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Ron White Biography

Birth Name:
Ronald Dee White
Birth Place:
Fritch, Texas, United States
Comedian, actor

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


  • Barbara Dobbs -- Ex-wife
  • Lori Brice -- Ex-wife
  • Charles Don White -- Father
  • Barbara Joan Craig -- Mother
  • Marshall White -- Son