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Overview (3)

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameJohn Winfield Stephenson

Mini Bio (1)

A 1941 graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, where he served on the student council and participated in forensics under dramatic coach John Davies, he took second place in the National Forensics League national contest in Lexington, Kentucky in dramatic declaration and oratorical declamation. (The Kenosha team won the meet that year over 800-plus contestants.) By 1948, he was working in radio and joined television in its infancy, becoming the commercial announcer for "I Love Lucy" in 1951. He was married for sixty years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani

Spouse (1)

Jean Elaine Irwin (5 February 1955 - 15 May 2015) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Voice of Fancy-Fancy from Top Cat
Voice of Mr. Slate from The Flintstones

Trivia (5)

Was one of the last surviving cast members of The Flintstones (1960).
Stephenson was one of the known voices of the classic shows to reach the 21st century while voice acting.
Served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and saw combat action over China.
Hanna-Barbera based the character of Mr. Peevly from Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (1971) on Joe Flynn and even hired him to play the role. However, he was replaced by John Stephenson because as Joseph Barbera put it: "John could do a better Joe Flynn than Joe Flynn.".
He was never interviewed and rarely made any public appearances, but he did have a guest spot at BotCon 2001 in Durham, North Carolina.

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