Ronald "Ronnie" Weiss





Southern United States


Madison (daughter)
Graham (grandson)
Kevin (son-in-law, deceased)
Leigh Vega (daughter)
The Serpent (former accomplice)



First seen


Last seen



Natural causes ("Moccasin")

Appeared in

2 episodes

Portrayed by

Paul Sorvino

Eden Rising

Ronald "Ronnie" Weiss was a former member of the United States Army. His stature in the army led him to know about the conspiracy that ended in the release of the virus in a worldwide outbreak, turning everything it infects into monstrous "biters". Ronnie was the leader of a fanatic, religious bio-terrorist organization known as Il Alichino.



Warning his daughters of the oncoming outbreak, Ronnie did not attend his youngest daughter Leigh's wedding because he was out in hiding. When Leigh returned to him, Ronnie was ecstatic.

Il Alichino was initially established as a post-apocalyptic fanatic group with intentions of creating their own society in this new world order. However, their intentions turned to bringing down Eden, a bio-dome in France built to sustain human, animal and plant-life alike. Ronald was sickened by the French government's use of Biblical terms and found that the outbreak was the natural order of things, and that building Eden disturbed this era of growth for humanity by holding people back in an age of technology and safety when humans needed to grow stronger without those things.

Using this philosophy, Ronnie and his friend Frank Wyatt recruited many individuals. With Leigh's return into his life, Ronnie brainwashed her to conform to their ways and make her a heartless soldier willing to sacrifice her life for bringing down Eden. A deep cover CIA operative living among the Il Alichino, simply known as Mr. White, who has been tracking down Ronald for his strange activity even before the outbreak, tried to get Leigh out of her brainwashing. But Ronnie, knowing of this, sent Leigh out to assassinate White and so she did.

The Il Alichino manages to get a bomb in their hands and plans on using it by having Leigh get to Eden somehow and be a martyr by blowing it up inside. However, a leader of a different community steals the bomb and Leigh and the rest of the Il Alichino are left back at square one.

Eventually, Leigh learns of a group of soldiers that work for Eden. She instills herself into their camp at the airport, pretending to be a former soldier herself, who they patch up and accept into their group under Ronnie's advisory. When Ronnie falls ill and the Il Alichino falls apart without his reign, Leigh decides to go solo on this and use her father's French contacts to get vials of the virus sent via boat over to the United States so she can create a dirty bomb, combining the virus with a bomb, and smuggle it into Eden, to make Ron proud. Ronnie's bad health leads him to the Last Chance Society, where he is taken care of by a nurse, and ironically unwittingly living in the community of the man who stole their first bomb.

Season 2Edit

Leigh and her current boyfriend Tom visited Ronnie at the community. He was dying, and is in pain, and Libby offered to administer a chemical that will soften his pain and quicken his pain. Leigh refused to administer it herself. Ronnie's last words to Leigh were "Finish it", referring to their plans to bring down Eden. Tom offered to put the chemical in to end the old man's suffering, and so Ronnie died peacefully in his sleep.


Season Two appearances
Home Friendly Cards Turn and Back Again There Was No Calm Before This Storm Thank You for Coming to Cut-throat Creek (Please Don't Overstay Your Welcome) No Peace
Moccasin A Spy in the House of Love Wedding You Want to End This Once and For All? The Second Coming (That Which We Have Wrought)
Characters from Eden Rising
Bolio Family
Ash Ben Bolio
Glenley, Kentucky
Tom Snyder Darla Snyder Declan O'Day Kelvin Rivera Sidney Strauss Kate Kirby Trigger Javier Rivera Becky Fitzherbert Robert Annie Snyder
New Venice
Gwen Hayes Kitty Stiles Xander Drake Lori Kitka Christopher Joey Kitka
Ohio State Fairgrounds
Manila Shea PJ Shamp Gareth The General
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie Clyde
Il Alichino
Leigh Vega Ronald Weiss Mr. White
Tulsa International Airport
Rory Stiles Phoebe Denning Mal Stillman Regis Michael Griggs
Last Chance Society
Benedict Ivy Adam John Smith Father Warden Maude Libby Bray Chrissie
Victor Vanbrooke Dr. Banana Pancakes Ike Anton Olko Simon Boyle Séverine Bangalter Blair Easton Bryce Easton Matt Lucy Dr. Cross Ed MacPherson Chandra MacPherson Eddie Sebastian Zoe
The Serpent's Island
Tamsin Pillsbury The Serpent Santiago Otto Piper Harlow Finius Goldberg Noel
United Nations
Alicia Kinsey Wolf Angelo Sierra Papadakis Emily Astrange Vijay Dasari Emiko Kochi Kilian Duncan
Nico's Farm
Dwight Brash Winnie Reil Skeeter Maia DiGregorio Oliver Kim Roz Mulheron Nico Francesci Hiro Kim
Lucas LeBlanca Miriam Valdez Desdemona Braun Gio Durant Newt Quinlan Gallagher Tate Valdez Elijah Tanya Durant Ruby Durant
Kelly Amir Ugis
Princess Elektra Floros Dawn Brash Gillian Shamp Jessie Rosalie
Dead and zombie characters appear in italics. Characters whose status is unknown appear in bold.

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