Woodrow Wilcox learned ventriloquism and began performing before he was a teenager. In high school state speech competition, he was the regional champion in serious speaking and a state semi-finalist in humorous speaking.
In March 1978, Wilcox performed twice on KHJ-TV (now KCAL-TV) in Los Angeles and won the “Secret Star of the Week” award that week.
At Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in late 1978, Wilcox won a talent show and won an appearance as a guest on a local TV station.
In 1991, Wilcox won second place at the Walt Disney World International Talent Show in Orlando, Florida. In his act, Wilcox was humorous while speaking in ten languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, German, Italian, Japanese, French, Norwegian, and Arabic. He even imitated Mickey Mouse speaking in German and Spanish.
In Las Vegas, Orlando, and Los Angeles, he was an actor in motion pictures and television shows. In the CBS TV Movie of the Week “Stark-Mirror Image”, he appeared as “Woody” the bartender. He was in another CBS-TV Movie of the Week as a background actor with Stacy Keach. He was in the TNT movie “Nightbreaker” with Martin Sheen. He was in two episodes of Showtime’s “The Brothers” with Jerry Lewis. He was in five episodes of NBC TV’s “Crime Story”. He appeared with and beside Ben Vereen in Showtime’s “Caesar’s Palace 20th Anniversary Special”. Wilcox had small background actor parts in “Elvis and Me”, “Rainman”, and “Rags to Riches”. He had a small speaking part in the German Television miniseries “Wilder Westin Inclusive” which means “The Wild West – Everything Included”.
In Orlando, Florida, Woodrow Wilcox was in five episodes of “Superboy”, filmed at Universal Studios. Also, he appeared as a ventriloquist on Showtime’s “The New Original Amateur Hour” with Willard Scott. The last major production in which Wilcox appeared was in one episode of “Power Rangers” playing an evil alien scientist.
© Woodrow Wilcox 2016