Willie began to see Ventriloquist like Paul Winchell, on T.V. He started performing in Detroit, Michigan at the age of ten. While still in grade school he took a correspondence Ventriloquist course from Popular mechanics Magazine AD.
Between school and delivering newspapers, Willie would find time to perform in a variety shows and talent contests. This is where he developed his craft. After four years in the U.S. Air Force Willie returned to Detroit and a few years later signed with Motown Record Corporation. For the next eight years, he and Lester toured with all the Motown greats including Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes and The Four Tops.
Lester Says he was a member of the group “The Four Tops” when they were called “THE FOUR TOPS AND A STICK!” Last year in Las Vegas Willie Tyler was presented with “The Askins Award” for his outstanding contribution to the art of Ventriloquism.
They have also been seen in numerous TV commercials: McDonalds and Maxwell House coffee to name a few.
Lester is a humorous little fellow and he sings pretty good too! Although he was born in the woods and worked his way out. Once you have seen him in action you will never forget this little “chip off the old block!”