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Ron James


B: January 31, 1958 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Ron James is, quite simply, one of the funniest people you could ever hope to meet. James starred as Benny “Blackfly” Broughton in the two seasons of the comedy series, Blackfly. Born in Glace Bay, his family later moved to Halifax when James was still very young. He grew up there and attended Acadia University, studying history and political science with the intention of becoming a history teacher. While taking classes in the University, he decided there might be a future for him beyond the classroom.

Learn more about Ron James.
Official website.

Also see: Between the Covers: Books from Canadian actors for Christmas 2023.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Boogeyman (1980)
Strange Brew (1983)
Special People (TV-1984)
The Undergrads (TV-1984)
Head Office (1985)
Goofballs (1987)
Something about Love (1988)
The Dream Team (1989)

Ernest Rides Again (1993)
Up & Down in Shaky Town: The Story of One Man’s Journey Through the California Dream (TV-1994)
Tommy Boy (1995)
Dog Park (1998)
A Song from the Heart (TV-1999)
Ron James: The Road Between My Ears (TV-2003)
Ron James: Back Home (TV-2007)

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (TV-2012)
Fight (2014)

TV Series – Cast:
Ewoks (voice, 1986-)
My Talk Show (1990)
Made in Canada (1999)
Blackfly (2000-2002)
The Ron James Show (2009-2013)

Strange Brew, movie poster
This poster for Strange Brew was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.