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John 'Shorty' Powers (1922–1979)

John 'Shorty' Powers was born on August 30, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as John Anthony Powers. He was an actor, known for Way... Way Out (1966), The Day the Earth Froze (1959) and Dennis the Menace (1959). He died on December 31, 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

Way... Way Out
Way... Way Out Narrator
The Day the Earth Froze
Dennis the Menace
Airwolf Cruz


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 1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
- Tracks (1986) ... Cruz (as Shorty Powers)
 1966 Way... Way Out
Narrator (voice, as Colonel John 'Shorty' Powers)
 1959 The Day the Earth Froze
Lemminkainen (English version, voice, as Colonel John 'Shorty' Powers)
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 1969 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 April 1969 (1969) ... Himself
 1963 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Col. Powers / Co-Host / Himself - Colonel Powers
- Episode #3.74 (1963) ... Himself - Col. Powers / Co-Host
- Episode #2.210 (1963) ... Himself - Colonel Powers
 1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
- Junior Astronaut (1963) ... Himself (as Lt. Col. John Powers)

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Alternate Names:

Colonel John 'Shorty' Powers | Lt. Col. John Powers | Shorty Powers


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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