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The actors listed in this table are generally understood to have portrayed Ronald McDonald under an official contract to the McDonald's Corporation.

Actor  Year Areas appeared Notes
Willard Scott 1963-65 local to US East Coast

Originated character, then named "Donald McDonald", in Washington, D.C. area TV ads in 1963
Well respected TV personality/longtime weatherperson on NBC-TV's Today morning show

Bev Bergeron 1966-68 local to Southern California
George Voorhis 1968-70 local to Southern California helped introduce the "Big Mac" sandwich in McDonald's TV/print ads
Ray Rayner 1968-69 U.S./Some global ads Longtime Chicago area TV personallty and staple of children's television in the 1960s and 1970s on WGN-TV
Bob Brandon 1970-75 U.S./Global
King Moody 1975-84 U.S./Global 2nd longest stint as Ronald McDonald amongst actors; played role of "Shtarker" in the CBS-TV series Get Smart
Squire Fridell 1984-91 U.S./Global only one commercial actually credited on imdb.com; has also done thousands of TV commercials as pitchperson for Toyota
Jack Doepke 1990-95 U.S./Global
Joe Maggard 1995-2007 U.S./Global longest serving stint as Ronald McDonald
Brad Lennon 2007-present U.S./Global current actor in role as Ronald

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