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Ron Baratono (Author)

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Ron Baratono
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🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materNorthwood University, Midland, Michigan
💼 Occupation
Author, Actor
📆 Years active  1984–Present

Ronald David Baratono (born April 22, 1959) is an American Actor and Writer[1][2][3] from Melvindale, Michigan. Baratono has held roles in 10 major productions and is the author of 2 books with over 70 poems published.[4] His writing work has been spread across the internet and social media and is greatly appreciated by college students, high-end stockbroker managers, and other authors as well.[5][6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Baratono was raised during the '60s in Lincoln Park, Michigan with his 3 siblings.

He was a student of Herbert Hoover Elementary and Huff Junior High School. Baratono enjoyed sports his entire childhood from age 5. Baratono earned numerous varsity letters through his high school sports career.

His family relocated to Melvindale, Michigan in 1975, where he graduated from Melvindale High School in 1977.

Baratono attended Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, for an associate degree in Applied Science in 1993. He then graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration, majoring in Management in 1995. Baratono has a passion for writing, publishing his first non-fiction writing piece, "Family Reflections" in 1995, which was showcased in The News-Herald (Southgate, Michigan). With over 100 published quotes,[8][9] his writing work has been referenced by college students, regarding such studies, as Improving Self-Esteem with Motivational Quotes,[10] with one study in 2018-2019 winning the Jerome S. Bruner Award at Duke University.[11][12]

Professional career[edit]

Baratono started a job two weeks after graduating from high school at Ford Motor Company as a Press Operator at the Dearborn Stamping Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. His employment with the automobile manufacturer began in 1977 at the Dearborn plant and lasted for eight years. Eventually transferred to Ford's Livonia Transmission Plant, the largest manufacturing facility in North America,[13] where he spent ten years in various classifications of transmission product development, before finishing out his last twelve years as a Manufacturing Technician.

Baratono is also an inventor.[14][15][16][17] From 2000 through 2005, Baratono was awarded four United States, telematics and vehicle communication patents.[18][19] Baratono was also featured in the New York Times newspaper in 2004 for one of the patent grants he was awarded.[20] After reaching thirty years of full retirement seniority at Ford Motor Company, Baratono accepted his retirement package in 2007 at age 48.

Baratono began his career in the entertainment industry in 1984, directing The Blarney Stone Show on Wayne Cable Network (now W.O.W. Cable). Through 1985 - 90s, he performed Community and Dinner Theater and later went on to appear in the John Mayer music video "Clarity" in 2004.[21]

In 2010, Baratono was cast in the primary role as Hugo in the Laguna Films[22] independent production of "Search for Love Lost," directed by Joey Harlow, released on DVD in 2011. Following this role, Baratono was cast along with George Clooney in Ides of March as a dining guest. Baratono played a sports reporter in Mitch Albom's "Have a Little Faith" in 2011.[23] Baratono was cast as the boxing trainer on ABC's Detroit 187, airing from 2011–2012. Baratono is also known for featured roles from 2011 as a father in Ron Oliver's "Smooch," and as an NFSB agent in "The Last Man Standing," as well as a Qualding Farmer in the 2013 Disney production "Oz the Great and Powerful."[24][25] He also appears in the Mariah Carey music video, "Almost Home".


He has also attended the following conventions for charity:[26][27][28]

- 2013 Monroe, Mi Comic Con benefit for Monroe Humane Society

- 2014 Monroe, Mi Comic Con benefit for Children with disabilities[29]

- 2015 Redford Comic Con benefit for Methodist Church Boys youth home[30]

Personal life[edit]

Ron married Pam (Johnson) Baratono in 1985, and the two settled in Allen Park, Michigan to start a family. They have two sons. Scott Baratono (1989), a musician of four instruments,[31] and Davenport University in-fielder, Tyler Baratono (1992).[32]


Along with his "Family Reflections" publication in 1995, and numerous inspirational quotes,  some of his poems include "The Frozen Path", "Broken Pieces", "Stronger Love", "The Garden Chair”, “My Life”, “Forgotten Words", "Dark Clouds", and "Did You Love Me".[33][34]

He is the author of the following books:

  • The Writings of Ron Baratono (2015)[35]
  • Our Reflections (2018)[36]


