Ron Shelton

United States

Ron Shelton Bio

Who is Ron Shelton

Writer and film director, Ron Shelton is a minor league baseball infielder. He has also directed many films based on sports. His film Bull Durham, based on baseball and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was the student of Santa Barbara High School and later attended the University of Arizona and the Westmont College. He was minor league baseball infielder in the Baltimore Orioles, from 1967 to 1971.

Interesting Facts

As a writer & director, his films include Bull Durham, Blaze, White Men Can't Jump, Tin Cup, Hollywood Homicide, Hound Dogs, and Just Getting Started. Moreover, he also wrote sports-themed films including The Best Times, Blue Chips and The Great White Hype.

Personal Life

Married to Canadian actress Lolita Davidovich in 1997, he has two daughters. Since getting married, the blessed couple is happy in their marital life. Ron Shelton has two daughters with his first wife Lois Shelton.Currently, the couple resides in Los Angeles and Ojai, California.


He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay. Moreover, he was inducted into the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame, on July 1, 2017.


He is not part of any significant controversies or rumors as of now.