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Ron Lester (I) (1970–2016)


Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health was in serious danger. With the support of his ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 45) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Known For

Varsity Blues
Varsity Blues Billy Bob
(1999)
Not Another Teen Movie
(2001)
Popular
Popular Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
(1999-2001)
Good Burger
Good Burger Spatch
(1997)

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 2015 Racing Legacy
Roger Hardwick
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Officer Murphy
- Dancing with the Fishes (2005) ... Officer Murphy
 2005 The Karate Dog (TV Movie)
Edward Cage
 2002 The Greenskeeper
Styles
 2001 Drum Solo (Short)
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie
Reggie Ray
 2001 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Wally
- Humble Pie (2001) ... Wally
- Really Big Season Opener (2001) ... Wally (uncredited)
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Seidleman
- Looks and Books (2000) ... Seidleman
- Pilot (1999) ... Seidleman
 1999 Cousin Skeeter (TV Series)
Kung Fu Dermatologist
- The Volcano (1999) ... Kung Fu Dermatologist
 1999 Dill Scallion
Earl Langston
 1997 Good Burger
Spatch
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Am I alive? Yes. Am I happy? No. Did I throw away my career to be skinny? Yes. I wouldn't do [the surgery] again. I would much rather have died happy, rich, and kept my status and gone out on top.

Trivia:

Underwent gastric bypass and had 17 major cosmetic surgeries after the gastric operation in late 2000. All Plastic Surgeries done by Dr. Keith Jeffords in Atlanta, Georgia. By late 2001, successfully lost over 250 pounds. He made an appearance on The Montel Williams Show (1991) weighing around 173 pounds. See more »

Nickname:

Ronnie See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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