Bev Bergeron appeared as Ronald McDonald in TV ads on the West Coast in the late 1960's.
|Birthname||Beverly J. Bergeron|
|Born:||December 29, 1930|
|Birthplace:||Baytown, TX, U.S.|
|Actor, entertainer, magician, voice artist|
|1950's - present|
|as Ronald McDonald, in TV ads on the West Coast, 1966-68|
Bev Bergeron appeared as Ronald McDonald in TV commercial ads for McDonald's on the West Coast, mainly in Southern California, for two years, from 1966-68. Bev appeared as Rebo the Clown in the CBS/ABC-TV 1960-64 TV series Mark Wilson's The Magic of Alakazam. Since the 1950's, Bev's lifetime of entertaining includes 15 years of performing 5 shows a day at Walt Disney World's Diamond Horseshow Review, as well as over 16,000 shows. Writer of books and material for the top magicians of the world; creator and inventor of major illusions and hundreds of magic effects.
Bev received the Lifetime Achievement Fellowship Award given by the Academy of Magic Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, California.
In his final days, Bergeron continued to perform his magic/comedy routine at various venues, which most notably has been at Walt Disney World's Diamond Horseshoe Review. He resided in Orlando, FL area.