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Ron Michaelson – Part-Time Instructor

A professional actor for over 30 years Ron Michaelson has been seen in hundreds of commercials. His characters have ranged from playing his own “Mom” to being a Pickle for a video game. Ron’s most notable role, however, is that of the frustrated banker in all those commercials. Ron has appeared in television series work such as HBO’s Entourage, The Middle, Arrested Development, Terriers, Hallmark Channel’s You’ve Got A Friend and Mystery Woman, Joan of Arcadia, Golden Girls, and numerous pilots. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in theatre, Ron came out to Los Angeles where he quickly was cast in the lead of a west coast touring production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. After that he was accepted into the resident acting company of the Tony award-winning South Coast Repertory Theatre where he worked in numerous productions over a 20-year span. His most notable role was that of the “Ghost of Christmas Present” in A Christmas Carol, a role he originated and played for 13 years. Ron has taught On-Camera classes at Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College and is currently teaching Acting for the Camera and Improvisation at Fullerton College since 2001. Ron is also the founder and director of “Orange County Commercial Acting Workshop” which he closed at the end of 2014 after 25 years. Also, Ron is casting television commercials for The General Insurance Company.