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Fiesta Flambeau announces 2017 grand marshal

Jimmy Kimmel sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez to lead April 29 parade

(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The grand marshal of the 2017 Fiesta Flambeau parade will be a familiar face to many longtime ABC watchers.

Jimmy Kimmel’s live sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez was announced as the grand marshal at a press conference Friday morning.

Rodriguez — known to most as simply “Guillermo” — did not appear at the press conference as planned because he was delayed leaving Los Angeles, a representative said.

Guillermo rose to fame while working as a parking lot security guard at the Hollywood Boulevard studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

The Zacatecas, Mexico-born TV personality will marshal the parade, set for the night of April 29, 2017.

Fiesta runs from April 20-30.