“Bozo the Clown” n Me
Where can I find any footage of Joey D’Auria as Bozo?
@4687878 you said it- bob was in a class by himself. he and ray rayner resurrected vaudeville skits and treated the kids with respect, never watering down his material into pablum. ned locke was a great straight man, too.
both bob and ned worked with ted zeigler on lunch time little theater at first. ted went on to play a drunk and bufoon on the Cher Show in the late 60′s early 70′s.
Bob Bell is the best Bozo to me, because I grew up with him !!! No disrespect to the others, but Bob had Chicago !!!! “Bozo’s Circus is on the air”!!
Oh My Lord..! Frank Avruch, normally such an elegant man (he hosted a movie review program, as I recall) somehow created an absolutely demonic Bozo, which gave me recurring nightmares as a child! I was not sure until now that it was in fact his version of Bozo that did it, but now I’m sure…Its so odd, Avruch is not scary at all in real life. Must have been the pancake makeup…
Frank Avruch is By far The Best Bostonian Bozo that there ever was as well as will be and I finally met him in person in Nov. of ’07. R.I.P.Larry Harmon you really started a a great entertainment industry as bozo The Clown and Frank has as well in carrying out your character in Boston and Hosting The Great Entertainment as well.
yes and as you know the voice was by[cant remember his name-lol]Disney’s “goofy”
Rip bozo the clown you will be missed
R.I.P. Larry Harmon (1925-2008)…
Bob Bell was the best Bozo, but I give Joey D’Auria a lot of credit. On the very, very last episode of Bozo on WGN, Joey D (as Bozo) was cheating like crazy to make sure the kids won all the prizes on the Grand Prize Game, which included family vacations etc. He looked into the camera and said ‘What are they going to do, fire me?’
There is still 1 performer portraying the character, he lives in California, and was at Canobie lake park in NH for 11 seasons!
Even Larry Harmon does’nt play the character anymore.
Yup, that’s Frank.
Was that Frank Avruch? The Boston man?
I really ment to say that “Cartoon vo performer
Mr.Pinto Colvig was the first person to play
Bozo as a live kids tv character.”
Dear Really Current,
The name of the very last performer to play
“Bozo” in Chicago,Ill. or anywhere is Joey
Dear Meet John Dean,
Mr.Larry Hamron never created “Bozo’as
a cartoon character or as a live kids tv show
The kids tv clown was created by Alan Livingston
(Who also hepled to create The “Bozo”kids records)
Jayark Cartoon studios created and produced
The “Bozo”TV Cartoons.
The name of the first man to play “Bozo”on WPIX TV
Ch.11 in NYC is spelt Bill Britten.
He did “Bozo”from 9/14/1959 to 4/1964
Gordon Ramsey was the second and last performer
to play the character on WOR TV Ch.9 from 2/3/1969
Dear Reality Current,
Art Cervi was one of two “Bozo’s”in the
Detroit,Mi. viewing area the other was Bob McNea.
Messers:Bob Bell and Joey D’Auria played”Bozo”
on WGN TV Chicao and Mr.D’Auria was the last
man to play the clown on tv ever!
The very first on camera “Bozo’was cartoon
vo man:Pinto Colvi,the second was comic actor
and dancer:Sid Saylor(He was also a real clown)
and the third(Before Mr.Harmon Took over and
ruined “Bozo”)was Vance Colvig..Pinto’s son.
Actually; Bob Bell was in Chicago and was the most fameous Bozo. The second most fameous Bozo is Chicago’s second Bozo.. comedian and voice-over artist… Joey D’Ardia; who’s photo is on the back wall in this shot.
What city are you from? What Bozo is that you say “the original” Bozo but the original was Bob Bell in CA., Larry Harmon was the franchiser but not the creator even though he said he was. The most famous was probably Art Cervi in Chicago and mine was Bill Brittin aka Jonny Jellybean in New York. Give a name please.
Mean John Dean
Why dont u give more details abojut the video??? Where was that recorded? Whos that actor that played Bozo?
Which one is Bozo?