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Ron Burgundy
Ron burgundy


Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy


Main anchorman

Portrayed by

Will Ferrell


Claude Burgundy (father)

Brender Burgundy (mother)

Hargood Burgundy (eldest brother)

Derrick Burgundy (second-eldest brother)

Horner Burgundy (older brother)

Lonny Burgundy (older brother)

Bartholemew Burgundy (older brother)

Jessup Burgundy (older brother)

Winston Burgundy (older brother)

Veronica Corningstone (wife)

Walter Burgundy (son)

Maria (ex-wife)

Baxter (Dog/Friend)

Date of Birth

02/28/1938, Newport, Arizona


Arizona Junior College

University of San Diego (studied Communications Studies, but never graduated)


USD Rowing Team (coxswain)



Weapons Used in News Team Fights

Wooden Bed Post, Katana (Samurai Sword)


Papa Burgundy, Mr. Burgundy

Ron Burgundy is the main protagonist of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman 2. He is also the titular deuteragonist of Wake Up Ron Burgundy. He is portrayed by Will Ferrell. He is calm, selfless, sweet, gentle, serious, ignorant, curious, adventurous, loyal, smart, obnoxious, sometimes impatient, and nice.

He was born on February 28, 1938.


Ron Burgundy is 37 years old in the first film and 42 in the second film. He has brown hair, a mustache, and blue eyes.


Ron Burgundy has old-fashioned views on women, a cocky sense of humor and very determined personality. He is comical to the point of making the news program an entertainment industry and not taking his job very seriously. Despite his good sense of friendship, his success sometimes gets the better of him and becomes arrogant as a result. His arrogance is such that he believes that he is entitled to make decisions for others, like in The Legend Continues.

When he becomes blind, he becomes very pessimistic and he is convinced he cannot develop his other senses. He howls every morning because of his blindness and his lifestyle becomes terrible because of how he handles his lighthouse, like using fire in a dish washer and using the oven to put flowers inside.

At the end, his loneliness pushes him to stop blaming others for his mistakes and he apologizes to his friends for his mistreatment towards them.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy[]

Ron is the sarcastic lead Anchorman for Channel 4, a local San Diego news station alongside Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champion "Champ" Kind. They enjoy success as the number one news station in San Diego and routinely attend parties to celebrate this accomplishment. During one party, Ron meets Veronica Corningstone and attempts to seduce her but ultimately fails after he stumbles through talking about his leatherbound books and how his apartment smells of rich Mahogany.

The next day, news station director Ed Harken announces Veronica Corningstone as the newest member of the team much to the chagrin of the men. Ron attempts to berate Veronica but instead compliments her unintentionally, after the rest of the team try their luck to date Veronica, Ron is successful in asking her out as colleagues to show her the city.

Can speak to his dog Baxter.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues[]

After Ron and Veronica get married, they have a son; Walter Burgundy. He was later fired by Mack Tannen and estranged himself from Walter and Veronica and only taking Baxter with back to San Diego. He would be fired from Sea World and tried to commit suicide but fails to.

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Ron as seen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.


Ron Burgundy first attended Harvard Junior College in Waco, Texas, earning his Associate's Degree. After failing to get into San Diego State University and the University of Southern California, he attended the University of San Diego (USD). As a Torero, Ron Burgundy competed with the USD Rowing Team (where he served as coxswain). He studied Communications Studies. However, he left without finishing his Bachelor's in order to take his first job in broadcast journalism with Channel 4, where he would eventually anchor. Ron Burgundy is cocking ,# domineering, and proud to a fault. He is very old-fashioned in his views about women, as he is bothered when his female coworker Veronica Corningstone is first hired. He isn't very smart, but he is well-loved by the city of San Diego, where he lives and works. He often believes he is right and is unwilling to say he's sorry or admit when he's wrong. His closest friend is his dog, Baxter.

Ron is a keen flute player, specifically jazz flute where he performs an off the cuff routine to Veronica. He is incredibly proud of his apartment, claiming it has many leatherbound books and smells of rich mahogany.

When it comes to his relationship with Walter, Ron has been known to teach his son valuable 'life lessons' that Veronica has scolded him for. In Ron's opinion, it would be much better for the young boy to become accustomed to world at a young age. While Ron seems to let Walter down several different times throughout the second movie, it is shown that he does actually care quite a lot for the boy. This is shown when Ron and the team dart away to watch Walter preform a piece that he wrote especially for his father.


Memorable Ron Burgundy Quotes[]

  • "I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."
  • "Cannonball!"
  • "Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diago. Which, of course, in German means, "A Whale's vagina."
  • "You Stay Classy San Diego"/"Go fuck yourself, San Diego!"
  • "I'm Ron Burgundy?"
  • "I wanna say something. I'm gonna put this out there if you like it, you can take it. If you don't, send it right back.... I want to be ON you."
  • "You are a smelly pirate hooker!"
  • "Why don't you go back to your home on whore island!?"
  • "By the beard of Zeus!"
  • "The only way to bag a classy lady like Veronica is to give her two tickets to the gun show, and see if she likes the goods."
  • "Well hello. You just pointed to your boobies."
  • "Am I right? Say what?"
  • "Boy, that escalated quickly."
  • "Who the hell is Julius Caesar? You know I don't follow the NBA!"
  • "I love scotch. Scotchy, scotchy, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly. Mmhmmhmm."
  • "I'm in a glass case of emotion!"
  • "Don't you know I would never say the word fuck? I would fucking ever fucking never fucking say that, ever! Don't you know I would never say fuck? FUCK!" (Unrated Edit)
  • "Hey! Fat face! You! You stay classy."
  • "By the hymen of Olivia Newton John!"
  • "Quit yanking our crotch hoses!"
  • "Is that your foot between my legs? It was my hand."
  • "Which one of you convicts with the longest record shall pass me the mashed potatoes?"
  • "You know I don't speak Spanish. English, please."
  • "You pooped in the refrigerator? And ate a whole cheese wheel? How did you do that? I'm not even mad. That's amazing."
  • " News Team Assemble!"
  • "Guess what, Trevor? Every morning I get here half an hour earlier and I sexually assault a starfish!"