Ron White: (when asked who influenced him to get into the entertainment business) Who influenced me to get into comedy? That's kind of a weird question. I was influenced by a lot of comedians. I am a huge comedy fan and still have comedy CDs that are current and old. So, who influenced me? Pryor, Cosby, Kinison, Steve Martin, Cheech & Chong, Andy Griffith, Bob Newhart, Bill Hicks. I think if you listen to a lot of comedy, they all influence you. I don't emulate anybody, but I'm sure I'm influenced by everybody.