Ron Lester

Actor, Stand-up comedian, Rodeo rider
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 capacities in the ... Read more »
Born: 08/04/1970 in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Karate Dog 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Reggie Ray (Actor)

Popular 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Dill Scallion 1999 (Movie)

Earl Langston (Actor)

Varsity Blues 1999 (Movie)

Billy Bob (Actor)

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

Spatch (Actor)

Biography

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 capacities in the entertainment business, from rodeo rider to stand-up comedian. A hefty performer, with close-cropped hair and a natural exuberance, he made his film debut as the aptly-named fast-food chef Spatch in the wacky children's comedy feature "Good Burger" (1997), directed by Brian Robbins. The helmer tapped Lester to co-star in his next feature, the football-themed drama "Varsity Blues." Here Lester was impressive as the fun-loving, hard-drinking Billy Bob, a gregarious linebacker who suffers greatly at the hands of his brutally demanding coach (Jon Voight). The film proved a good showcase for Lester's talents, giving him opportunity to scale emotional highs and lows, going from a partying star football player to a demoralized and debilitated broken man. In real life, the rigorous scenes on the field left Lester with a dislocated knee.

Relationships

Father
deceased died in 1993

Sister
deceased

EDUCATION

North Cobb High School

Milestones

1999

Had a recurring guest role on "Freaks and Geeks"

1999

Acted in the mockumentary "Dill Scallion", chronicling the life of a fictional country singer

1999

Co-starred as high school football player Billy Bob in Robbins' "Varsity Blues"

1997

Featured in the children's comedy film "Good Burger", directed by Brian Robbins

Played Mike 'Sugar Daddy' Bernadino, a high school wrestler and aspiring hip-hop star in The WB's teen comedy-drama "Popular"

Raised in Kennesaw, Georgia

Rode in local rodeos in Georgia

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