Jean Shepherd (I) (1921–1999)

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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 Ralphie as an Adult
(1983)
My Summer Story Narrator / Ralph as an Adult
(1994)

Filmography

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 1994 My Summer Story
Narrator / Ralph as an Adult (voice)
 1976-1991 Sesame Street (TV Series)
All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment / All Chraracters in 'Cowboy X' segment
- Montana Day 3: Learning About Horses (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 #19.29 (1987) ... All Chraracters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
- Oscar Meets Othmar (1981) ... 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 Light Fantastic
Frank
 1958 Shadows
Man at Party (uncredited)
 1954 New Faces (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash (1966) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Shepard | J. Shepherd

Spouse:

Leigh Brown  (her death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

In 2002, his home-town of Hammond, Indiana named the new Community Center in Dowling Park the "Jean Shepherd Community Center". On April 7, 1981, he had received the city's second annual Hammond Achievement Award, which was given in the name of the citizenry. See more »

Nickname:

Shep

Star Sign:

Leo

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