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John Paragon


John Dixon Paragon was born in Alaska, but grew up and attended schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. He got his start in the Los Angeles-based improvisation group The Groundlings alongside Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman. John is best known for his work on children's show Pee-wee's Playhouse where he played Jambi the Genie and voiced Pterri the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pee-wee's Playhouse
Pee-wee's Playhouse Jambi / Pterri / Jambi the Genie / Jambi, the Genie / Pterri, the Pterrodactyl
(1986-1990)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Gas Station Attendant
(1988)
Twin Sitters
Twin Sitters Loan officer
(1994)
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway Jambi / Pterri (voice)
(2011)

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 2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Pterri
- Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) ... Pterri (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Bokar
- Prodigal Daughter (1999) ... Bokar
 1995-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Cedric
- The Sponge (1995) ... Cedric
- The Soup Nazi (1995) ... Cedric
 1995-1996 Night Stand (TV Series)
Bachelor #3 / Dr. Ed Burns / Doctor
- Follow-Up Show (1996) ... Bachelor #3
- The Paranormal Show (1996) ... Bachelor #3 (as Jonathan Paragon)
- Sex Education (1996) ... Dr. Ed Burns
- Dating (1995) ... Bachelor #3
- Crime Show (1995) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1995 Kirk (TV Series)
Ricky
- Educating Kirk (1995) ... Ricky
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
Air Traffic Controller Manfred Wenzel
 1991 On the Television (TV Series)
Various
- Stupid People's Court (1991) ... Various
 1986-1990 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series)
Jambi / Pterri / Jambi the Genie / ...
- Something to Do (1990) ... Jambi / Pterri (voice)
- Camping Out (1990) ... Jambi / Pterri
- Fun, Fun, Fun (1990) ... Jambi / Pterri
 1988 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Durward Monroe
- Suppose They Gave a War and Sledge Came? (1988) ... Durward Monroe
 1987 Cheers (TV Series)
Grif Palmer
- Pudd'n Head Boyd (1987) ... Grif Palmer
 1986 Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills (TV Series)
Raddichio
- Remodeling (1986) ... Raddichio
 1985 FTV (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1981-1984 Movie Macabre (TV Series)
Breather
- Monstroid (1984) ... Breather (uncredited)
 1984 Last of the Great Survivors (TV Movie)
Beef
 1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (TV Series) (voice)
 1983 The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Regular
 1983 The Paragon of Comedy (TV Movie)
 1982 Madame's Place (TV Series)
Holistic doctor
- Episode #1.15 (1982) ... Holistic doctor
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Former member of Groundlings Improv Group. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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