Willie Tyler is a ventriloquist, comedian, and actor often credited as Willie Tyler & Lester. He has appeared in several sitcoms, movies, and commercials.
Tyler was born in Red Level, Alabama, and raised in South East Detroit, Michigan. Tyler has had guest roles in The Parent ‘Hood, Pacific Blue, What’s Happening Now!!, The White Shadow and The Jeffersons, as well as serving as host of the popular Saturday morning children’s series, The ABC Weekend Special, throughout the early 1980s.
He also appeared in the 1978 film Coming Home. In addition, he has appeared in various television commercials in the 1980s for McDonald’s and Toyota.