Born in Kansas City, KS, Dustin Portillo’s parents would take him and his brother each year to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. At age four, Dustin knew what he wanted to be, a Ringling Bros. Clown.
At 18, Dustin signed his contract with The Greatest Show On Earth and toured North America for seven years, performing in 3,500 shows, and hundreds of radio, newspaper, and television interviews. At age 21, Dustin was youngest in the 147 year history of Ringling to be promoted to the title of Boss Clown, the manager of the clowns for Feld Entertainment.
After leaving the road in 2012, Dustin was scouted by McDonald’s and hired as the worlds most famous redhead, Ronald McDonald. Dustin’s home base was the Tampa Bay market appearing in over 230 appearances a year including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
After a successful career in the entertainment industry, Dustin calls Caspers Company McDonald’s home in Community Relations. “My career in the entertainment industry and my passion for cultivating and building strong relationships with people is no different from what I do now. I just don’t wear a red curly wig and a painted red smile, well, most of the time.”