Ron Pederson

Comedian, Film actor

1978 –


Who is Ron Pederson?

Ronald "Ron" Pederson is a Canadian actor, improviser and theatre director who has performed extensively throughout Canada and in the United States.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Pederson began working professionally at the Citadel Theatre and The Phoenix Theatre and with award-winning playwright Stewart Lemoine’s Teatro La Quindicina and the Edmonton International Fringe Festival at a very young age. In 1995, at the invitation of Dana Andersen, Pederson joined the cast of the live improvised Soap Opera Die-Nasty. Over the next eight years Ron performed weekly on the Soap, worked with notable guest stars Mark McKinney, Mike Myers and Joe Flaherty, and completed the Die-Nasty Annual 53-Hour Soap-A-Thon. In 2002 Pederson won a Sterling Award for his portrayal of Ray Dooley in Martin McDonagh’s play The Beauty Queen of Leenane. He is an eight time Sterling Award nominee.

Pederson was discovered in Hollywood while improvising at The Second City with Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara and Fred Willard in Joe Flaherty’s Improvised Show The Soap Also Rises in March, 2002.

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Jan 8, 1978
Also known as
  • Ronald Pederson
  • Jaunty
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Edmonton

on July 23, 2013


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