Ron Chaney

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Ronald Curt Chaney (born November 16, 1955;[1] aka Ron Chaney Jr.) is the great-grandson of film actor and make-up pioneer Lon Chaney, and the grandson of the actor Lon Chaney, Jr.; his father Ronald Creighton Chaney (1930–1987) was a rancher and farmer.[2][3] He was born in California of French, English, and Irish ancestry.

Chaney took some acting classes in high school. He played the wolf man in a short film, and later played Captain Wallace in Mach 2 (2001). He starred as Bela Reinhardt in Eben McGarr's 2009 film House of the Wolf Man, an affectionate tribute to the 1940s Universal horror films starring his grandfather, particularly Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.[4][5] He portrayed a detective in the 2013 horror film Coffin Baby and was billed sixth in the credits.[6]

He has contributed to A Century of Chaneys, a book begun by his grandfather, Lon Chaney, Jr., in 1969. Ron took on the project and researched, interviewed, collected and archived the Chaney family history.[7] The book covers the collective careers of Lon Chaney, Sr., Cleva Creighton Chaney, and his grandfather, Lon Chaney, Jr. Ron Chaney hopes to someday make a film about the lives of his grandfather and great-grandfather.

An entrepreneur who runs Chaney Entertainment, he lives in Palm Springs, California and often attends film conventions and discusses his grandfather's and great-grandfather's lives and film careers.



  1. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  2. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  3. R. C. Chaney, in: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.
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  6. "Coffin BAby". IMDB. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  7. A Century of Chaneys

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