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John Stephenson
John Stephenson
Born John Winfield Stephenson
August 9, 1923
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Died May 15, 2015 (Age 91)
Los Angeles, California
Characters played Doctor Doom
Gregson Gilbert
Ben Parker
Eric the Viking
Doctor Strange
Professor X
Additional Voices

John Winfield Stephenson (born August 9, 1923; died May 15, 2015) is an actor who played Doctor Doom, Magneto, Gregson Gilbert, Karnak, and a presenter on Fantastic Four; Doctor Harkness on Fred and Barney Meet the Thing; Doctor Norton on Spider-Man; additional voices on The Incredible Hulk; Loki, Colossus, Thunderbird, Shocker, Ymir, Ben Parker, Mordred, Eric the Viking, Doctor Strange, and additional voices on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends; and Professor X on "Pryde of the X-Men".

He has also been credited as John Stevenson.


He is most famous as the narrator on Dragnet.

Other notable works include Science Fiction Theatre, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Top Cat, The Beverly Hillbillies, Jonny Quest, The Secret Squirrel Show, Get Smart, Mr. Slate on The Flintstones, Birdman, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Sealab 2020, Charlotte's Web, The Addams Family, Yogi's Gang, Super Friends, Jeannie, The Hobbit, The Return of the King, Inspector Gadget, G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero, InHumanoids, The Jetsons, The Transformers, Bionic Six, Superman, The Real Ghostbusters, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rugrats, and Johnny Bravo.

On May 15th, 2015, Stephenson died at the age of 91. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and living in a nursing home.[1]


  1. John Stephenson, R.I.P. at News From Me

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