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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
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]

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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]

DeathEdit

Steven died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 36, of a heroin overdose while in prison in Tucson, Arizona.[5][6]

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 Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown Pigpen
Franklin
Voice role
TV special
1985 Teen Wolf Whistle boy Theatrical film
1985 The Pumpkin Road Kids Earl
Peter
Voice role
1 season
1985 Happily Ever After Woody TV film
1985 The Hugga Bunch Andrew Severson TV film
1985 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Franklin Voice role
TV episode ("Sally's Sweet Babboo")
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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