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Carl Steven

Carlo Steven Krakoff[2] (November 4, 1974 – July 31, 2011), professionally known as Carl Steven, was an American former child actor and voice actor. He was a native of Glendale, California.

Carl Steven
Steven as an adult in c.2009
Born Carlo Steven Krakoff
(1974-11-04)November 4, 1974
Glendale, California, U.S.
Died July 31, 2011(2011-07-31) (aged 36)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Cause of death Heroin overdose
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1979–1996
Notable credit(s) The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
as Franklin/Pig-Pen
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
as Freddy Jones
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
as Tommy Pervis
Spouse(s) Dawn Krakoff (m. 1998; his death 2011)[1]

As a boy, he appeared in a number of television series and films, with recurring roles on Webster, Punky Brewster, Out of This World, and Weird Science.[3] Steven also appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) as a young Spock (the first actor other than Leonard Nimoy to play the role), and in a minor role in Disney's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).[3] He provided the voice of a young Fred Jones for four seasons on the Hanna-Barbera animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, the first actor besides Frank Welker to do so.[3]


Personal lifeEdit

As an adult, Steven retired from acting. He became addicted to prescription medications after a tonsillectomy, and stole to support his addiction.[4] Steven was sentenced to 13 years in prison for armed robbery in 2010.[citation needed] He was married to Dawn Krakoff from 1998 until his death in 2011.[5] He had a son named Noah.


Steven died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 36, of a heroin overdose while in prison in Tucson, Arizona.[6][7]

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Little House on the Prairie Jess Miles TV series, 1 episode
1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Raphael TV film
1983 Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! Unknown role TV film
1983 Quincy M.E. Chris TV series, 1 episode
1983 Matt Houston Young Matt TV series, 1 episode
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Young Spock Theatrical film
1985 Teen Wolf Whistle boy Theatrical film
1985 The Pumpkin Road Kids Earl
Voice role
1 season
1985 Happily Ever After Woody TV film
1985 The Hugga Bunch Andrew Severson TV film
1986 Diff'rent Strokes Kurt TV Series, 1 episode
1986 Fluppy Dogs Jamie Bingham Voice role
TV film
1987 Family Comedy Hour Unknown role TV special
1987 Punky Brewster Joey Deaton TV series, 3 episodes
1988 A Night at the Magic Castle Ruggles
1988 in the beginning The Pig TV film
1988-1991 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Fred Jones Voice role
TV series, 30 episodes
1988 Superman Additional voices Voice role
TV series, 1 episode
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Thomas "Tommy" Pervis Theatrical film
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Kid #2 Throwing Buckeyes
1993 The Wonder Years Guy TV series, 1 episode
1994 White Angel Kevin
1994-1996 Weird Science Matthew TV series, Recurring guest star; 4 episodes, (final television appearance)


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