Ronnie Ray, Chicago’s own brings hilarious real life moments to the stage! He found his true passion for comedy at the age of six, thanks to Eddie Murphy and Saturday Night Live. Ronnie began perfecting his craft by listening to his family and the world around him.
The Real Underdog of Comedy, Ronnie Ray a student of comedy. He trained at Second City Chicago, ETA Creative Arts Foundation; Chicago, IL., and Act One Studios; Chicago, IL.. He polished his verbal creativity and ability to write sketches by performing with comedy ensemble OBN “Oui Be Negroes” and Nation of Improv.
Ronnie has been entertaining audiences for years as comic, actor, improviser and voiceover artist. As a Stand-Up Comedian Ronnie has performed at such Stages as The Improv (Hollywood, Brea, Ontario, Irvine, Miami and West Palm Beach), The Laugh Factory (Hollywood and Chicago), Icehouse Comedy Club (Pasadena,CA) The Famous Comedy Store (Hollywood and La Jolla), Zanies (Chicago and Rosemont) and many other stages across the country. Because of his unique comedy style gave him the opportunity to become the first comedian to perform on Playboy TV and Nickelodeon.
Ronnie Ray did an episode of the television shows, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice” and Nickelodeon “Victorious”. He has done an independent film that has been distributed by LIONSGATE “C’mon Man” starring comedians Tony Rock and Rodney Perry. But Ron’s acting career started in 2001 with a role in the Paramount pictures “Save the Last Dance” starring Kerry Washington from ABC Number one Drama “Scandal”. He used his talents for the animated film “Gangs of LA 1991” and worked with Director John Landis on the award winning comedy from “Jib Jab’s Shawshank in a Minute”. But, Ronnie Ray’s passion lies on stage as a comedian knowing the importance of laughter and what it means to people in the world.
INFLUENCES: Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Redd Foxx, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin and Moms Mabely.
Ronnie Ray is available for up and coming shows.