Frosty began his career at age 29 with an amusement park in Denver, Colorado followed by an involvement for a time with a carnival operation. He was in the first Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduating class, from which he was hired for the Red Unit at the end of 1968. In two years he was "Boss Clown" of the unit, a position he held until 1980.
After producing and directing hundred of gags for the big show, Frosty was given the coveted title Master Clown By Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey, only the fourth to receive the title. He joined a very elite class of clown and an honoured place in circus history alongside Otto Griebling, Bobby Kaye and Lou Jacobs, his friend and mentor.
Frosty has appeared on 12 network Ringling television specials, has written more than 300 gags and even instructed clowns at Clown College Japan. In 1991 Frosty was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame.
In over three decades of clowning he has performed hundreds and thousands of times, in venues from living rooms to the White House. He has shared the screen with stars like Barbara Mandrel and Dick Van Dyke, breakfasted with President Richard Nixon, earned a place in the Clown Hall of Fame, and, as a teacher, has impacted hundreds of clowns in the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Clown College and continues to do so on the clown convention circuit. He now lives in Burley, Idaho and is 83 years old