John Stephenson (actor)

John Winfield Stephenson (born c.  1923/1924 – May 15, 2015) was an American actor, most active in voice-over roles.[1] He has also been credited as John Stevenson. Stephenson never gave any interviews and was rarely seen in public, although he did make an appearance at BotCon 2001.

John Stephenson
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Bornc.  1923/1924
DiedMay 15, 2015(2015-05-15) (aged 91–92)
Other namesJohn Stevenson
Occupation(s)Actor, voice actor
Years active1946–2010
Jean Elaine Irwin
(m. 1955)

Early life

Stephenson was from Kenosha, Wisconsin.[2] After serving in the United States Army Air Forces, as a gunner and radio operator, during World War II, John Stephenson took a course in speech and drama at Northwestern University and graduated with a theater degree before moving to Hollywood.[2][3]


Stephenson died of Alzheimer's disease, aged 91[2] on May 15, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, their two children (a son and a daughter) and a granddaughter.[3]



Video games/Misc.

  • The Flintstones: Wacky Inventions – Video short – Mr. Slate (1994)
  • Wacky Races – Video Game – Luke (2000)
  • Flintstones Bedrock Bowling – Video Game – Mr. Slate (2000)
  • Space Age Gadgets – Video Short – Jetsons Season 1 (2004)


  1. ^ Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004-12-01). The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 326–. ISBN 9781578066964. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Barnes, Mike (May 21, 2015). "John Stephenson, Voice of Mr. Slate on 'The Flintstones,' Dies at 91". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Schreiber, John (May 21, 2015). "Voice actor John Winfield Stephenson dead at 91". City News Service. Retrieved May 22, 2015.

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