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Willard Herman Scott Jr. (born March 7, 1934) is an American weather presenter, author, television personality, actor, clown, comedian and radio personality, best known for his TV work on the Today show and as the creator and original portrayer of Ronald McDonald.

History in the Parade

He first hosted in the Macy's Parade with Mary Hart in 1987, and continues with Katie Couric in 1991, and with Al Roker in 1995, he continued until 1997.

After retiring from hosting the Macy's Parade telecast, Scott would appear in two later parades as a participant: in 2001 where he was the "Pilgrim" riding the Tom Turkey float, and 2007 where he rode a 1925 Pierce-Arrow Town Car with that year's Macy's "Parade Queen."