Ron Funches (born March 12, 1983) is an American comedian, actor and writer. He starred in the NBC series Undateable as Shelly.[4][5][6] He has appeared frequently on @midnight, and was a cast member and writer on Kroll Show.[5]

Early life

Funches was born in Los Angeles County, California and grew up with his mother and sister in Chicago, Illinois.[2][5] He moved to Salem, Oregon when he was 13, attending Douglas McKay high school.[2][5]

Career

Funches began pursuing comedy at the age of 23 in Portland, Oregon[2] after working at a series of jobs that he felt he was not suited for.[2][5]

Funches has a role in the 2015 comedy film Get Hard. He had a recurring role on Crash and Bernstein. He has also worked on the shows Bob's Burgers, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, New Girl, Enlisted, Drunk History, and Portlandia.[7][8][9] Additionally, he was a frequent round-table guest on Chelsea Lately.[10][11][12]

Personal life

Funches has one son, who lives with him in Los Angeles.[13] He is open about his son being autistic in his comedy.[5][6][14]

Funches moved from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California in 2012 to further his career as a comedian.[2][6]

Funches is known as an avid video gamer.[15][16] Funches is also notable for his massive weight loss. He told Adam Carolla that he had weighed 360 pounds, despite being only 5' 11". Funches said that over a few years he lost about 140 pounds.[26]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleCreditRoleNotes
2014Night Night with Ron FunchesWriterHimselfShort film for Funny or Die
Night Night with Ron Funches Ep 2WriterHimselfShort film for Funny or Die
2015Movie Mind MachineRonShort film
Get HardJojo
2016Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The MovieMember of The Fat Boys
TrollsCooperVoice role
2017Killing HasselhoffBill

Television

YearTitleCreditRoleNotes
2011PortlandiaBaseball PlayerSeason 1, Episode 6: "Baseball"
2013Crash & BernsteinRoland5 episodes
Dead KevinHomeless KingSeason 1, Episode 12: "How Not to Rob a Liquor Store"
New GirlStreet MusicianSeason 2, Episode 21: "First Date"
2013–present@midnightGuestHimself22 episodes
2014MulaneyRodney aka Tall TucanSeason 1, Episode 8: "It's a Wonderful Home Alone"
The Eric Andre ShowWriterSeason 3, Episode 1: "Seth Rogen; Asa Akira"
SelfieWayneSeason 1, Episode 8: "Traumatic Party Stress Disorder"
The Half HourWriterHimselfStand-up special
Bob's BurgersHorseplaySeason 4, Episode 17: "The Equestranauts"; voice role
EnlistedPrivate HugginsSeason 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"
2014–15Kroll ShowWriterRon FunchesActor; 4 episodes
Writer; 11 episodes
2014–16UndateableShellyMain cast; 36 episodes
Drunk HistoryVarious3 episodes
2015Cougar TownMartySeason 6, Episode 3: "To Find a Friend"
BoJack HorsemanLeviVoice role; Season 2, Episode 5: "Chickens"
The Adventures of Puss in BootsFartholomew FishflingerVoice role; Season 1, Episode 11: "Mouse"
Adventure TimeThe Fool2 Episodes
2016Great Minds with Dan HarmonIdi AminSeason 1, Episode 6: "Idi Amin"
Another PeriodHamish's Cellmate2 Episodes
Not Safe with Nikki GlaserHimself2 Episodes
The Lion GuardAjabuVoice role; Season 1, Episode 14: "The Imaginary Okapi"
HarmonquestCaptain Ribs SanchezSeason 1, Episode 4: "Across the Dernum Sea"
Cupcake WarsHimselfSeason 10, Episode 7: "Josie and the Pussycats"
Home: Adventures with Tip & OhSharzodVoice role; 12 Episodes
Take My WifeRonEpisode: "Headliner"
TransparentFredrickEpisode: "Elizah"
2017Drive ShareNicky NitroEpisode: "The Light Source"
Black-ishLedariusEpisode: "I'm a survivor"
2017PowerlessRonMain cast
2017We Bare BearsWyattVoice role; Episode: "Road Trip"

Funches has also appeared several times on Conan as a guest and stand-up comic between 2011–17.[17]

Championships and accomplishments