Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Ventriloquist Ronn Lucas Interview Las Vegas….
Ronn Lucas is one of the most impressive ventriloquists of his generation!
Lucas grew up in El Paso, Texas and was graduated from Eastwood High School in 1972. He was inspired by the ventriloquists he saw on TV, such as Jimmy Nelson and his doll Danny O’Day on the old “Texaco Star Theater.” When he was only seven, Lucas got his own mail-order Danny O’Day. By the time he was 10, Lucas could speak without moving his mouth.
He began his career performing at Saint Timothy’s Lutheran church located in El Paso, Texas. At 21, he began touring the country. “I was hired by the Billy the Kid Clothing Company, which was big in El Paso at the time,” Lucas said. “They hired me to tour the country with a Billy the Kid puppet.
Though that contract was only for a year, it reinforced Lucas’ dream of being in show business, an arena where he has excelled. In September 2004, he received a standing ovation on the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon and host Jerry Lewis said, “It doesn’t get any better than that.” Earlier this year (2005), the Smothers Brothers presented Lucas with the Askins Achievement Award at the ninth annual Vegas Ventriloquist Festival.
Alex went to meet him at the Ronn Lucas Show in Las Vegas….