Ronnie Leek appeared in two roles in Coronation Street: in March 1997 he played an unnamed Det. Sgt. who investigated after the McDonalds were held hostage by Gerry Turner and he returned to the programme between July and November of the same year as DS Dave O'Grady, a police colleague of Alan McKenna's.

He has also appeared in Emmerdale, City Central, Brookside, Always and Everyone, Heartbeat, Springhill and many performances in repertory theatre across the country.