Birth Date: December 18, 1956 / Age: 61
Birth Place: Fritch, Texas, USA
Biography: Ron White (born December 18, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian and satirist from Fritch, Texas. He is also a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which helped elevate White to star status following the original Blue Collar tour and DVD release. Ron is the only member of the Blue Collar crew not to star in the Blue Collar TV series; however, in 2005, WB aired the pilot for The Ron White Show, an ill-fated variety show that confusedly scrambled together a number of celebrity cameos, cartoons, and sketches.
White is known for puffing on a cigar and drinking scotch during his act, though it is suspected that the "scotch" is actually apple juice.
They Call Me Tater Salad
Ron White is often asked why he is referred to as 'Tater Salad.' The story begins in his small hometown of Fritch, Texas, when he was seventeen years old. After being pulled over for driving down the sidewalk, and arrested for driving under the influence ("There seems to be some kind of pattern," he says) White was asked by the arresting officer (whom he had known all his life) if he had any aliases.
"Yes," replied in a joking manner. "They call me 'tater salad.'"
Seventeen years later, White was arrested for public drunkeness after being ejected from a New York City bar. When in lockup, an officer came to him with a copy of his arrest record, and asked "Are you Ron "Tater Salad" White?", to which White responded "You caught me! You caught the tater!" White jokes that he sometimes calls his son Tater-tot.
The name has since stuck.