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All to know about Ron Funches and his Unlikely Rise to Comedic Genius

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Ron Funches is an American comedian, actor, and writer born on March 12, 1983, in California, USA. He spent his early life in Chicago before moving to Salem, Oregon as a teenager.

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Funches began his comedy career in Portland, Oregon at age 23 before moving to Los Angeles in 2012. He is known for his roles in TV shows and movies such as Trolls, Jexi, 6 Underground, Harley Quinn, and Hoops. He has also voiced several animated characters.

Funches has written for shows like The Eric Andre Show and Kroll Show. He also has his own comedy special called Ron Funches: Awakening. He is an avid video gamer and wrestling fan and even made his in-ring debut at a GCW event in 2021.

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Funches has been married to Christina Dawn since 2020 and has two children. Major influences on his comedy include Lucille Ball, Dave Chappelle, and Mitch Hedberg.

Funches is 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) tall and has an Instagram handle @RonFunches. Initially, he weighed 360 pounds and struggled with various health issues such as sleep apnea, knee pain, and breathing difficulties.

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His motivation for losing weight came from his mother expressing concern for his well-being and realizing he was setting a bad example for his son, who was also overweight.

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He also wanted to improve his career prospects in Hollywood, where he felt typecast as a homeless man or gang member due to his size. Funches started working out with a personal trainer, Jorgen DeMay, who introduced him to cardio, weight training, and boxing.

He also changed his diet, cutting out sugary drinks, candy, burgers, steaks, and fried chicken, and opting for healthier choices like Greek yogurt, oatmeal, turkey sandwiches, chicken stir-fry, and halibut.

Through his weight loss journey, Funches lost 140 pounds in two years, going from 355 pounds to 215 pounds.

Ron Funches When he was Obesed / YouTube.com




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