Dustin Portillo (on the left) became the Boss Clown of Ringling Bros.’ Red Unit when he was just a mere 21 years old. He spent a total of seven years on Ringling’s Red Unit and performed in over 3,500 shows. While on the road, you might have seen him on The Bachelor, American Chopper, The Biggest Loser, The Today Show, or This Job’s a Trip. In addition to Ringling Bros., he’s performed for Busch Gardens, Six Flags Great Escape, and Aga-Boom.
Brandon Foster (on the right) wasn’t just a clown on the Red Unit of Ringling Bros. circus, he was a producing clown – responsible for helping the Boss Clown and creative team write the clown material for the show. He spent a total of six years on the Red Unit; while there, you might have seen him on Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, iVillage Live, Fox and Friends, or The Ultimate Cake Off. In addition to his clowning credentials, Brandon has his BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University and his MFA in Screenwriting from Florida State University.