A familiar face to younger audiences due to roles in such high school-set favorites as "Varsity Blues" (1999) and the series "Popular" (The WB, 1999-2001), actor Ron Lester has worked in various capac...
Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
|Varsity Blues||1999||Actor||Billy Bob||19997|
|The Karate Dog||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Popular||2000 1998 - 2000||Actor||Mike "Sugar Daddy" Bernadino||20007|
|Not Another Teen Movie||2001||Actor||Reggie Ray||20017|
|CSI: New York||2012 2003 - 2012||Actor||Officer Murphy||20127|
|Dill Scallion||1998||Actor||Earl Langston||19987|
|The 2000 Teen Choice Awards||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||n/a||19997|
|Freaks and Geeks||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Seidelman||19997|
|Co-starred as high school football player Billy Bob in Robbins' "Varsity Blues"|
|Featured in the children's comedy film "Good Burger", directed by Brian Robbins|
|Rode in local rodeos in Georgia|
|Raised in Kennesaw, Georgia|
|Played Mike 'Sugar Daddy' Bernadino, a high school wrestler and aspiring hip-hop star in The WB's teen comedy-drama "Popular"|
|Had a recurring guest role on "Freaks and Geeks"|
|Acted in the mockumentary "Dill Scallion", chronicling the life of a fictional country singer|
Although the actor was nearing his mid-20s, he was cast in further high school-set projects, taking a recurring role on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks" and starring as a regular on The WB's "Popular". The latter featured Lester as Mike Bernadino, a high school student in the "in crowd" who was a school athlete as well as an aspiring rapper. Nicknamed 'Sugar Daddy', the character could be as sweet as his moniker suggested, but also had a mean streak, tormenting the have-nots when he felt insecure in his own social standing. Lester managed to keep the hip-hop wannabe character from becoming a farce, especially excelling in episodes that explored Sugar Daddy on an emotional plane. Situations like the character's expulsion from the wrestling team because of excess weight, his disappointment at being stood up by his partner in an Internet romance and his confusion over the battling affections of Nicole (Tammy Lynn Michaels) and Mary (Leslie Grossman) showcased Lester's abilities and won over the audience. In 2000, "Popular" won a Teen Choice Award and Lester's enthusiasm was among the more memorable moments in the televised ceremony.
|North Cobb High School|
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