Willard Scott

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Willard Scott
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Scott in 1990
Born Willard Herman Scott, Jr.
March 7, 1934 (1934-03-07) (age 82)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Weather presenter, author, television personality, clown, comedian, radio personality, actor
Years active 1950–2015
Notable work Weatherman for the Today show
Portrayer of Ronald McDonald in the original McDonald's commercials
Spouse(s) Mary Dwyer Scott (m. 1959–2002) «start: (1959)–end+1: (2003)»"Marriage: Mary Dwyer Scott to Willard Scott" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Scott)
Paris Keena (m. 2014–present) «start: (2014)»"Marriage: Paris Keena to Willard Scott" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Scott)
Children 2
Family John (grandson)

Willard Herman Scott, Jr. (born March 7, 1934) is an American weather presenter, author, television personality, clown, comedian, radio personality and occasional actor. He is best known for creating and originally playing Ronald McDonald in the McDonald's commercials.[1] He was on The Today Show for many years.

Writings[change | change source]

Scott has published several fiction and non-fiction books:

  • The Joy of Living
  • Down Home Stories
  • Willard Scott’s All-American Cookbook
  • America Is My Neighborhood
  • The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune
  • If I Knew It Was Going To Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become A Grandparent First

He has also co-authored two books with Bill Crider:

  • Murder Under Blue Skies
  • Murder in the Mist

References[change | change source]

  1. Willard Scott, The Joy of Living. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1982 (ISBN 0-698-11130-3).

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