Ronald Ellis "Ron" Canada is an American actor. He began as a television newscaster during the 1970s in the Baltimore-Washington area, on WJLA-Channel 7 News in Washington, DC and mainly on WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore, until the early 1980s when he became an actor. He has had a long career in both television and film, known primarily for his work in Cinderella Man, Wedding Crashers, and his recurring role as Under Secretary of State Ted Barlow on The West Wing. Also known for his stage work in 1997, he played the role of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. opposite Patrick Stewart as Othello. Other notable stage credits include his role as Emmet Tate in Zooman and The Sign at New York's Signature Theatre and originating the role of Duncan Troy in Headstrong at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, which earned him an Audelco Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor.