Ron Funches
Ron Funches
Ron Funches SXSW 2015.jpg
Funches in March 2015.
Born (1983-03-12) March 12, 1983 (age 34)
Los Angeles County, California, United States[1]
Medium Television, stand-up, film
Children 1
Website www.ronfunches.com

Ron Funches (born March 12, 1983) is an American comedian, actor and writer. He starred in the NBC series Undateable as Shelly.[2][3][4] He has appeared frequently on @midnight, and was a cast member and writer on Kroll Show.[3]

Early life

Funches was born in Los Angeles County, California and grew up with his mother and sister in Chicago, Illinois.[1][3] He moved to Salem, Oregon when he was 13, attending Douglas McKay high school.[1][3]

Career

Funches began pursuing comedy at the age of 23 after working at a series of jobs that he felt he was not suited for.[1][3]

Funches has a role in the 2015 comedy film Get Hard. He had a recurring role on Crash and Bernstein. He has also worked on the shows Bob's Burgers, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, New Girl, Enlisted, Drunk History, and Portlandia.[5][6][7] Additionally, he was a frequent round-table guest on Chelsea Lately.[8][9][10]

Personal life

Funches has one son, who lives with him in Los Angeles.[11] He is open about his son being autistic in his comedy.[3][4][12]

Funches moved from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California in 2012 to further his career as a comedian.[1][4]

Funches is known as an avid video gamer.[13][14] Funches is also notable for his massive weight loss. He told Adam Carolla that he had weighed 360 pounds, despite being only 5' 11". Funches said that over a few years he lost about 140 pounds.[15]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Credit Role Notes
2014 Night Night with Ron Funches Writer Himself Short film for Funny or Die
Night Night with Ron Funches Ep 2 Writer Himself Short film for Funny or Die
2015 Movie Mind Machine Ron Short film
Get Hard Jojo
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Member of The Fat Boys
Trolls Cooper Voice role
2017 Killing Hasselhoff Bill

Television

Year Title Credit Role Notes
2011 Portlandia Baseball Player Season 1, Episode 6: "Baseball"
2013 Crash & Bernstein Roland 5 episodes
Dead Kevin Homeless King Season 1, Episode 12: "How Not to Rob a Liquor Store"
New Girl Street Musician Season 2, Episode 21: "First Date"
2013-present @midnight Guest Himself 22 episodes
2014 Mulaney Rodney aka Tall Tucan Season 1, Episode 8: "It's a Wonderful Home Alone"
The Eric Andre Show Writer Season 3, Episode 1: "Seth Rogen; Asa Akira"
Selfie Wayne Season 1, Episode 8: "Traumatic Party Stress Disorder"
The Half Hour Writer Himself Stand-up special
Bob's Burgers Horseplay Season 4, Episode 17: "The Equestranauts"; voice role
Enlisted Private Huggins Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"
2014-15 Kroll Show Writer Ron Funches Actor; 4 episodes
Writer; 11 episodes
2014-16 Undateable Shelly Main cast; 36 episodes
Drunk History Various 3 episodes
2015 Cougar Town Marty Season 6, Episode 3: "To Find a Friend"
BoJack Horseman Levi Voice role; Season 2, Episode 5: "Chickens"
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Fartholomew Fishflinger Voice role; Season 1, Episode 11: "Mouse"
Adventure Time The Fool 2 Episodes
2016 Great Minds with Dan Harmon Idi Amin Season 1, Episode 6: "Idi Amin"
Another Period Hamish's Cellmate 2 Episodes
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser Himself 2 Episodes
The Lion Guard Ajabu Voice role; Season 1, Episode 14: "The Imaginary Okapi"
Harmonquest Captain Ribs Sanchez Season 1, Episode 4: "Across the Dernum Sea"
Cupcake Wars Himself Season 10, Episode 7: "Josie and the Pussycats"
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Sharzod Voice role; 12 Episodes
Take My Wife Ron Episode: "Headliner"
Transparent Fredrick Episode: "Elizah"
2017 Drive Share Nicky Nitro Episode: "The Light Source"
Black-ish Ledarius Episode: "I'm a survivor"
2017-present Powerless Ron Main cast
2017 We Bare Bears Wyatt Voice role; Episode: "Road Trip"

Funches has also appeared several times on Conan as a guest and stand-up comic between 2011-17.[16]

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Turnquist, Kristi (29 July 2012). "Rising star, comedian Ron Funches outgrows Portland, leaves for Los Angeles". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ Hinds, Julie (1 August 2014). "4 theories on why NBC renewed Detroit-centric sitcom 'Undateable'". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Duelund, Theis (28 May 2014). "7 Things you Need to Know About Comedian Ron Funches". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Socci, Blair (5 August 2013). "Talking to Ron Funches About Standup, LA, and His First Sitcom Acting Gig". Splitsider. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ Crowder, Courtney (4 June 2014). "Ron Funches on NBC's 'Undateable'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ Cutler, Jacqueline (29 May 2014). "'Undateable': Ron Funches 'giggles 'like an Asian princess'". Zap2it. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (31 May 2014). "TV Rewind: Ron Funches on 'Undateable'; 'Mad Men' midseason finale; 'Downton Abbey,' more". Oregon Live. The Oregonian. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "Chelsea Lately". Ron Funches. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ "Watch Chelsea Lately S8E119 Online - Ethan Hawke, Ron Funches, Sarah Colonna, Ross Mathews". SideReel. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ron Funches Can't Stop Giggling on Chelsea Lately". The Interrobang. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "Inside Scoop: Hanging With UNDATEABLE's David Fynn & Ron Funches". Oh So Gray. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  12. ^ Pashman, Dan (21 April 2015). "Comic Ron Funches' Autistic Son Loves Oreos With Bacon". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ Husband, Andrew (16 November 2015). "Ron Funches Discusses Video Games, Giggles And 'The Funches Of Us'". Uproxx. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ Kodner, Matt (18 October 2013). "What are you playing this weekend? Ron Funches, comedian". The Gameological Society. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ron Funches". The Adam Carolla Show. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "Ron Funches". Team Coco. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ "Ron Funches beats Laura James by forfeit to win DDT Pro Wrestling Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". YouTube. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 2016. 

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