Ron Pederson (born January 8, 1978) is an award winning Canadian actor, Improviser, and producer, as well as a director. Ron was born in Edmonton Alberta Canada in 1978 and joined the vibrant Edmonton theatre scene at the age of eight. Ron studied acting at the Citadel Theatre School from 1987 until 1991 at which time he was discovered by renowned playwright Stewart Lemoine which forged a famous artistic relationship. Throughout the nineties Ron worked with every major theatre company in Edmonton and extensively on the new works of Stewart Lemoine. He may best known for being a starring cast member for 3 Seasons of MADtv for which he was nominated for a 2005 Canadian Comedy Award Nomination for Best TV Performance He has worked across the country with most of Canada's major theaters including The Stratford Festival, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Citadel Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Arts Club, The Vancouver Playhouse, The Young Centre, The Canadian Stage Company, The Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille and The SummerWorks Festival. Ron is a former Co-Artistic director and founder of Toronto's Award winning; The National Theatre of the World, an Artistic associate of Edmonton's Teatro La Quindicina and a founding artistic producer of Toronto's newest theatre company The Theatre Department. Ron is a 2011 Canadian Comedy award winner for Best Improviser, and a recipient of the RBC Arts Professional award for his work with the NTOW. He is a Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award Winner and a nominee for both Vancouver's Jessie Richardson Award and Halifax's Merritt Award for acting. He is the recipient of the SummerWorks Festival Spotlight Performance Award for his performance in Extinction Song in 2012 His television credits include MadTV (FOX, 3 Seasons Canadian Comedy Award Nomination Best TV Performance), INsecurity (CBC) The Late Late Show (CBS), Sidekick (YTV), Degrassi (CTV). As an acclaimed improviser he has appeared with theaters and festivals in Chicago, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, Regina, Vancouver, Charleston SC, NYC, Los Angeles, Berlin, Norway, and Amsterdam.