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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
It Runs in the Family
It Runs in the Family Narrator / Ralph as an Adult
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss Ralph, the Man / Scott
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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)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ralph / Narrator
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator in new introduction
 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
 1959 Shadows
Man at Party (uncredited)
 1954 New Faces (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The America of George Ade, 1866-1944 (editor, introduction and foreword) (1960) 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 »


He was a life-long, die-hard Chicago White Sox fan. See more »



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