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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
Carlo Steven Krakoff

(1974-11-04)November 4, 1974
DiedJuly 31, 2011(2011-07-31) (aged 36)
Cause of deathHeroin overdose
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1979–1996
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
Dawn Krakoff
(m. 1998; his death 2011)

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 in a live action portrayal), 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 – and only – 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.[5] He was married to Dawn Krakoff from 1998 until his death in 2011.[1] 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]


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
Voice role
TV special
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
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 appearance)


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  5. ^ "Cynthia Krakoff". Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2013-04-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Officials: Heroin killed Tucson inmate". Arizona Daily Star. October 28, 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2014.

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