Bill Harrington

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For the American baseball player, see Bill Harrington (baseball).

William T. Harrington (b. September 29, 1925 in Lynn, Massachusetts - d. February 14, 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American sportscaster, children's television host, and news reporter for WHDH and TV and WCVB-TV in Boston.


Harrington was a sportscaster at WHDH radio during the 1960s. He was Johnny Most's color commentator on Boston Celtics games and the radio play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins 1963–1966.

Children's television[edit]

In 1960, Harrington was hired by WHDH-TV to play Commander Jet on Commander Jet's Comedy.[1] He also played Nozo the Clown, the brother of Bozo the Clown. Nozo was used to fill in for Bozo when Frank Avruch was unable to appear on the show.[2]

He was married to fellow Boston television personality Jean D'Allaire, who played "Miss Jean" on the Boston version of Romper Room.

News reporting[edit]

He worked as a news reporter and state house correspondent for WHDH radio, WHDH-TV and WCVB-TV during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. He left reporting to become a media consultant.