Professional Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Theatrically Trained Actor (SAG/AFTRA), Improviser, Podcast Host and V/P & Founder of UDC Entertainment . He‘s the only Comedian to appear on Nickelodeon and Playboy TV & his name is Ronnie Ray
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 Ray has toured the country as a Headliner and Feature for over 12 years as stand-up comedian. He has shared with such Comedians ranging from Robin Williams to Leslie Jones and many more.
Mr. Ray’s performances have received accolades in national and local publications, with his stand-up being described as Hilarious, quick witted and extremely talented.
As Stand-up Comedian Ronnie Ray has recently release Part 1 of 3 of a Comedy Album EP series called “Outta My System” in April 2016. Also a full length Comedy Album entitled “Comedy Before Flesh” was released July 2016. Both are available on all music services
Ronnie Ray has started in the Playboy TV’s series “Canoga Park” as Keith Jameson (all 13 episodes), appear in Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”, Shonda Rhimes’s “Grey Anatomy” and just recently Dick Wolf’s “Chicago Fire”.
Appeared in such movies as Save The Last Dance (with Kerry Washington and Julia Stiles), Redrum (Kenny Young and Jill Marie Jones), C’mon Man (Tony Rock and Rodney Perry) and many others.
Also, in April 2016 Ronnie Ray started a Podcast entitled Q and A with Ronnie Ray. A Podcast where Comedian Ronnie Ray interviews his favorite Stand-Up Comedians, Actors, Actresses, Writers, Directors and even Porn Stars.
Beth Lipstick of San Francisco Chronicle says, “Ronnie Ray has tremendous presence no matter what he does.”
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.