Born in San Antonio, Ronald Courvier attended North East Schools and was Senior Class President at ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL. He went on to study film and communications at ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY. In 1981, the United States Jaycees named Courvier as one the "Outstanding Young Men in America".
After college, he returned to San Antonio, where he served as an Associate Producer and Co-Host of "Gobs of Fun" , a KENS TV 5 Production, starring as "Ronnie the Mailman". He then became Floor Studio Cameraman for the Six and Ten P.M. Eyewitness News at KENS TV.
Courvier then left to Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a tour guide for Universal Studios.
Courvier produced and directed stage revues titled 'Rascal Follies of 1984' and 'Rascal Follies of 1985', which were performed at San Antonio's Majestic Theater. They were created as a tribute to Legendary Filmmaker Hal Roach (Creator of "Little Rascals", "Laurel and Hardy", and other landmark works). Hal Roach attended both productions, which were sponsored by the San Antonio Jaycees, the San Antonio Express News, KONO Radio, Magic 105FM, and the Disney Channel. Courvier would go on to arrange appearances for Hal Roach, as well as Jesse Borrego and Nia Peeples from the television series "Fame", an MGM Production, as Grand Marshals of the Fiesta Night Parade. He also coordinated George "Spanky" McFarland's appearance at the Texas Cavalier's River Parade.
He also directed the TV pilot "Our Kids", starring the San Antonio Little Rascals, which was filmed at the Texas Military Institute and the St. Anthony Hotel.
Courvier produced the closing ceremonies for Fiesta La Semana, which featured The University of Texas Longhorn Band , Vikings Quarterback Tommy Kramer (who led the Robert E. Lee High School Volunteers to the state championship in 1971), and Dennis DuPriest, Mortimer from "Gobs of Fun".
Courvier's time as an intern at City Hall, during Mayor Lila Cockrell's term, and his passion for the City of San Antonio inspired him to run for City Council in District 9 in 1989.
Courvier's works with Hal Roach led to his invitation to Hollywood in 1992, where he attended the Gala tribute to Roach on his 100th birthday, which was hosted by the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Attendees included Charlton Heston, Cesar Romero, Jay Leno, Maureen O'Sullivan, as well as many other prominent celebrities.
He assisted with cast party arrangements at Planet Hollywood for the Latino Laugh Festival.
Courvier served as a stand-in for "Abie", during Filming of Warner Bros. movie "Selena".
He was the star of "The Ronnie Courvier Show", which was aired on Time Warner Cable, Channel 20. Guests included Al Frakes, CEO of SAFStudios, singer Rosita Fernandez, Film Critic Bob Polunsky, Sarah Lucero of KENS 5 TV, NESA Film Students, University of the Incarnate Word Fashion Students, Edgewood Academy Film Students, Eddie and Chris Canales from Gridiron Heroes, and Varney Speaks CEO Don Varney.
As part of his commitment to arts education in San Antonio, he arranged for appearances at North East School of the Arts by Tom Bosely (best known for his role as Howard Cunningham on the hit TV show "Happy Days"), singer Vicki Carr, and Matt Kutcher of Spectrum Effects.
Courvier produced and arranged a town hall meeting at Robert E. Lee High School with all Mayoral candidates, hosted by the International School of the Americas and emceed by Jimmy Villarreal of Urge Artists. He also produced and arranged the MGM-UA promotion of "Fame". NESA dancers performed for the promotion at the Santikos Palladium. Additionally, he produced and directed "A Magical Christmas" for the Greater San Antonio Film Council's Christmas event, which featured NESA visual artists and creative writers, Robert E. Lee Madrigal Singers, Brandy Lopez and Michael Arellano of Latin Fusion TV, international recording artist Rob Carter, and singer Evan C. Payne.
He produced "The Courvier Show" in 2013, a live closed-set taping, with a studio audience of around 60. Guests featured included President of Alamo Beer Company Eugene Simor, Director Bobby Merkle and Assistant Director Omar Chavez of "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon", the musical that was the San Antonio 48-hr Film Festival's winner for "Best Film". Also featured were Carlos Canseco, better known as the singer SECO, and DJ/Music Producer John Pridgen. Special thanks for this project are owed to Chris Zaiontz, Co-Producer for The Courvier Show and owner of CZ Digital Media, Director Austin Van De Walle, Brenda Steubing, Warner Bros., Metro Goldwyn Mayer, The San Antonio Film Commission, and everyone else involved in the production of The Courvier Show.
Courvier is an Associate Member of the San Antonio Conservation Society.
Ronnie would like to thank his niece Katerine Palacios Getchell, Derek Mitchell, and Evan C. Payne for their time and contributions to this bio.
Courvier Productions Presents Alamo Vaudeville
Executive Producer Ronnie Courvier
Executive Producer Seth Cushing
Consultant Producer Austin Van De Walle
Web Designer Producer Derek Mitchell
Associate Producer Brent Wayne Sanders
Associate Producer Konise Millender
Associate Producer Rogelio Zamora Chavez
Graphic Designer Producer Clay Rogers
Directed by Ronnie Courvier