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|Name: John Stephenson |
Birthname: August John Stephenson
John Stephenson (born August 9, 1923 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is an American voice actor. He has also been credited as "John Stevenson." His work dates back to network radio in the 1950's.
He did many voice overs for commercials of the era, including spots for Peter Pan Peanut Butter.
For several decades, Stephenson worked for Hanna-Barbera Productions, providing supporting voices for many 1960's and 1970's animated television series, including Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest and Luke and Blubber Bear in the Wacky Races among many others. Stephenson's most notable role for Hanna-Barbera was as the voice of Mr. Slate, Fred Flintstone's hard-edged boss at Slate Rock and gravel Company, from the original The Flintstones series up through to the present. He also was Chief Wiggins on the series Dynomutt, Dog Wonder.
During the 1980’s, he contributed to notable cartoons of the period such as The Smurfs, Galaxy High and G.I. Joe. John also voiced Huffer, Windcharger, Thundercracker, and Alpha Trion from the 1980’s mega-hit The Transformers and took over the role of Kup for the show's third season. In 1987 he provided the voice of Professor X in Pryde of the X-Men.
In total, Stephenson had about five or six 'voices' he would apply to characters.
Voice on Super Friends
During the first season, of SuperFriends, Stephenson had one recurring role:
- As the voice of Colonel Wilcox