Ed Taylor Wikipedia Santa Claus Bio
You won’t find Ed Taylor on Wikipedia… yet, but if you did it would say something like this.
Edward Taylor (born March 4, 1954) is an American Santa Claus portrayal artist based in Southern Oregon who is notable for appearing as Santa Claus in movies, TV shows, commercials, and hundreds of personal appearances.
He made numerous appearances on various media as Santa Claus including MTV’s Ridiculousness, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late Late Show, The Doctors, The Steve Harvey Show, Magic with Humans, Superstore, AP Bio, and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate.
He appeared at Tree Lighting Ceremonies at Paramount Studios, The 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, The Citadel Shops, Ashland Oregon’s Grand Illumination.
7 years of volunteer appearances in rural Southern Oregon and 10 years in Los Angeles accepting hundreds of paid engagements along with many volunteer appearances.
Since 2003 Santa Ed Taylor’s appearances include:
Women’s shelters, wedding receptions, NICU’s, Make-A-Wish Foundation, hospitals, groups of developmentally different adults & children, being a “Sensitive Santa” at a mall, appearances at pre-schools, elementary schools, high schools, & universities, hundreds of home & business parties and dinner parties.
Santa Ed has also been an MC at a Christmas concert and made on-stage appearances at various performances. He also makes in-person and TV appearances as a ‘brand ambassador’, appearances for professional sports teams including the Los Angeles, Rams, Clippers & Lakers, breakfasts with Santa at many locations including Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and the Los Angels Zoo, Christmas in July appearances, appearances after Christmas, birthday party appearances, ‘sneak a peeks’ on Christmas Eve and he’s been ‘caught in the act’ on Christmas morning.
Of course, he also makes appearances in malls, retail stores, photo studios, and outdoor photo sessions including sessions on Manhattan & Malibu Beaches, Parades, Tree Lighting ceremonies at Paramount Studios, the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, the Citadel Shops, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and many others, hundreds of online video chats, many newspaper & magazine ads and interviews.
Then there are Internet ads & shows, music videos including “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” with Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton, local & regional TV commercials, National TV commercials & shows including commercials for Chrysler, Reddi Wip, Band-Aid, Kohl’s, including and AdAge award winner for Meijer’s and many others, an international TV commercial for Mercari that was shot in Japan, TV shows including the Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Doctors, Superstore, Fresh Off the Boat, AP Bio and many others, movies and a movie trailer with Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg, Red Carpet events including Lifetime Channel’s Christmas season launch in Beverly Hills & a movie premiere at Paramount Studios, a national Associated Press media event for Target Stores, interviews with Fox Business, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, VOX, Money Magazine, Business Insider and many others.
Santa Ed makes appearances in “The Projects” of East Los Angeles and the mansions in Beverly Hills & Malibu and everywhere in between.
He has also mentored many professional Santas and taught classes at IBRBS & FORBS Santa Claus conventions.
In 2015 Ed started an online Santa School, The Santa Claus Conservatory which was converted to the Worldwide Santa Claus Network in 2020. The Santa Claus school has provided more than 130 training sessions, dozens of which were free. These sessions have been seen by more than 2,500 Santas & Mrs. Clauses worldwide and have received hundreds of rave reviews.
In 2019 Santa Ed created a group, the Worldwide Santa Claus Network, to help Santas and others help build and foster the Christmas spirit all year round.
In 2020 Santa Ed help pioneer the “Virtual Visits with Santa” arena by providing training to thousands of Santa & Mrs. Claus portrayal artists worldwide… and by personally appearing in hundreds for virtual Santa visits for families, companies, schools, community events, and many others.
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