Ron Carey was an American film and television actor. The 5-foot 4-inch actor was best known for playing ambitious NYPD Police Officer Carl Levitt on TV's Barney Miller, in which he was almost always surrounded by male actors who stood at least four inches taller. The series' stars all stood six feet or more. Carey appeared in the recurring role for the last six of the eight seasons of Barney Miller ' s run. He first appeared on the show as a criminal, Angelo Molinari, in Season 2, Episode 22.