Ron Updyke is a fictional news reporter and a supporting character on the 1974-1975 ABC horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Played by actor Jack Grinnage, he was introduced in the pilot episode of the series, “Ripper”, and appeared in a total of 18 out of 20 episodes. His final appearance was in “The Youth Killer”.
Carol Ann Susi
What a privilege it was to do the Night Stalker. To be able to go to work, know the people you are working with and to have a good character to play. I had worked with Darren before on an episode of The Outsider. What a giving special actor he is. If it hadn’t been for Darren and Simon and their terrific interplay, the series couldn’t have happened. I’m thankful I was a part of KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER
KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER (aka NIGHT STALKER), Darren McGavin, 1974-75