John's taken his fair share of promotional photos over the years.
A still frame from John's audition tape for WLS-TV Chicago in 1978.
In 1968, after a short stint on a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Malan received a draft notice.
He served in Vietnam as part of the 11th Armored Cavalry, also known as the Blackhorse Regiment.
A shrapnel injury while serving earned him a Purple Heart, which Malan downplays.
“There are different degrees of Purple Heart and mine was a smaller one, compared to some of the other people who served with me,” Malan says.
Various photos from when the Today Show's Willard Scott visited Milwaukee.
A still from John's audition tape for WLS-TV Chicago.