Ron White

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: Ronald Dee White
  • Birth Place: Fritch, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • In his late teens, served a stint in the Navy, where he picked up his nickname Tater Salad.
  • In September 1986, was talked into telling jokes by a friend at an open mike at a comedy club in Arlington, TX, in front of an audience that included a then-unknown Jeff Foxworthy.
  • After years of paying dues on the comedy club circuit, eventually joined Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy for the successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour (2000-06).
  • Autobiography, I Had the Right to Remain Silent...But I Didn't Have the Ability, was published in 2006.
  • Longtime opening act, Alex Reymundo, is his brother-in-law and, since 2013, co-owner of Number JUAN Tequila. 
  • Known for smoking cigars and drinking Scotch during his performances.

Relationships

  • Barbara Joan Craig — Mother
  • Barbara Dobbs — Ex-wife
  • Marshall White — Son
  • Lori Brice — Ex-wife
  • Margo Rey — Wife (separated)
  • Charles Don White — Father

Details

  • Birth Name: Ronald Dee White
  • Birth Place: Fritch, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor