Ronald William McLarty (April 14, 1947 – February 8, 2020) was an American actor, playwright, and novelist. He also worked as an audiobook narrator, in which role he recorded over 100 titles and received many Audie Awards.

McLarty appeared in numerous television series, films and stage productions. He also wrote dozens of plays and novels, notably The Memory of Running (2004).

Books in order of publication:

Novels

  • The Memory of Running. New York: Viking Press, 2004
  •  Traveler. New York: Viking Press, 2007
  • Art in America. New York: Viking Press, 2008
  • The Dropper. New York: Random House, Books on Tape, 2009 (audiobook)
  • Mislaid. Lulu Publishing Services, 2020, softcover