Disney PhotoPass cast member holding a camera at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Meet the Disney Cast Member With 1,000 Compliments

This World Compliment Day, we’re celebrating one very special cast member – Willie Jackson – whose joyful spirit and enthusiasm have earned him the top spot for most complimented cast member by our guests at Walt Disney World.

Cast members are the heart of our company who help create magical moments every day. And across Walt Disney World, over 1.4 million cast compliments have been submitted by guests – with nearly 1,000 of these compliments just for Willie!

As a Disney PhotoPass photographer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Willie treats every photo he snaps as a scene from a movie and makes guests the stars of their very own show on Hollywood Boulevard.

“The guests are my actors, my dancers, my performers,” he said. “It’s what makes this job so fun!”

Disney PhotoPass cast member taking a photo of two people at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

How does he do it? Willie says he is just being himself every day at work.

“Everyone wants to know how I get so many compliments,” he said. “I tell them, I’m just being Willie. I try to be kind to everyone, and I always have a smile on my face.”

Guests can recognize cast members for the great work they do by leaving a compliment on both the My Disney Experience and Disneyland Resort apps. To send a compliment, navigate to the bottom of the menu screen and select “Cast Compliment,” or search “Cast Compliment” in the search bar.