Ronnie Schell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Oct, 2020
Facts of Ronnie Schell
Date of Birth: 1931 , December-23
Age: 89 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Ronnie Schell
Birth Name Ronald Ralph Schell
Nick Name America's Slowest-Rising Young Comedian
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Richmond, California, USA
Profession Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Voice Actor
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Janet Rodeberg (December 6, 1968 - present)
Children 2
Education San Francisco State University
Movies The Strongest Man in the World, Gus, The Shaggy D.A., Love at First Bite, Dutch Treat
TV Show Good Morning World, Gomer Pyle: USMC, That Girl, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Battle of the Planets, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Shirt Tales, Down to Earth, Santa Barbara
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Ronnie Schell is a veteran American actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian. He made his professional debut in 1958 and in the six-plus decades since he has been in nearly 140 movies and TV shows in various capacities.  

What is Ronnie Schell's Age? What is his Height?

Ronnie Schell was born Ronald Ralph Schell on December 23, 1931, to a naval supply center officer father and a waitress mother. At the time of this writing in October 2020, he is 88 years old and is billed as standing at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters). 

Born and raised in Richmond, California, Schell attended San Francisco State University. Initially, Schell trained to become a professional baseball player and served in the US Air Force. During this time, he began performing as a comedian as well as an emcee in variety shows. He was a regular fixture of San Francisco, California's prestigous stand-up comedy nightclub, hungry i.   


Ronnie Schell made his on-screen acting debut in 1958 and worked primarily on television shows. He had guest appearances on shows like Harbor Command, Valentine's Day, The Patty Duke Show, and The Andy Griffith Show.  

Ronnie Schell on Good Morning World SOURCE: Wikipedia

His first starring role on television was Larry Clarke in the CBS sitcom Good Morning World. Following that, he starred as Duke Slater in the CBS situational comedy series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Other notable television roles include guest appearances on Phil of the Future, The Wayans Bros., The Golden Girls, Saved by the Bell, Santa Barbara, The Love Boat, Mork & Mindy, Charlie's Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard, Happy Days, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Black Sheep Squadron, and Jessie.

 Schell made his feature film debut in 1975 in a small role in the sci-fi comedy film The Strongest Man in the World starring Kurt Russell and Joe Flynn. Since then, he has featured in a litany of movies including 1976's Gus, 1979's Love at First Bite, 1980's How to Beat the High Cost of Living, 1981's The Devil and Max Devlin, 1994;s Revenge of the Red Baron, 1997's The Good Bad Guy, and 2002's The Biggest Fan.   

Father of Two Children with Wife Janet Rodeberg

Ronnie Schell has been married for over five decades to his wife Janet Rodeberg. They tied the knot on December 6, 1968, and have been together ever since. 

Ronnie Schell with wife Janet Rodeberg SOURCE: Getty Images

They have two children together: sons Greg Schell and Chris Schell.  

What is the Net Worth of Ronnie Schell?

Ronnie Schell is believed to have a net worth of around $3 million according to some online sources. His wealth is attributed to his eminent career as a screen and voice actor as well as a stand-up comedian. As an actor, he has been featured in over 140 movies and TV shows in various capacities.   


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