Having spent 41 years on television in character, Scott holds the record as longest-running television clown in history, as well as the longest running children"s television host in the United States. Russell Scott, born in Oklahoma, he inherited his love of the circus from his father and began his entertainment career as Sears-O the Clown, performing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Changing his character"s name to Blinky, his success brought him to the attention of television station KKTV. Blinky"s Fun Club began in 1958, originating from the KKTV studios.
In 1966, the show moved to KWGN in Denver and remained there until ending its run in 1998.
Scott performed in more than 10,000 episodes, giving him the longest career of any children's Television personality in the United States. and second longest in the entire world. In 2005, he was inducted into the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado"s Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
In 2006, he was the subject of a documentary titled Blinky, produced and directed by Brian Malone. After his television career ended, Scott owned and operated a store called Blinky"s Antiques and Collectibles on South Broadway in Denver, Colorado.
After 22 years, the shop closed in 2008.
Scott died on August 27, 2012, at the Bear Creek Nursing Center in Morrison, Colorado, from complications of pneumonia. He was 91 years old.