World class entertainers SKILES AND HENDERSON began their career in the early days of Disneyland, by making fun of their employer.
Walt Disney thought they were cool, so Bill Skiles and Pete Henderson were chosen to host The Mickey Mouse Club International TV series as "Hub and Bub."
The year 1965 found them singing, playing drums and bass and doing comedy with internationally known folk singing group, The New Christy Minstrels, where they found TV exposure on prestigious programs such as The Bell Telephone Hour and The Today Show. The response to these appearances led them to strike out on their own once again, this time in the main showrooms of Nevada.
As SKILES AND HENDERSON, they played Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe, sharing the marquee with various superstars such as Andy Williams, Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Rowan and Martin and a host of others.
The pair performed on the road with The Carpenters for five years. A world tour with the group included areas of Europe and Japan. (go to Sound Bytes to hear clips from The Carpenters "Live in Japan" album.)
They have also appeared with several symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada.
SKILES AND HENDERSON have made more than 500 national TV appearances on all of the hot shows such as The Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Bob Hope Show, and were regulars on Dean Martin’s show and The Hollywood Squares, as well as other game shows, telethons, talk shows and variety shows.
Particularly entertaining were Pete's cooking segments when they co-hosted The Mike Douglas Show for a week. We're guessing that's where FoodTV got its original inspiration.
After a long run, SKILES AND HENDERSON ventured into the world of corporate entertainment, and can be found even today entertaining such giant clients as General Motors, McDonald's, IBM, and so many more.
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