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Ron Popeil (1935–2021)

Ron Popeil is a famed American inventor, pitchman, television star, and the creator of the television "infomercial". Born Ronald Martin Popeil in New York City on May 3, 1935, Ron had the quintessential rags to riches tale. His parents Samuel J. (Sam Popeil, a kitchen gadget inventor) and Julia (Schwartz) Popeil, divorced, and placed both Ron and ... See full bio »

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 1999 Futurama (TV Series)
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- A Big Piece of Garbage (1999) ... Ron Popeil's head (voice)
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series)
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- Promises, Promises (1997) ... Ron Popeil
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 2009 CNBC Documentaries (TV Series documentary)
Self - Infomercial Pitchman
- As Seen on TV (2009) ... Self - Infomercial Pitchman
 2001 Iron Chef USA: Showdown in Las Vegas (TV Special)
Self - Judge
 1999 The Martin Short Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.21 (1999) ... Self
 1994-1995 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Andrea Martin/Hugh Downs/Ron Popeil (1995) ... Self - Guest
- Dr. Dre & Ed Lover/Ron Popeil/Andy Kindler (1994) ... Self - Guest
 1987 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Ron Popeil ... Self
 1982 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
- Episode #1.78 (1982) ... Self
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 2021 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
- 08-01-2021 (2021) ... Self
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Self - Infomercial Pitchman
- 25 to Life (2010) ... Self - Infomercial Pitchman (uncredited)
 2010 World's Dumbest (TV Series)
- Inventions 2 (2010) ... Self
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
- Beyond the Sea (1994) ... Self (uncredited)

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TV commercial for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. (archive footage)

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Ashley Tisdale (cousin)

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Second cousin, once removed, of Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale. His paternal great-grandparents, Kidder Morris and Bryna Man, were also the Tisdales' maternal great-great-grandparents. See more »


His catchphrases: "Set it and forget it", "But wait, there's more!"

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