|Name:||Ronald Samuel Pearson|
|Born:||September 14, 1968|
|Occupation:||actor, comedian, game show host, juggler|
|Known for:||hosting Shopping Spree|
Ronald "Ron" Samuel Pearson (born September 14, 1968 in Bellevue, Washington) is an American television host, best known as the host of Shopping Spree.
He started his career as a stand up comic at night clubs, a warm up guy on numerous shows. He eventually became an actor and received guest spots on sitcoms Mama's Family, They Came from Outer Space and Brother's Keeper as well as small roles in the films Midnight Cabaret and Lena's Holiday. He also hosted the syndicated kids game show Skedaddle for six weeks in 1988, becoming one of the youngest emcees in game show history. Between 1996-1998 he hosted the game show Shopping Spree, created by Jay Wolpert on The Family Channel. During this time, he was also a guest on two episodes of the Comedy Central revival of Make Me Laugh.
In 1998, Pearson received his big break when he was cast in the sitcom, Malcolm and Eddie as bartender Doug Brickous, a role he held until its cancellation in 2000. Since then he has had recurring roles in The Norm Show, Nikki, The Drew Carey Show, Eve, That 70s Show and more recently George Lopez. In between sitcoms, Pearson appeared in the film Little Black Book and made an appearance on Dennis Miller, the GSN original series National Lampoon's Funny Money and several appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. He also hosted Casino, a 2002 GSN pilot that sold six years later as Catch 21, without Ron's participation, but instead with former Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribero.
In September 2008, Pearson was featured in the multi-comedian DVD The Apostles of Comedy, which also features comedian/actor Brad Stine with Chicago natives Jeff Allen and Anthony Griffith. Due to its success, these four comedians have been touring the country as The Apostles of Comedy since 2008 and are scheduled through May 2009.
In 2010, Pearson starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck.