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Jean Shepherd (I) (1921–1999)

Raised in Hammond, Indiana, Jean Shepherd went on to work in the steel mills and was a veteran of the Army Signal Corps before entering the arts. In the 1950s, he began a long career as a radio personality telling stories of his youth, commenting on current topics and performing silly songs. While at WOR-AM in New York, he also broadcast live ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story Ralphie as an Adult
(1983)
It Runs in the Family
It Runs in the Family Narrator / Ralph as an Adult
(1994)
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss Ralph, the Man / Scott
(1988)
A Christmas Story 2
(2012)

Filmography

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 1994 It Runs in the Family
Narrator / Ralph as an Adult (voice)
 1980-1991 Sesame Street (TV Series)
All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment
- Episode #23.8 (1991) ... All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
- Episode #21.65 (1990) ... All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
- Episode #19.69 (1988) ... All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
- Episode #12.2 (1980) ... All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
 1987 Chicago White Sox a Visual History (Video)
Narrator
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ralph / Narrator
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator in new introduction
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Narrator in new introduction (uncredited)
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Narrator / Adult Ralph
- The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) ... Narrator / Adult Ralph
 1973 No Whistles, Bells, or Bedlam (Short)
Narrator, on camera
 1971 Tiki Tiki (voice)
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- America, Inc. (1970)
 1964 Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress (TV Series)
Father, John
 1964 Light Fantastic
Frank
 1959 Shadows
Man at Party (uncredited)
 1954 New Faces (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(November 3 to 28, 2009) His story, "A Christmas Story," was performed in a Brown-Forman Series Holiday Favorites production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Jahne Kobi Brown (Helen Weathers); Carter Caldwell (Scut Farkas); Liam Craig (Ralph Parker); Peyton Evans (Esther Jane Alberry); Suzanne ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Shepard | J. Shepherd
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Personal Quote:

Can you imagine four thousand years passing and you're not even a memory? Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty. See more »

Trivia:

Is mentioned in the "Dictionary of American Slang" in the entry for "Night People", which is defined as "People who work or live at night, sleeping during the day" and "Noncomformists". The dictionary goes on to credit Shep: "Pop. by N.Y. City disk jockey and social commentator Jean Shepherd, c.1956".

In his early years of radio on WOR in New York, during his late night broadcasts, Shep referred ... See more »

Nickname:

Shep

Star Sign:

Leo

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