Wink Martindale Explains How He Got His Name

November 20, 2014 2:28 PM

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Wink Martindale Explains How He Got His Name

He thinks his notable name has something to do with it, though he credits somebody else for coming up with the moniker.

"When I was a kid in Jackson, Tennessee, one of my playmates, Jimmy McCord, couldn't say 'Winston,' which is my given name, and he had a speech impediment and it came out sounding like 'Winky,'" Martindale told ABC News. "So Winston turned into Winky, and then I got into the business and Wink [it wa...

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