John William Cann Jr., was born in Louisville, Kentucky back in 1920, to John Sr., and Ida Mae. His parents owned a movie theatre, so he grew up watching a lot of movies. When he was in high school the family moved to Southern California. He majored in drama and literature at Fullerton College.
During WWII, he served as a fighter pilot, when he was discharged he had moved up the ranks to captain. He also served as a producer-director of the Armed Forces Radio Service. He estimated he played more than 7,500 roles during his radio career. While his main focus was radio he also was successful with movie and TV shows. He was the voice for the animated Rocky and Bullwinkle series from 1959-1964. In 1960, he directed episodes of The Rifleman Bat Masterson, Route 66 and others to name a few. He died in 1994 from congestive heart failure.
While you may not recognize his given name surely, you’ll recognize his stage name William Conrad.
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