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Ronald Pederson (born January 8, 1977) is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for his starring role on the comedy sketch show MADtv, which he was a part from 2002 until 2005. He was let go, much to the anger of several fans. After he left the show, he went on to work on multiple theatre projects. He has often been seen on Canadian television, and he has performed in his hometown of Edmonton in a live improvised soap-opera called Die Nasty. Ron has also been doing comedy sketches for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Pederson joined the cast of MADtv in season 8 (2002-03). At the beginning, he imitated celebrities such as Art Carney, Dick Clark, Mark Steines, and Woody Allen. Then at season 9, he created memorable characters such as ambiguously gay Abercrombie & Fitch model Carpenter, irritable 7 A.M. Condo Report host Clifford Bussley, Grandpa Finkel ("Feuding Parents"), and Aussie salesman Roland Backinson. He also became renowned for his offbeat impersonation of Clay Aiken, which feuled rumors if the American Idol runner-up was gay or not. He also repeated his impersonation of Woody Allen, as well as recurring impressions of Dave Foley in "Celebrity Quarters" sketches and Senator John Edwards during Season 10, which would be his last season.


Carpenter (Abercrombie & Fitch)
Clifford Bussley (7 A.M. Condo Report)
Grandpa Finkel ("Feuding Parents")
Roland Backison ("Verb Alert")

Adam Levine
Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!)
Art Carney
Clay Aiken
Dave Foley
David Hyde Pierce
Dick Clark
Dominic Monaghan
Elijah Wood
Jimmy Fallon
John Edwards
John Gotti
Jon Cryer
Mark Steines
Paul De Lisle (Smash Mouth)
Prince Harry
Saddam Hussein
Ted Allen
Woody Allen
by mcr_rox July 27, 2006
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