Who played Bozo the Clown?
Many people have played Bozo. Pinto Colvig, who played Bozo from
1946-1956, was known as the original Bozo. Larry Harmon, who
purchased the franchise rights to Bozo in 1956, was one. Bob Bell
portrayed Bozo on WGN television from 1960-1984.
Actors who portrayed Bozo included:
Willard Scott (TV weatherman) - born March 7, 1934
Frank Avruch (Boston entertainer, 1928-2018)
Bob Bell (Chicago actor, 1922-1997)
Joey D'Auria (NY-born comic) - born May 18, 1952
The animated series of Bozo cartoons (1958-1962) used the voice
of Larry Harmon (Lawrence Weiss, 1925-2008), and the live
actors in various TV venues included Vance Colvig Jr. on KTLA in
Los Angeles. Canadian actor Art Cervi (born circa 1940) appeared as
Bozo in both Windsor and later in Detroit.