Ron Michaelson is an actor popular for appearing in commercials for Ditech.com, where he plays a character known as "Ned the Banker." The commercials intend to show that Ned is unable to close a mortgage deal, even with his own mother, because of Ditech's highly competitive rates and services. Most commercials end with the punch line, "I just lost another loan to Ditech!" Michaelson's character in the commercials has become highly recognizable to US audiences, to the extent that Michaelson was interviewed by Daryn Kagan on CNN.
He has also made guest appearances in the critically acclaimed FOX series Arrested Development, the CBS series Joan of Arcadia and HBO's Carnivàle and Entourage. Other series work include the WB's Jack & Jill, Nickelodeon's All That and NBC's Golden Girls. On February 27, 2006, Michaelson also had a "walk-on clue" role on the trivia game show Jeopardy!. His latest projects include the independent film Boxboarders and the made-for-television movies Mystery Woman and You've Got A Friend for the Hallmark Channel.