The viral How To Eat A Watermelon video featuring former Hollywood actor Tom Willett, 74, turns a mundane activity into a hilarious endeavor. Willett’s watermelon video tutorial posted on YouTube earlier this week became a rather unlikely online sensation, prompting interviews with the former Hollywood actor on the Today Show and the Huffington Post.
Tom Willett keeps a straight face throughout the How To Eat A Watermelon video. Willett admits the popularity of the video online is more than a bit baffling. Once a Reddit user found the video on Buzzfeed, it just took off. The senior citizen watermelon fan told The Blaze that he has absolutely no idea what those two websites are all about and does not consider himself very “high tech” savvy.
Before becoming an avid YouTube video creator and making the viral How To Eat A Watermelon video, Tom Willett was a regular on Dear John. The NBC sitcom ran from 1988-1992. Willett’s first acting role was as an extra in the 70s cult classic, The Electric Horseman.
“I was amazed all the time that I was on Dear John. I kept thinking ‘why are they paying me for what I would do not only for free but I would pay them to do,” Tom Willett told The Blaze.
Willett may not consider himself tech savvy, but he has posted more than 400 videos on YouTube and has garnered more than 3.2 million views from his comedic short productions. He films and edits all of the videos himself and maintains several websites in his spare time. Featureman is the name of Tom Willetts YouTube channel, where the How to Eat A Watermelon video premiered.