My name is Ron Berglas and this is Insight. Over the coming months our job will be to inform, entertain, and provoke discussion over a wide range of topics and ideas. Any information discussed on the show will be posted on this website after the show has concluded. Stay tuned!
Ron Berglas was born in New York City and raised in Great Neck, Long Island. He has a BSc. Honors Degree in Theatre and an MA Honors in Education and Instructional Technology. He also worked as the Assistant Manager of Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, NY, Shady Grove Music Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland and acted with the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. In 1975, Ron moved to London and where he graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama, then worked in London, Europe, and the United States 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.
His film credits include the original HIGHLANDER, DREAMCHILD, ISHTAR with Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman, DEATH TRAIN opposite Pierce Brosnan, RED EAGLE, CRIMETIME, 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.
Ron is currently an English teacher at a continuation high school, an adjunct professor at a community college, and the host of KVCR TV’S IINSIGHT with Ron Berglas.
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 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, A WOMAN CALLED GOLDA opposite Ingrid Bergman, BOON, FEDERICK FORSYTH PRESENTS, BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKYAVIK, SHE-WOLF OF LONDON, CAT'S EYES, OPPENHEIMER with Sam Waterston, THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES, RUNAWAY BAY, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, MIKE AND ANGELO, FINAL EXIT, KAVANAGH QC. opposite John Thaw, THE PROFESSIONALS, MURDER MOST HORRID, MESSIAH, HEARTBEAT, JONATHAN CREEK, POIROT opposite David Suchet and LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. He has appeared in over 20 commercials and worked extensively for BBC Radio.