  • The Blarney Stone Show, Director 1984
  • John Mayer "Clarity" music video, pier extra 2004
  • Search for Love Lost, Hugo 2011
  • Smooch, Father 2011
  • Have a Little Faith, Sports Reporter 2011
  • Ides of March, Dining Guest 2011
  • Last Man Standing, NFSB Agent 2011
  • Detroit 187, Boxing Trainer 2011
  • Oz The Great and Powerful, Qualding Farmer 2013
  • Mariah Carey "Almost Home" music video, extra 2013
  • Past Due, Doc (pre-production)
  • Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Citizen 2016


  1. "Who is Ron Baratono - Answers". Answers.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  2. Pyramid (2019-04-04). Everyday Calm: 365 ways to a better you. Octopus Books. ISBN 978-0-7537-3385-1. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Sayings, Famous Quotes &. "Top 82 I Choose Peace Quotes: Famous Quotes & Sayings About I Choose Peace". quotestats.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  4. "Celebrity Websites profile of Ron Baratono". www.celebrity-websites.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  5. "Ron Baratono". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  6. Baratono, Ron. "Ron Baratono on about.me". about.me. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  7. Wiles, Chenelle. E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-0-359-20711-4. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. "Top Ron Baratono quotes are live on - Sentence Club >>". Sentence Club - Sentences | Quotes | Sucess Stories | Bleesing. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  9. Sayings, Great. "Caus Quotes: top 10 famous sayings about Caus". www.greatsayings.net. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  10. Quotes, Wise Famous. "A Heavy Heart Quotes: top 71 famous quotes about A Heavy Heart". www.wisefamousquotes.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  11. Bedrov, Alisa; Bulaj, Grzegorz (2018). "Improving Self-Esteem With Motivational Quotes: Opportunities for Digital Health Technologies for People With Chronic Disorders". Frontiers in Psychology. 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02126. ISSN 1664-1078.
  12. Jensen, Bret (2019-01-27). "Can Gene Editing Concerns Bounce Back?". Seeking Alpha. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  13. "Preserved Tanks .Com | Locations". www.preservedtanks.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  14. [1], "Combined rear view mirror and telephone", issued 2000-03-22 
  15. [2], "Combined rear view mirror and telephone", issued 2000-12-12 
  16. [3], "Combined rear view mirror and telephone", issued 2001-12-11 
  17. [4], "Combined rear view mirror and telephone", issued 2001-12-11 
  18. "Patents.com domain is for sale | Buy with Epik.com". patents.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  19. "Patent Genius". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. Chartrand, Sabra (2003-11-03). "Patents; A cellphone would allow text messages to be sent in handwritten form". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  21. "Santa Monica Pier Day Trip Coney Island of the West". Daytrippen.com. 2019-02-22. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  22. "Joey Harlow". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  23. "Have a little faith". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  24. "Tout". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  25. Twitter: @AndreaBlum1, Andrea Blumablum@heritage com;. "Off to see the wizard: Cousins play parts in 'Oz the Great and Powerful'". News-Herald. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  26. Blum, Andrea. "Local actors continue to make mark in state's film industry". News-Herald. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  27. Twitter: @AndreaBlum1, Andrea Blumablum@heritage com;. "Melvindale author publishes book, Southgate girl to compete in state pageant". News-Herald. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  28. "Convention, The News Herald". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  29. News-HeraldTwitter: @NHDaveH, Dave HerndonThe. "Superheroes gather for photo shoot in Huroc Park". News-Herald. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  30. "The Beauty and a Geek". Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  31. "ScottDavid". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  32. "Tyler Baratono - Baseball". Davenport University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  33. "Ron Baratono". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  34. www.amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Ron-Baratono/e/B00X28YOC2?tag=everybodywikien-20. Retrieved 2020-01-21. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  35. "The Writings of Ron Baratono by Ron Baratono | 9781508634331 | Get Textbooks | New Textbooks | Used Textbooks | College Textbooks - GetTextbooks.com". www.gettextbooks.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  36. "Our Reflections by Ron D. Baratono | 9780692147948 | Get Textbooks | New Textbooks | Used Textbooks | College Textbooks - GetTextbooks.com". www.gettextbooks.com. Retrieved 2020-01-21.

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