A lifelong martial artist, Smoorenburg was given the opportunity to break into movie making with an audition for Jackie Chan's 'Who Am I?" (1998), taking on Chan in the final fight at the end of the movie. The movie's action was nominated for the Best Fight Choreography & Action Design at both the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards in 1998.
Over the course of his career, Ron has been able to work with many of the biggest names in martial arts cinema from Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donnie Yen, Iko Uwais, Michael Jai-White, Gary Daniels, Marko Zaror, Steven Seagal, Kane Kosugi and Scott Adkins.
Based in Thailand since 2005, Smoorenburg is known for numerous TV appearances there as well as his fights with Tony Jaa in both 'Tom Yum Goong/The Protector" (2005) and "Triple Threat" which saw him battling Jaa once more.
Among Ron's other recognizable roles are appearances in the German TV series 'Der Puma" choreographed by Donnie Yen and his team, Akshay Kumar's "Brothers' (2016) , "The Avenging Fist" where he battles "Into the Badlands' Stephen Fung, "Crazy Alien', "Lost in Thailand" where his character has a memorable scene with a lady boy and gives Smoorenburg the chance to show a lighter side to his character than his regular bad guy roles, he can also be seen in Luc Besson's "Warriors Gate" and the Scott Adkins movie 'Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear" .
Ron plays the character 'Dutch" and served as the fight choreographer for the independent movie 'English Dogs"