chicago (Illinois).
His acting debut was with the Drama Guild in Chicago in Stalag 17 in 1954.

In the episode "Footnote To Murder" (episode no. 18 - 03/10/1985) he played a NYC Police Lieutenant and in "No Accounting For Murder" (episode no. 63 - 03/22/1987) he was a duped investor.
He played Cabot Cove's new Sheriff Mort Metzger from 1989 in "Mr. Penroy's Vacation" (episode no. 91 - 11/06/1988) until 1996 in "What You Don't Know Can Kill You" (episode no. 262 - 05/05/1996).
He also playes Mort Mertzger in the next episodes: 18, 63, 91, 98, 101, 105, 109, 110, 112, 116, 121, 123, 131, 134, 138, 145, 149, 154, 158, 166, 172, 175, 178, 185, 187, 193, 198, 201, 206, 212, 216, 219, 222, 228, 237, 238, 246, 254, 259, 261 (for further info about the episodes' titles see the Episode Guide Go to the "Episode Guide".....).

Ron Masak is Sheriff Mort Metzger
Photo courtesy of Mr. Ron Masak. Copyright © 2001, Ron Masak, RamKay L.L.C. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

From The Unofficial Murder, She Wrote Casebook:
Episode no. 91: "Mr. Penroy's Vacation"
"The Case: Cabot Cove has a new sheriff. Amos Tupper (Tom Bosley) has retired to Kentucky to live with relatives. His replacement is Mort Metzger, who has abandoned New York City police work to enjoy a more leisurely pace in the country with his wife, Adele. [...]"
"Highlights: [...] As Jessica Fletcher's new comrade-in-arms, city-wise Mort Metzger has mistakenly thought his new post would allow leisure days to play golf and fish. He clearly underestimates the village locals both as to potential culpability in committing murder and in solving homicides. It will take several upcoming episodes for this newcomer to appreciate fully the astute Jessica."
"Trivia: Much is made of Mort Metzger being wed to Adele, a talkative energetic ex-marine. She is often talked about but never seen in the series. [...]"

Text taken from The Unofficial Murder, She Wrote Casebook. Written by James Robert Parish. Published in 1997 by Kensington Books.
Copyright 1997 by James Robert Parish.

 

Ron Masak with Angela Lansbury in "Murder, She Wrote"
Photo courtesy of Mr. Ron Masak. Copyright © 2001, Ron Masak, RamKay L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.
Used with permission.

Ron Masak with William Windom and Angela Lansbury in "Murder, She Wrote"
Photo courtesy of Mr. Ron Masak. Copyright © 2001, Ron Masak, RamKay L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.
Used with permission.

AngelaLansbury.net thanks Mr. Ron Masak for the permission granted to use the photos. If you want to contact Mr. Masak you can explore his official website at:
www.ronmasak.com.
Copyright © 2001, Ron Masak, RamKay L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

And for further info, explore the IMDb section on Ron Masak at:
us.imdb.com/Name?Masak,+Ron.