Ron Berglas was born in New York City. He has a BSc. Honors Degree in Theatre and an MA Honors in Education and Instructional Technology.
He worked as the Assistant Manager of Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, NY, Shady Grove Music Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland and acted with and was the House Manager for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. In 1975, Ron moved to London where he graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama, then worked in London, Europe, and the USA as a professional actor until June 2000 when he moved to New York and learned how to drive 18-wheelers. In September 2002, Ron and his family moved to Southern California.
Ron has starred in London’s West End as Aaron Levinsky in NUTS, Adolph Zukor in THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, and Uncle Louie in LOST IN YONKERS, opposite Rosemary Harris.
Other theatre credits include Oswald in GHOSTS, Clive in ROOKERY NOOK, Clark Davis (Short Eyes) in the original London production of SHORT EYES, Gayev in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Paul in BEGINNINGS directed by Susannah York and the world premiere of DARK AT THE CENTER at TheatreFest in Montclair, New Jersey.
THE DOUBLE-BASS, his one-man show written by Patrick Süskind, has had two sell-out London runs, numerous one-night performances all over England, one performance at the Promenade Theatre in New York City, as well as runs in Chichester, Belfast, Theatre Clwyd in Wales, and the Official Edinburgh Festival where it won the Critics Award for Best Play. The most recent performances of THE DOUBLE-BASS were at the 25th Glastonbury Festival, the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Festival, the Tricycle Theatre, London, the New Vic, Bristol, as a guest of various embassies in Riyadh and Dharan, Saudi Arabia, and at the Court Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Ron’s many television appearances include Patton in THE LAST DAYS OF PATTON playing the young George C. Scott, Elkin in THE GLORY BOYS opposite Rod Steiger and Anthony Perkins, Solly Granger in PULASKI, the Reverend Joshua de Angelis in PERFECT SCOUNDRELS, RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY opposite Leo McKern, FEDERICK FORSYTH PRESENTS, BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKYAVIK, SHE-WOLF OF LONDON, CAT'S EYES, OPPENHEIMER with Sam Waterston, A WOMAN CALLED GOLDA opposite Ingrid Bergman, BOON, YOUNG INDY, RUNAWAY BAY, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, MIKE AND ANGELO, FINAL EXIT, HEARTBEAT, JONATHAN CREEK, KAVANAGH QC. opposite John Thaw, THE PROFESSIONALS, MURDER MOST HORRID, MESSIAH for the BBC and Paramount Pictures, POIROT opposite David Suchet and LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. He has appeared in 20 commercials and worked extensively for BBC Radio.
His film credits include the original HIGHLANDER, DREAMCHILD, ISHTAR with Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman, DEATH TRAIN opposite Pierce Brosnan, RED EAGLE, CRIMETIME with Karen Black, and EYE OF THE STORM with Rob Lowe.
During Ron’s time in London he was on the board of the International Committee for Artists Freedom and the International Performers Aid Trust, a charity run by British Actor’s Equity dedicated to helping performers all over the world victimised by political oppression and warfare. He was also a driver on two separate aid convoys into Bosnia during the war. On the second convoy he was asked to smuggle money to the actors in Sarajevo which he did by putting the cash in a pouch strapped to his leg and driving over Mount Igman in a six-truck convoy, then delivering the money to the Dean of the Academy of Drama in Sarajevo. The article he wrote about his experiences was published in the Guardian Newspaper in London and the International Herald Tribune.
Ron has worked extensively for KVCR TV in San Bernardino, California. He was the host of A CONVERSATION WITH, moving on from there to produce, host, write and direct his own TV show: INSIGHT with Ron Berglas. He has also conducted numerous interviews for KVCR radio.
Ron began his teaching career as a substitute teacher at all grade levels in San Bernardino, California in 2002. In 2004, Ron graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education and Instructional Technology from American InterContinental University, in Illinois. In 2005, he was employed by the Fontana Unified School District where he has spent the last 15 years, most recently teaching senior English at Citrus Continuation High School. In 2006, Ron was employed by San Bernardino Valley College to teach Introduction to Theater and where he directed URINETOWN and A FLEA IN HER EAR. In 2020, he moved his entire class online, constructing a five-week summer school Introduction to Theater Course using the Canvas LMS, as well as a five month Introduction to Theater Course, both of which he has taught since the outbreak of the pandemic. During this time he also graduated from the Canvas Level One Distance Education Course, making him officially qualified to teach using the Canvas LMS. He is also skilled in the use of Microsoft Teams for teaching online. The comments about him on RateMyProfessor.com are outstanding. Valley College recently asked him to teach Acting Fundamentals online for the Spring 2021 term.