Ron Sweed TV Actor

Ron Sweed, (born 1950, Cleveland, Ohio), is an American entertainer best known for his late-night television horror host character The Ghoul. In 1963, 13-year-old Sweed wore a gorilla suit to a live appearance by Ghoulardi, a popular Cleveland television personality played by Ernie Anderson on WJW-TV. Ghoulardi took note of the costume and brought Sweed on stage, and over the next few weeks, Sweed became Anderson's production assistant. After Anderson left Cleveland for Los Angeles in 1966, Sweed left for Bowling Green State University, but continued to help with the production of the Hoolihan and Big Chuck show, Ghoulardi's replacement. In 1970, Anderson returned to Cleveland to film a television special, and Sweed approached him with a proposal to revive the Ghoulardi character. Anderson was not interested, but gave Sweed his blessing to revive the character on his own. With Anderson's permission, and a name change to protect himself from the legal wrath of WJW, Sweed took "The Ghoul" to Kaiser Broadcasting station WKBF-TV in 1971. Though it started as a tribute to Ghoulardi, Sweed soon developed his own eye-catching gags and energetic style.

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Date of birth
United States of America
Places lived
Cleveland , Ohio
pop. 390,113 (2013)


1. Bowling Green State University Colleges/University

Bowling Green State University, often referred to as Bowling Green or BGSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The 1,338-acre (541.5 ha) main academic and residential campus is located 22 miles (35 km) south of Toledo, Ohio. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 as a normal school, specializing in teacher training and education, as part of the Lowry Normal School Bill that authorized two new normal schools in the state of Ohio. Over the university's history, it developed from a small rural normal school into a comprehensive public university.

2012. 166 mil. $
2010. 153 mil. $
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220 McFall Center, 43403 - Bowling Green, Ohio
2013. 16,925
2010. 14,807
2009. 14,565
2013. 2,483
2010. 2,899
Acceptance rate
2013. 73.5 %
2010. 76.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 10.6 K $
2011. 10.2 K $
2010. 9.7 K $
2009. 9.06 K
2008. 9.06 K $
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