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Ron Kinwald is an assistant director who worked under the name Bob Kinwald as second assistant director on the four Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episodes "Coming of Age", "Heart of Glory", "The Arsenal of Freedom", and "Skin of Evil".
Kinwald previously worked as second assistant director on the crime comedy Moving Violation (1976, with Stephen McHattie), the television musical Cindy (1978), the television series The Paper Chase (1978-1979), the television drama Orphan Train (1979), the television drama Evita Peron (1981, with assistant property master Alan Sims), the horror film Evilspeak (1981, with Clint Howard and Don Stark), the comedy Six Pack (1982), the television series Remington Steele (1983), the action comedy D.C. Cab (1983, with second unit director Alan Oliney), the television drama Second Sight: A Love Story (1984), the comedy Moving Violations (1985, with Sally Kellerman), and the action comedy Real Men (1987, with second unit director Dick Ziker). Between 1985 and 1986 Kinwald was a second and first assistant director on the final season of the television series Trapper John, M.D..
Following his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kinwald worked as second assistant director on the television drama Circus (1988, with Tony Jay and Thalmus Rasulala), the short drama The Magic Boy's Easter (1989, directed by John Meredyth Lucas and Marc Daniels), the action comedy Rescue Me (1992, with second unit director B.J. Davis), the crime drama Jade (1995), and the drama Red Ribbon Blues (1996), as first assistant director on the television series The Bradys (1990) and FBI: The Untold Stories (1991), and as assistant director on the drama Backstreet Dreams (1990, with second unit director B.J. Davis) and the documentary Meet John Wooden (2011).