Ron Velvet

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Ron Velvet
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Background information
Birth nameRon Nery Jr.
Also known asRon Nery Jr.
BornAnaheim, California
Genres
  • Pop
  • Hip-Hop
  • R&B
Occupation(s)
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Keyboard
Instruments
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Dancer
Years active2013-present
Websiteronvelvet.com

Ron Nery Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, actor,[1] producer, writer, and dancer. He performs music under the stage name Ron Velvet.[2] Nery is best known for his role as Brad on the CBS sitcom Me, Myself & I[3]. He starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced his own short film, Mesti-So?! (2018),[4] which won the RED Digital Honorable Mention award at the AT&T SHAPE Create-A-Thon.[5]

Nery performs in a wide range of musical styles, including Pop, R&B, and hip hop. On November 11, 2019 he released his debut album, The Velvet EP.[6]

Early life

Ron Nery Jr. was born in Anaheim, California.[7] He is of Filipino, Spanish and French, ancestry. Nery spent his childhood years singing in school plays and learning to play multiple instruments.[1] While attending the University of California, Riverside he joined "909 Hip-Hop Dance Troupe" where he was able to open for artists Busta Rhymes & E-40.[6]

Career

Upon college graduation, Nery moved to Los Angeles, California and worked at a movie studio in 2013 where he later made the decision to pursue acting professionally.[2] In 2016, Nery made his acting debut on the TLC series Sex Sent Me to the ER. Since then he's appeared on shows such as the CBS comedy sitcom Me, Myself & I[8] and the NBC late-night talk show A Li A Little Late with Lilly Singh.

In 2018, Nery's script for his short film Mesti-So?! was selected as 1 of 64 second-round finalists (of over 500 submissions) for the AT&T SHAPE Create-A-Thon contest.[1] In Mesti-So?! he tackled the controversial issue of typecasting, specifically from the viewpoint of a multi-ethnic Filipino mestizo|mestizo (meaning 'mixed' in Tagalog) actor.[4] The film was entirely shot on an iPhone, and was awarded the RED Digital Cinema Honorable Mention winner.[5] Following the contest, Mesti-So?! became an official selection at the 2019 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.[9]

After constant encouragement from close friends with regard to his voice, Nery met with Universal Music Publishing Group musicians 900Vibes and Stuxx in the summer of 2019. The trio created one song together, then the name "Ron Velvet" was born.[2] On November 11, 2019 Velvet released his 5-track debut album, The Velvet EP.[6]

Velvet cited artists Justin Timberlake & Bruno Mars as musical influences.[6]

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Sex Sent Me to the ER Terry Bishop Episode: "Motivated Patient"
2018 Me, Myself and I Brad Episode: "Field Trip"
2020 A Little Late with Lilly Singh Mr. Florida Episode: "Adam Rippon; Iliza Shlesinger"

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

No. Title Year Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Snowfall" 2019
  • Ron Nery Jr.
  • Andrew John Kim
900Vibes 4:00
2. "Do You Want To?" 2020
  • Ron Nery Jr.
  • Jericho Law
  • Jujuan Gailey
DrTyWrK

Jericho Law

3:25

Notes

  • "Do You Want To?" was mixed by Todd Robinson.

Extended plays

Title Details No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
The Velvet EP
  • Released: November 11, 2019
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
1. "Velvet" Ron Nery Jr. • Richard Isaac Stuckey • Andrew John Kim 900Vibes 3:36
2. "Dance Wit Me"

(featuring 900Vibes)

Nery • Kim 3:38
3. "Sorry" Nery • Kim 3:31
4. "Susie" Nery • Kim 4:12
5. "You're Mine" Nery • Kim 3:33

In the media

        

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nepales, Ruben V. "A Fil-Am actor's life: Ron Nery Jr". entertainment.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stories, Local. "Meet Ron Velvet - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  3. "Ron Nery Jr. - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Porter, Tiffany. "Mesti-So?! Review". Pinoy California. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "AT&T SHAPE Create-a-thon - AT&T SHAPE". shape.att.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Jansen, Roger (2020-02-25). "Ron Velvet – "Do You Want To?"". Jansen's Jamz. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  7. "FilAm filmmakers feature 10 shorts FilAm Creative's annual premiere". Philippine News. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  8. SpoilerTV. "Me Myself and I - Episode 1.07 - Field Trip - Promotional Photos & Press Releas". SpoilerTV. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  9. "HRIFF 2019 Program Guide". hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com. Retrieved 2020-03-11.

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