Squire Fridell as Ronald McDonald in an ad with daughter Lexy, in the late 1980's.
Willard Scott as Ronald McDonald in 1963. His clothes were very different than they are today.
Willard Scott as Ronald wearing the jumpsuit that would define the character for more than 40 years.
Ronald's new look; a yellow track suit and pants.
Ronald in "The Day Birdie the Early Bird learned how to fly."
Live-action Ronald in The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald
Jack Doepke as Ronald McDonald.
CEO Turner with "Chief Happiness Officer", mascot and ambassador, "Ronald McDonald".
Ronald McDonald with the original cast of McDonaldland in 1974.
Ronald McDonald & Birdie.
Ronald McDonald & Friends (1987)
Ronald McDonald & Friends with some children.
The McDonaldland characters on a Happy Meal Box.
Ronald (Squire Fridell) preparing for a commercial, 1988.
Ronald & Grimace playing the electric guitar.
Ronald McDonald helps brighten a little girl's day.
Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench. A somewhat perfect photo opportunity, they can still be seen at some McDonald's restaurants.
Ronald McDonald in "A New Do" 1991
Ronald has hot pancakes for breakfast with Birdie.
Ronald McDonald and Enrique Iglesias, 1999.
Ronald McDonald "animated" in The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald.
Ronald in an early 1971 commercial.
Ronald & the Professor, 1984
Ronald McDonald wakes up in "Good Morning"
Ronald and some kids see the Hamburger Patch.
A statue of Ronald McDonald holding the Happy Meal Gang in his arms.
Ronald McDonald in 1973. Notice how his hair looks less poofy.
Ronald & Friends on the McDonald's sign.
Ronald McDonald on the Playplace sign from the 1980s to 1996. It can still be seen at some Playplaces. This is rare on McDonald's buildings with the big yellow eyebrow on top with beige bricks which were unveiled in 1996.
Ronald McDonald's Mugshot in McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure.
Ronald & Friends on a baby bib.
30th Anniversary Ty Beanie Baby of Ronald McDonald.
A teaser poster asking kids what Ronald should be for Halloween.
Ronald McDonald cookie package on the bottom right of image.
Ronald McDonald with the six McKids.
Ronald celebrates 15 years of the McDonald's Happy Meal.
A set of trays and cups featuring McDonaldland characters (with bonus cassette of "That's My Ronald")
Ronald McDonald with Nintendo's mascot Mario.
Ronald McDonald at the grand opening of a restaurant.
Ronald on the former website Ronald.com, a kids interactive site featuring McDonald's characters.
Ronald McDonald & Hamburglar.
A PlayPlace tray featuring Ronald & Friends, made 1985.
Ronald (portrayed by Brad Lennon)
David Hussey as Ronald McDonald.
Ronald McDonald & Iam Hungry.
Ronald McDonald with art director Rich Seidelman.
Ronald McDonald and the Captain standing in the water.
Ronald getting his shoe polished by a kid.
Ronald wakes up one morning with Birdie by the window.