Ron McLarty is an Actor, Playwright, Narrator, and Novelist. Originally from East Providence, RI, he now lives in New York City and Elizaville, NY. He is married to actress Kate Skinner.
Author of The Memory of Running, Art in America, The Dropper, and Traveler. The Memory of Running, Ron’s first published work, is believed to also be the first work to be published in audiobook format before being accepted and published in book format.
As explained in the video above, Stephen King called it, “the best book you can’t read”, when it was first released.
As an actor, Ron has over 100 TV appearances including his recurring role as Judge Wright on Law & Order. Two recent film roles include St Vincent, and How Do You Know.
There are over 20 David Baldacci’s books narrated by Ron including Last Man Standing, Hour Game, The Whole Truth, Deliver Us from Evil, Simple Genius, The Sixth Man, and First Family.
Stated by David Baldacci, “Hail to the King, Ron McLarty, who brought his incredible talents to my works, and gave the listeners a whole new way to experience “reading.” “
Other Authors with McLarty narration include Stephen King, Anne Rice, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Ed McBain, and many others.
While Ron has moved on from narrating other books, to writing and narrating his own, there are over 100 narrated works available for your listening pleasure.
I recently experienced Ron’s narration from David Baldacci’s book Zero Day. As expected, a great story by David with great co-narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.
I’m always curious when I find a Narrator that I like and I research their stories. Often times I am surprised to find that they are in some way or another, unexpectedly familiar to me.
As with Ron here, who I never put much thought into when I saw him in the TV show Law & Order. He is quite accomplished, quite talented, and according to his impressive list of works, been very busy.
I think that we tend to forget that the actors we see on TV and in the movies are real people. Especially those who play supporting roles. Yet seeing it broken down into all these respective jobs from audio, to TV, to film and theatre, is just inspiring.
I would have to place Ron as a 3 in my 1-4 Narrator scale. If you would like to learn more about Ron, please visit his website, http://www.ronmclarty.com.
And as always, Happy Listening!