Trivia / Ron White

  • Fan Nickname: "Tater Salad." Then again, this apparently was his real nickname in the service. He calls his son "Tater Tot" and "Poot."
  • As hilarious as the yarn is he tells onstage, White eventually revealed that the real story behind his weird nickname was rather different. It was given to him by his colleagues in the Navy during a family day picnic when he yelled for the next guy to relieve him from guard duty so he could join his relatives "before someone eats all the 'tater salad!" His buddies found this funny enough to continue calling him "Tater Salad" for the rest of his service.