American celebrity chef who entertained audiences with his homespun tales of Cajun cooking.
He worked as a safety engineer in his early days and became known for his humorous lectures on what was otherwise a dry subject.
He pursued a career as a professional comedian, recording several comedy albums and appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.
His father, Harry D. Wilson, was a conservative State Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry.
He and Paul Proudhomme were both celebrity chefs and Cajun cuisine specialists.