Ron Funches

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Ron Funches
Ron Funches SXSW 2015.jpg
Funches in March 2015.
Born (1983-03-12) March 12, 1983 (age 35)
Los Angeles County, California, United States[1]
MediumTelevision, stand-up, film

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[edit]

Funches was born in Los Angeles County, California but 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]


Funches began pursuing comedy at the age of 23 in Portland, Oregon[5] 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.[6][7][8] Additionally, he was a frequent round-table guest on Chelsea Lately.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Funches has one son, who lives with him in Los Angeles.[12] He is open about his son having autism in his comedy.[3][4][13]

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.[14][15] 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.[16]



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 Once Upon a Time in Venice Mocha
Killing Hasselhoff Bill
2020 Underlings Sal Voice role


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"
2013–2017 @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 Voice role; 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; 45 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"
Powerless Ron Main cast
We Bare Bears Wyatt Voice role; Episode: "Road Trip"
2018 Talk Show The Game Show Guest Himself [17]
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Sparko Voice role; Episode: "Wisdom, Strength and Charisma"
2018–present Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Cooper Voice Role; Main Cast
2019 Harley Quinn TBA TBA

Funches has also appeared several times on Conan as a guest and stand-up comic between 2011–17.[18]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  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 16 March 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 29 June 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 16 March 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 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (July 29, 2012). "Rising star, comedian Ron Funches outgrows Portland, leaves for Los Angeles". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Crowder, Courtney (4 June 2014). "Ron Funches on NBC's 'Undateable'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  7. ^ Cutler, Jacqueline (29 May 2014). "'Undateable': Ron Funches 'giggles 'like an Asian princess'". Zap2it. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  8. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (31 May 2014). "TV Rewind: Ron Funches on 'Undateable'; 'Mad Men' midseason finale; 'Downton Abbey,' more". Oregon Live. The Oregonian. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Chelsea Lately". Ron Funches. Archived from the original on 5 April 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Watch Chelsea Lately S8E119 Online - Ethan Hawke, Ron Funches, Sarah Colonna, Ross Mathews". SideReel. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Ron Funches Can't Stop Giggling on Chelsea Lately". The Interrobang. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Inside Scoop: Hanging With UNDATEABLE's David Fynn & Ron Funches". Oh So Gray. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  13. ^ Pashman, Dan (21 April 2015). "Comic Ron Funches' Autistic Son Loves Oreos With Bacon". Huffington Post. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  14. ^ Husband, Andrew (16 November 2015). "Ron Funches Discusses Video Games, Giggles And 'The Funches Of Us'". Uproxx. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  15. ^ Kodner, Matt (18 October 2013). "What are you playing this weekend? Ron Funches, comedian". The Gameological Society. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Ron Funches". The Adam Carolla Show. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  17. ^ Wright, Megh. "truTV Announces a Pile of Premiere Dates, New Series, and Shows in Development". Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Ron Funches". Team Coco. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Ron Funches beats Laura James by forfeit to win DDT Pro Wrestling Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". YouTube. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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