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John Reardon (II) (1930–1988)

John Reardon was born on April 8, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968), The Flood (1962) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1950). He died on April 19, 1988 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Reardon / Captain / Farmer Reardon / Gillespie / Grandfather / Half Moon / Hobby Horse Express man / Marshall Mefford / News Reporter / Organ Grinder / Pineapple Telephone Can Company VP / Robert Redgate / Swan / Teacher Reardon
(1968-1989)
The Flood
The Flood God
(1962)
NBC Television Opera Theatre
NBC Television Opera Theatre Papageno / The Groom
(1956-1962)
NET Opera Theater
NET Opera Theater Alexander Goryanshikov / Tomsky
(1969-1970)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (7 credits)
 1968-1986 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
Reardon / Half Moon / Marshall Mefford / ...
- 1565: A Star for Kitty Opera (1986) ... Half Moon
- 1535: A Grandad for Daniel Opera (1984) ... Marshall Mefford
- 1505: Spoon Mountain Opera (1982) ... News Reporter
 1964-1967 MisteRogers (TV Series)
Reardon
- Episode #7.40 (1967) ... Reardon
- Episode #7.39 (1967) ... Reardon
- Episode #7.38 (1967) ... Reardon
- Episode #4.81 (1964) ... Reardon
- Episode #4.80 (1964) ... Reardon
 1964 Directions (TV Series)
 1962 The Flood (TV Movie)
God (voice)
 1956-1962 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
The Groom / Papageno
- Labyrinth (1962) ... The Groom
- The Magic Flute (1956) ... Papageno
 1958 The Seven Lively Arts (TV Series)
The Balladeer
- Gold Rush (1958) ... The Balladeer
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 1971-1984 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes)
- 1535: A Grandad for Daniel Opera (1984) ... (performer: "I Sell All Kinds of Different Straws")
- 1534: Grandparents (1984) ... (performer: "When the Day Turns Into Night")
- 1475: Windstorm in Bubbleland Opera (1980) ... (performer: "There is Never, Never, Never Any Trouble in Bubbleland", "Save Us, Hildegarde Brave", "Hildegarde, Dear Hildegarde")
- 1472: Mr. Rogers Makes an Opera (1980) ... (performer: "And This Is My Beloved")
- 1425: The Key to Otherland Opera (1975) ... (performer: "Swan Song", "I Will Help You")
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 1989 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series) (dedicatee - 1 episode)
- 1610: Josephine the Short Neck Giraffe (1989) ... (dedicatee)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (4 credits)
 1964 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein (1964) ... Himself - Singer
 1964 MisteRogers (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #4.89 (1964) ... Himself
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Sketch Actor / Singer
- Episode #15.3 (1961) ... Himself - Sketch Actor / Singer
 1960 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
Himself - Narrator
- Saul and the Witch of Endor (1960) ... Himself - Narrator
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 1975-1982 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
Robert Redgate / Swan / Gillespie / ...
- 1503: Creativity (1982) ... Robert Redgate / Swan / Gillespie
- 1454 (1975) ... Organ Grinder
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Sang the role of Gabey in the 1960 Columbia Masterworks studio recording of Leonard Bernstein's "On the Town". The album featured some members of the original cast, but Reardon replaced John Battles, who played Gabey in the original 1944 stage production. Bernstein himself conducted the music on the album.
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Trivia:

Handsome, talented, versatile baritone whose too-short career before his untimely death at the age of fifty-eight encompassed grand opera (Metropolitan, New York City, and Santa Fe Opera Companies, primarily), Broadway musicals (He introduced the Comden-Styne-Green standard "Make Someone Happy" in the 1961 show "Do-Re-Mi"), and television, primarily as a frequent guest on "Mister Rogers's ... See more »

Trademark:

Mister Rogers' operas See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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