Ron White was born Dec. 18, 1956. He began performing stand-up comedy in the early 1980s. For two decades he paid his dues on the comedy club circuit. It wasn’t until 2000, when he joined the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” that he became a household name.
Today, Ron White is one of comedy’s top grossing stand-up acts. Also on his resume are two Grammy nominations, three of the highest rated specials on Comedy Central, and an excess of 10 million CDs and DVDs sold.
White has built his success on a unique brand of comedy that blends observation, satire, and a country music ethos. The core of his material is built on a healthy dose of common sense and a mound of Southern wit.
White delivers his act with a cigar in one hand and a tumbler of scotch in the other. His smokes and booze are his trademarks. White’s most famous catchphrase is: “You can’t fix stupid.”
The Blue Collar Comedy Tour began in January of 2000 in Omaha, Nebraska and ended in 2006 in Washington D.C. The tour, which also featured Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy, was a huge success. Not only did it propel White to stardom, it produced three direct-to-video movies and a show on the WB called Blue Collar TV. White only made a guest appearance in the second movie and starred in just seven of the show’s 43 episodes.
Ron White’s book, I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability, hit bookstore shelves in 2006 and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. White served in the U.S. Navy, loves to fish, and has been married three times. His current wife is singer Margo Rey.
White has appeared in the movies “Sex and the City 2” and “Horrible Bosses” as well as the television shows Reno 911 and Kath & Kim. In 2008, while in Vero Beach, Florida, White was arrested for marijuana possession. On April 27, 2009, the State of Texas celebrated “Ron White Day.” The comedian’s hometown is Fritch, Texas, which is located in the state’s panhandle region.