For the most part, children's entertainers are pretty wholesome folks. They get into the business because they genuinely enjoy children and have a skill that kids tend to find entertaining. But on the other hand, as sad as it is, some people get jobs around kids purely because they're weirdos, while still others would be total freaks no matter what they do. Still, though, it tends to get people quite wound up when it's found out that a guy who's a children's entertainer is a total pervert. And why wouldn't it? Come on... if you're going to be a total freak, go get a job in a warehouse or something; don't do it around people's kids. That's just so uncool in pretty much every way.
What follows is a list of 15 people who are children's entertainers and who also happen to be perverts. Some of them have done crimes that are incredibly heinous, while others are just plain old weirdos. Still, when it comes to people who are getting paid to hang out with our children, one can't be too careful, and while a lot of these people are really famous, some of them, not so much. So, consider this one of those neighborhood bulletins that let you know about some children's entertainers who are 'freaky deaky' in the very worst way.
Here are 15 children's entertainers who are also perverts.
15 Toby Willis
Toby Willis and his family became famous as a musical group after appearing on America's Got Talent. In fact, they even ended up getting their own TV show called The Willis Family. This family band was supposed to be focused on Christian values and included kids as young as 6 years old, which obviously meant they had a lot of young fans, too. It all came to an awful end when Willis was arrested and sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting his four oldest daughters. Talk about a nightmare... Willis is just another fraud on this list, acting like he's a good family man who works hard to entertain children while, in reality, he's a dangerous creep. Willis is now in prison, and the family band is no more.
14 John Wayne Gacy
I feel sort of bad for putting Gacy on the list with guys that got busted for messing around in movie theaters and grabbing women with puppets, but there's no doubt that Gacy was a children's entertainer, and there also is no doubt that he was a pervert. Gacy was known to have murdered at least 33 people, most of whom were young boys. Once can pretty much say without a shadow of a doubt that John Wayne Gacy is the absolute worst children's entertainer of all time. If you're hiring someone to do something like this, you just sort of expect that they aren't going to murder the kids -- at least that's what you would've expected before Gacy did his thing. People are a tad more cynical now.
13 Emr the Jester
This jester's real name is Peter Emr, and he was a pirate at children's birthday parties -- at least he was until he was sent to prison for possessing all sorts of child p----graphy. Now, I'm not saying that any adult should be suspicious of a grown man that dresses as a pirate at children's parties to make money, but... actually, wait a minute. That's exactly what I'm saying. This whole thing is odd to me. And a pirate? Wasn't he even motivated enough to try and get a job as a clown? That was too much work for him? He had to just put on an eyepatch and say "Arr" all the time? He ended up getting around 7 years in prison for his crimes. Hopefully, no other pirate has come in to take his place afterward.
12 Mark Richard Davis
Next on the list of people that should've never thought of a job as a children's entertainer is Mark Richard Davis. He was not only a magician but also a scout leader -- you know, so he could pretty much have all of his creepy bases covered. Eventually, he was busted for rape and indecent assault and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Now, there may be a guy out there who's both a scout leader and a children's magician, and there may be nothing wrong with him whatsoever. And if there is, I truly am sorry for alluding to the fact that the combination is kind of creepy. But it is. So many of these guys might as well be waving a flag over their head that says, "I am super creepy."
11 Friendly the Clown
Friendly the Clown? Are you kidding me? I'm creeped out already. A middle-aged man who's a clown for children is kind of odd anyway, but to call himself "Friendly" is really pushing the envelope. Robert Jensen, who was 57 at the time of his arrest, also was known as Bob the Balloon Twister. I honestly think I'm going to have nightmares now. Speaking of nightmares, he was arrested for sexually assaulting a mentally impaired woman who was staying at his home. I don't know about you, but where I come from, this type of behavior is most certainly not considered friendly in any way shape or form. They probably won't be too friendly to him in prison either.
10 Magic Mark
Magic Mark is a guy named Mark Whincup from North Wales. He lectured children about the dangers of drugs. It turns out he was a crystal meth addict who was caught with a whole bunch of p-----graphic images of kids on his computer. You would almost feel bad for this guy if he wasn't such a total loser. The thing is, some people have problems, and I get that, but if you have a problem with drugs and with child p----graphy, maybe don't try and make a living being a guy that helps keep kids off of drugs. This is the kind of behavior that ends up getting you on a list such as this one. If you're that much of a freak, just stay away from kids, and don't become a children's entertainer. How hard could that be?
9 Jimmy Savile
Come on... some of these people just look so obvious that it seems rather unbelievable that they ever could've possibly gotten a job working with children in any capacity. One of those is Jimmy Savile. He was hugely popular on television in England. At one point, he hosted a show called Jim'll Fix it in which he granted children wishes. In real life, not so much. After his death, a documentary was made that showed that he molested numerous teenage girls, and, in fact, pretty much everyone was totally aware of it, but no one did anything about it. The police were following up on what was said to be as many as 500 victims. It appears that Jimmy was a pervert, and he totally got away with it.
