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Joseph Ragno

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Joseph Ragno
Born (1936-03-11) March 11, 1936 (age 85)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1964-present

Joseph Ragno (born March 11, 1936) is an American actor.

He is best known for Ray Zephro in The Phantom (1996), Ernie in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and as Stubby in A Fish in the Bathtub (1998).[1]

Early life[edit]

Ragno was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1936.


From 1986 to 1989, Ragno played the role of Jock for two episodes on the show The Equalizer.

Ragno's guest appearances on television include L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, Seinfeld, Third Watch and The City.[2]

Ragno's film appearances include Daylight, Pictures of Baby Jane Doe, The Secret of My Success, Men of Respect and The World of Don Camillo.

Ragno played the role of Miller Huggins in the 1992 baseball film The Babe, featuring John Goodman and Kelly McGillis, and played the role of Ernie in the prison drama film The Shawshank Redemption (1994), featuring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

In 2015, Ragno played the role of Roy Healy in the television series Jessica Jones, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Personal life[edit]

Ragno is of Italian ancestry.



Year Title Role Notes
1974 Law and Disorder Peter Credited as Joe Ragno
1979 Winter Kills Doorman Credited as Joe Ragno
1980 Where the Buffalo Roam Wilkins
1980 The Kidnapping of the President Saul Malone
1990 Men of Respect Padrino Ricci
1992 The Babe Miller Huggins Credited as Joe Ragno
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Ernie
1996 The Phantom Ray Zephro
1996 Daylight Dispatcher
1996 No Way Home Ralphie
2014 The Reward Karl Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Gangster Chronicles Joseph Profaci 13 episodes
Television miniseries
1986-1989 The Equalizer Jock Episodes: "Unpunished Crimes" and "The Visitation"
1992-1993 The Commish Joey Sanderson 3 episodes
2001 Third Watch Chuck Episode: "The Relay"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Benny Franconi Episode: "Phantom"
2004 Law & Order Federico Righetti Episode: "Payback"
2009 Ben Again Joe Television movie
2015 Jessica Jones Roy Healy 3 episodes


  1. "Joseph Ragno Biography". IMDB. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. "Joseph Ragno@TVGuide.com".

External links[edit]

Joseph Ragno on IMDb

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