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

Year Title Credit Role Notes
2014 Night Night with Ron Funches Writer Himself Short film for Funny or Die
Night Night with Ron Funches Ep 2 Writer Himself Short film for Funny or Die
2015 Movie Mind Machine Ron Short film
Get Hard Jojo
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Member of The Fat Boys
Trolls Cooper Voice role
2017 Killing Hasselhoff Bill

Television

Year Title Credit Role Notes
2011 Portlandia Baseball Player Season 1, Episode 6: "Baseball"
2013 Crash & Bernstein Roland 5 episodes
Dead Kevin Homeless King Season 1, Episode 12: "How Not to Rob a Liquor Store"
New Girl Street Musician Season 2, Episode 21: "First Date"
2013–present @midnight Guest Himself 22 episodes
2014 Mulaney Rodney aka Tall Tucan Season 1, Episode 8: "It's a Wonderful Home Alone"
The Eric Andre Show Writer Season 3, Episode 1: "Seth Rogen; Asa Akira"
Selfie Wayne Season 1, Episode 8: "Traumatic Party Stress Disorder"
The Half Hour Writer Himself Stand-up special
Bob's Burgers Horseplay Season 4, Episode 17: "The Equestranauts"; voice role
Enlisted Private Huggins Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"
2014–15 Kroll Show Writer Ron Funches Actor; 4 episodes
Writer; 11 episodes
2014–16 Undateable Shelly Main cast; 36 episodes
Drunk History Various 3 episodes
2015 Cougar Town Marty Season 6, Episode 3: "To Find a Friend"
BoJack Horseman Levi Voice role; Season 2, Episode 5: "Chickens"
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Fartholomew Fishflinger Voice role; Season 1, Episode 11: "Mouse"
Adventure Time The Fool 2 Episodes
2016 Great Minds with Dan Harmon Idi Amin Season 1, Episode 6: "Idi Amin"
Another Period Hamish's Cellmate 2 Episodes
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser Himself 2 Episodes
The Lion Guard Ajabu Voice role; Season 1, Episode 14: "The Imaginary Okapi"
Harmonquest Captain Ribs Sanchez Season 1, Episode 4: "Across the Dernum Sea"
Cupcake Wars Himself Season 10, Episode 7: "Josie and the Pussycats"
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Sharzod Voice role; 12 Episodes
Take My Wife Ron Episode: "Headliner"
Transparent Fredrick Episode: "Elizah"
2017 Drive Share Nicky Nitro Episode: "The Light Source"
Black-ish Ledarius Episode: "I'm a survivor"
2017 Powerless Ron Main cast
2017 We Bare Bears Wyatt Voice 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