Ron Silver was an actor in a few great GREAT shows like West Wing and Chicago Hope. His best show of all time might just be Heat Vision Jack. HAH.
I do know of the writer of Heat Vision Jack, Dan Harmon (Directed by Ben Stiller). One time I saw him at a party and another time I saw him at Dreamworks in the cafeteria pasta aisle where I made fun of his gut. He is really funny so check out his blog DanHarmon.com and check out some vintage Ron Silver in Heat Vision Jack.
Heat Vision and Jack
Heat Vision and Jack (1999) is Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon’s famous ‘failed’ pilot. Despite critical acclaim, directing by Ben Stiller, and a star cast, FOX turned down the chance for Heat Vision and Jack to be made into a TV series.
- Jack Austin (played by Jack Black): Former employee of NASA, Jack Austin was “exposed to inappropriate levels of solar energy”, causing his brain to expand “like cookie dough”, making him “three times smarter than the smartest man in the world”.
- Heat Vision (voiced by Owen Wilson): With Jack on the run from NASA agents, he called his roommate Doug for help. However, when Doug arrived on his motorcycle, he was shot with an “experimental ray” by the agents, merging him with his bike.
- Ron Silver (played by himself): A “very dangerous man, a gifted actor, and a cold blooded killer”. Hired by NASA to stop Jack Austin at any cost.
- The Sheriff (played by Christine Taylor): At first, The Sheriff wondered how “high” Jack Austin’s rocket ship went when he “got totally baked”, nevertheless she eventually trusts Jack after Ron Silver flips a table at her.
RIP Ron Silver. You are probably super glad to be in heaven right now!