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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)
 1988 Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (TV Movie)
Ralph, the Man / Scott
 1987 Chicago White Sox a Visual History (Video)
Narrator
 1983 A Christmas Story
Ralphie as an Adult (voice)
 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)
 1978 The Phantom of the Open Hearth (TV Movie)
Ralph Parker
 1976 The Phantom of the Open Hearth (TV Movie)
Narrator / Ralph Parker (as a man)
 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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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote, played self, in video essay in short-form writers' series "Byline Showtime" for Showtime cable TV, 1988. Directed by Marc Wallace. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Shepard | J. Shepherd
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't make the news, I just report it. See more »

Trivia:

Peter Finch's famous rant in Network (1976) was inspired by Shepherd's radio diatribes. See more »

Nickname:

Shep

Star Sign:

Leo

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