List of Famous people named Ron
Ronald William Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring in several television series, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. He gained national attention for playing young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968. During this time, he also appeared in the musical film The Music Man (1962), a critical and commercial success. He was credited as Ronny Howard in his film and television appearances from 1959 to 1973. Howard was cast in one of the lead roles in the coming-of-age film American Graffiti (1973), and became a household name for playing Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, a role he would play from 1974 through 1980.
Ronald Dion DeSantis is an American attorney and politician serving as the 46th and current governor of Florida since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously represented Florida's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. After graduating from Yale University and Harvard Law School, DeSantis served as an officer and attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy (JAG).
Ronald Louis Washington is an American former professional baseball shortstop. He played Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros.
Ronald Eugene Rivera, nicknamed Riverboat Ron, is an American football head coach for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to becoming a coach, Rivera attended the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1980s, where he played college football for the Golden Bears and was recognized as an All-American linebacker. Following graduation, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft and was a part of their 1985 team that won Super Bowl XX. He spent nine years playing for them and retired after the 1992 season.
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt is an American former pornographic actor, filmmaker, actor, and stand-up comedian.
Ronald Harper Sr. is an American former professional basketball player. He played for four teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) between 1986 and 2001 and is a five-time NBA champion.
Ronald Harper Jr. is a Filipino-American college basketball player for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights of the Big Ten Conference. He is the son of former NBA player Ron Harper.
Ronald Prescott Reagan is an American liberal political commentator. He is a former radio host and political analyst for KIRO and Air America Radio, where he hosted his own daily three-hour show. He has also been a contributor to MSNBC. His liberal views contrast with those of his late father and conservative icon, President Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Alan Klain is an American attorney, political consultant, and former lobbyist, who is currently serving as White House Chief of Staff under President Joe Biden. A Democrat, he was previously Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents, Al Gore from 1995 to 1999 and Joe Biden from 2009 to 2011. He was also appointed by President Obama as White House Ebola Response Coordinator after reported Ebola virus cases in the United States, serving from 2014 to 2015. Throughout 2020 he worked as a senior advisor to Biden's presidential campaign. Following his victory, Biden announced on November 12 that Klain would serve as White House Chief of Staff.
Ron Stallworth is an American retired police officer who infiltrated the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the late 1970s. He was the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department.