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Ned Bellamy (born May 7, 1957) is an American actor best known for his roles in numerous TV shows, including Seinfeld, Boston Legal, and Criminal Minds.

He played Jeff Ridenhour in the first Saw film.

Early Life

Ned Bellamy was born on May 7, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio, to Bill and Nelle Bellamy. After spending his childhood in Joplin, Missouri, the family moved to La Jolla, California. Mark Bellamy, his brother, was the US Ambassador to Kenya from 2003 to 2006. Anne, his sister, is president of African Travel in Los Angeles.

After graduating from UCLA, Ned and his classmates founded the Los Angeles-based theater company "The Actors Gang." He has appeared in numerous film and television productions and continues to reside in Los Angeles.



Year Title Role
1982 Illusions LL
1988 The Night Before Tuff #2
1989 Wired Paul Forrest
1990 Fatal Charm Adolph
1992 House IV Lee
The Player Aaron Camp
Universal Soldier FBI Agent
Bob Roberts Uzi Kornhauser
1993 Twenty Bucks Bowling Alley Entrepreneur
Carnosaur Fallon
1994 Floundering Phonebook
A Pig's Tale Scrappy
The Shawshank Redemption Guard Youngblood
Ed Wood Dr. Tom Mason
Cobb Ray
1997 That Darn Cat Agent #1
Con Air Chopper Pilot
1999 Angel's Dance Police Detective
Cradle Will Rock Paul Edwards
Mystery Men Funk
Being John Malkovich Derek Mantini
Bats Major Reid
2000 Takedown Tom Fiori
Charlie's Angels Red Star Systems Director
Desperate But Not Serious Pink Dot Man
2001 Antitrust Phil Grimes
2003 Runaway Jury Jerome
2004 Saw Jeff Ridenhour
The Whole Ten Yards Man in Diner
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Mr. Jake
2005 Lords of Dogtown Peter Darling
The Ice Harvest Sidney
London Luke
2006 Two Tickets to Paradise Stan
The Contract Evans
One Way Steve Dorn
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Security Guard
2007 Skills Like This Uncle Morris
Wind Chill Snowplow Driver
2008 War, Inc. Ooq-Yu-Fay Taqnufmini / Zubleh
Twilight Waylon Forge
2012 Small Apartments EMT / Daniel
Crazy Eyes Bob
The Paperboy Tyree Van Wetter
The Possession Trevor
Django Unchained Wilson
2013 Watercolor Postcards Cricket
Wish You Well George Davis
2015 Dragon Blade Octavius
2017 Blood Money Ranger
2018 An L.A. Minute Ross Brandt

Television Series

Year Title Role
1979 The Waltons Paul
1981 Fitz and Bones Corporal
1982 The Greatest American Hero R.J.
M*A*S*H G.I.
The Phoenix Electrician
Private Benjamin The Doctor
Father Murphy Floyd Walker
1983 T.J. Hooker Carl Buddinger
1984 The Dukes of Hazzard Hoby
1985 Diff'rent Strokes Bum / Undercover Policeman
1986 Remington Steele Ernie
The Twilight Zone Man
1987 Starman Gold Chain #1
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder
21 Jump Street Riordan
1986-1988 MacGyver Remick / Larkin
1988 Tanner '88 Secret Serviceman
Knots Landing Vincent Donnely
1987-1989 Hooperman Mr. Kripps
1989-1991 Matlock Jimmy Giles / Lyle
1992 FBI: The Untold Stories Richard McCoy
Unsolved Mysteries Coroner
Dark Justice Edwards
1993 Murder, She Wrote Capt. Elgin Meyers
Wild Palms Morty Winnaker
1995 Picket Fences Adam Wood
Dumb and Dumber Announcer
1996 Seinfeld Eddie
The Larry Sanders Show Carl
Boy Meets World Luther
2000 Tenacious D FBI Agent
2001 Strong Medicine
Dead Last Sailor Ghost
2003 Queens Supreme Judge Gray
2004 CSI: Miami Rick Bingham
2005 Unscripted Steven / Reporter
The Closer Mr. Schiller
2006 ER Detective
Boston Legal Harold Pines
2004-2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Police Officer / Peter Carson
Scrubs Dr. Green
2007 Jericho Deputy Perkins
Brothers & Sisters Cutler Weeks
2006-2007 The Unit Lewis
2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Ed Winston
2009 24 Attorney General
2011 Castle Logan Meech
2008-2011 WordGirl The Coach
2013 Justified Gerald Johns
Under the Dome Reverend Lester Coggins
2011-2013 Treme Vincent Abreu
2014 Criminal Minds Alan Anderson
Resurrection Samuel Catlin
2016 Gotham Warden Carlson Grey
The Detour Jerry
2017 Chicago P.D. Arlen Pfister
2021 Paradise City Ross

Television Films

Year Title Role
1983 I Want to Live Jerry
1987 Desperate Agent Carter
1990 Gunsmoke: The Last Apache Capt. Harris
1991 Deadly Desire Sparrow
Runaway Father Guard
Writer's Block Lenny
1992 In the Deep Woods Jerome Spears
1997 The Player
1999 The Jack Bull Kermit Dover
2014 Wall Street Haden Sykes


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