Ron has also compered many of Ochita’s flamenco shows combined with his, always successful ventriloquist & comedy routines.
Ron with Charlie, one of his favorite Ventriloquist dolls
Also in his earlier TV days, Ron appeared in Australian television police drama series such as the Crawford Production‘s ‘Division 4’, ‘Hunter’ and ‘Homicide’. Ron worked alongside people like Leonard Teale, Terry McDermott, George Mallaby, Norman Yemm, Gerard Kennedy and Ted Hamilton, etc.
Division 4, a drama/homicide TV series
Ron appeared in some Australian productions such as, “For the Term of His Natural Life,” as the ship’s surgeon and the ship’s master in “Sara Dane”.
Ron in the movie, Sara Dane
Ron also hosted his own TV Show, “Here’s Parry” on Channel 7 in Adelaide which aired for 2.5 years. There were no scriptwriters or ideas man. Ron created his own sketches, interviews, stories, etc -who does that now? This tall, blonde, Englishman usually had a little Chihuahua tucked somewhere, hidden away under his clothing. He called the Chihuahua his ‘Signature’ but his real name was ‘Ziggy.’
A most versatile entertainer, an excellent dancer with a fund of wit, and a fast style of humour that quickly establishes him no matter where he may be appearing. [Review]
Don Lane, known as, the ‘Lanky Yank‘ and Ron, used to race each other through the Channel 7 Studios. It was all part of Don Lane’s first promo introduction to the Australian Public. They were good friends.
Ron in one of his classic vent acts with his imaginary parrot
There are many other celebrities Ron has worked with and he made many friends a long the way as well. Ron has worked with countless people over his life including: Buster Fiddess, Frankie Howard, Billy Baxter, Jimmy Edwards, Bert Newton, Bobby Limb, Dawn Lake, Rex Harrison, Graeme Kennedy, Billy Dainty, Des O’Connor, Charlie Drake, Pat Boone, David Whitfield, Bruce Forsyth, Max Bygraves, Norman Wisdom, David Whitfield, Barry Crocker, Sammy Davis Junior, Lonnie Donegan, Bobby Donovan, Charlie Drake, Ted Durante, Terry Bartlett, Harry Secombe, Ronnie Corbett, Russ Conway, Joan Regan, Arthur Askey, Kenneth More, David Nixon, Max Russell, Frankie Vaughan, Pat Boone, Morecambe and Wise, Eartha Kitt, Matt Monro, Max Bygraves, Pat O’Brien, Freddie Frinton, Winifred Atwell … and many more, really too many to mention here.
Ron’s drama classes fulfilled his later years
In the later years Ron concentrated on passing on his talents by teaching Drama and Comedy to budding artists through his Drama School, ‘The Stage Door Centre’ whilst working on his autobiography. This still did not stop him from taking up offers to perform in shows across Adelaide, Australia and performing in his wife’s shows too.
Ron in later years when he taught drama classes