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|Born||Ronald Samuel Pearson
September 14, 1965
Bellevue, Washington, United States
|Occupation||Actor/Comedian/Game show host/Juggler|
|Spouse(s)||Tanya Meyers (1998–present)|
He started his career as a stand up comic at night clubs, a warm up guy on numerous shows. He eventually became an actor and received guest spots on sitcoms Mama's Family, They Came from Outer Space and Brother's Keeper as well as small roles in the films Midnight Cabaret and Lena's Holiday. He also hosted the syndicated kids game show Skedaddle for six weeks in 1988, becoming one of the youngest emcees in game show history. Between 1996-1998 he hosted the game show Shopping Spree, created by Jay Wolpert on The Family Channel.
In 1998, Pearson received his big break when he was cast in the sitcom, Malcolm and Eddie as bartender Doug Brickous, a role he held until its cancellation in 2000. Since then he has had recurring roles in The Norm Show, Nikki, The Drew Carey Show, Eve, That 70s Show and more recently George Lopez. In between sitcoms, Pearson appeared in the films Little Black Book and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and made an appearance on Dennis Miller show, Rules of Engagement, the GSN original series National Lampoon's Funny Money and several appearances on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. He also hosted "Casino", a 2002 GSN pilot that sold six years later as Catch 21, without Pearson's involvement.
In September 2008, Pearson was featured in the multi-comedian DVD The Apostles of Comedy, which also features comedians/actors Brad Stine, Jeff Allen and Anthony Griffith. Due to its success, these four comedians have been touring the country as The Apostles of Comedy since 2008 and are scheduled through May 2009.
In 2010, Pearson starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck. Three years later, he was featured in the triple comedian DVD The Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards which also features Jeff Allen and Keith Alberstadt, a native of Nashville, Tennessee.
Pearson is a born-again Christian. On one of his comedy routines, he did a praise/worship act on The Lord Reigns. Pearson is married to his wife Tanya (neé Meyers), and has two children, Regan and Tex. They reside in Los Angeles, California.
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