8 Paul Reubens
Even though Paul Reubens is on the list, I have to cut him at least a tiny bit of slack. The whole thing with him is that he was Pee Wee Herman, and if you're of a certain age, you'll remember how immensely popular he was. His whole thing was being this weird host of a children's television show, but it really was all satire, and no one thought that, in reality, he was a total odd ball. The show was really for adults, not kids. Reubens was arrested masturbating in an adult movie theater and even told the arresting officer that he would do a children's performance if they could make the arrest go away. This totally killed his career, although, over the past few years, he's recovered to a certain extent and has gotten some decent roles.
7 Rod Hull
Rod Hull was a guy who made his living with a puppet, and we have to say that most of us already think a guy like that is kind of odd. He didn't do anything odd with children with the puppet, but the word is that he actually used to his puppet to grab women and put his hands between people's legs. Well, I guess I would have to admit that qualifies as being perverted, wouldn't you? Although it was kind of genius as well... who's going to get all worked up about a man grabbing them with a puppet? Well, probably a lot of people, but they probably would feel pretty dumb about it. Hull died after falling off his roof a few years ago. There's no word as to whether or not the puppet is behaving himself.
6 Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow is famous for being one-third of the famous folk group, Peter, Paul, and Mary. Their biggest hit was Puff the Magic Dragon, which is beloved by children everywhere. He also once wrote a children's book. What's less known about Yarrow is that he once was convicted of taking liberties with a 14-year-old girl who came to his hotel room looking for an autograph. Yarrow answered the door in the nude and acted like the creepy pervert that he is. He stopped short of having sex with her, which is why he got just a few months in the clink instead of a few years. Yes, Peter is a total creep hiding behind a sweet demeanor, which is something all of these total losers have in common, without a doubt.
5 Bill Cosby
While a lot of people don't think of Bill Cosby as being a children's entertainer, those of a certain age and those in the know remember Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which was one of the most popular cartoons of its time. This ran for 13 years and was produced by Cosby. He also voiced some of the characters, in particular, Fat Albert himself. As we all know now, pretty much throughout this whole period, he was accused of drugging numerous women and having his way with them. We have to be clear here and say he hasn't been convicted of any of these alleged crimes, but it would really be hard to say at this point that Bill Cosby is not a pervert, at least in some way. "Hey, Hey, Hey! It's Fat Albert!"
4 Robert Kingsolver
Robert was working at Disney World when he was busted as part of a mass sting to catch pedophiles working at the park. He traveled to try and meet a 14-year-old girl for a sexual hookup, but it turned out that the girl was actually an undercover detective. What's wrong with these guys? Haven't they ever seen To Catch a Predator on TV? Has there ever been a teenage girl in the history of time that has messaged an unattractive middle-aged man so they could try and hook up? Not that I know of. But I'm not complaining. It's way better to have a bunch of dumb sexual predators out there instead of smart ones. Of course, he said he was only there to try and protect the girl and was going to call the cops as soon as he made sure she was okay. Yeah, Robert... sure you were.
3 Ron Brown
Some of these guys are just a tad more perverted than others, and Ron Brown falls under the "more perverted" category for certain. Ron Brown was a puppeteer who was very active in his church. He also was a wannabe cannibal. According to the Huffington Post, "in a 29-page criminal complaint filed July 20, 2012, the sinister side of Brown was made evident. While he worked with his church’s youth during the day, Brown harbored the desire to rape, carve, and cook the body parts of a young parishioner for Easter." Well, all right then, Ron... you truly are one very sick individual. He ended up getting 20 years on child p--n charges. Hopefully, he found someone to take care of his puppets.
2 Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris was a really big deal in Australia, due in large part to silly novelty songs such as "Tie Me Kangaroo Down." Australia really needs to pick up its game as far as whom they consider popular. Rolf Harris? Really? He also turned out to be a total creep. He was arrested and convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault and spent a few years in prison. This is a truly sad thing for someone who had such a fabulous career but is obviously a lot more sad for all of the teenage girls that he messed with. He was recently released at the age 0f 87 after serving around 3 years of his original 5-year sentence. Once one of the most famous men in Australia, he's wound up being known as a sexual predator.
1 Fergie Oliver
This guy is truly amazing. Fergie was the host of a Canadian game show called Just Like Mom where he did his best to try and kiss numerous girls. And when I say he did his best, I mean he basically wouldn't give up until he kissed them. I know it sounds odd, but check out the YouTube video titled "Creepy game show host." It has to be seen to be believed. This is one of those things that could never happen today, and I mean ever. If he even tried to do something like this now, about 20 guys would come out of the crowd and knock his block off. One has to think he's trying to be just funny about the whole thing; it's too much out in the open not to think that really. But either way, there's no doubt that he's an absolute pervert, and for that, he makes this list.