MEET THE GUY WHO PLAYED RONALD MCDONALD FOR 12 YEARS

I was Ronald McDonald

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Take a couple of minutes and watch this intriguing mini documentary on Joe Maggard, the longest tenured actor to portray Ronald McDonald. The fast food chain’s Chief Happiness Officer. Joe turned the job down at first before changing his mind and packing on the paint for 12 years. Maggard was hired to play Ronald McDonald for the commercials, but his portrayal of Ronald extended to The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald video shorts in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It’s an interesting look at the man behind the golden arches  mascot.

It’s a calling. It’s a profession. And I’m very proud of it. I’m proud of his heritage. I’m proud of what he stands for.