Name: Ronald Boyd DeVoe, Jr.
Born: Boston, MA
Birthday: November 17, 1967
Parents: Florence E. DeVoe and Ronald B. DeVoe, Sr.
Grandma: Maradel Lema Payne (NaNa)
Siblings: Robert and Roland DeVoe (Throwdown Twins), and step
sisters Tonya and Regina Moss
Growing up Ronnie enjoyed playing basketball, listening to
music and video games. And he also enjoyed the music of Luther
Vandross. And could cook a mean dish of spaghetti. Ron also
likes eating oysters.
Ron was in a local group called the Dramatics when he was
recruited into New Edition giving them five members. Ron was
a quiet, reserved guy who enjoyed the feeling of being in a group.
Ron's cousin Travis Gresham, did the original choreography for
NE, and Ron also went on to do choreography for NE. His uncle
Brooke Payne played an important part in his music career.
Rapidly becoming one of New Edition's chief attractions, Ron's
confidence grew and he was more outgoing. Ron was featured in
an early issue of Right On! Magazine dedicated to sex symbols,
the story's title was "What's Ronnie DeVoe's Romantic Secret?"
Now Ron is working on a solo debut, entitled 'For You.' He
is currently working on his second website, www.rondevoe.com and
you can write Ron at his Private Line:
c/o of R. D.'s Private Line
19528 Ventura Blvd
P.O. Box 530
Tarzana, CA 91356