John William Cann

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

With his stage name, there were many movies and TV shows that I remember.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 23, 2019 04:08 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I am sure giving up my age since I watched all of these. Have a wonderful long weekend and don't forget our service men and women.

May 23, 2019 04:23 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had NO idea about this actor.  See, I keep learning from you.  Thanks A

May 23, 2019 04:40 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. You provided good hints for my scientific wild ass guess. Like Donald Urschalitz watched them all! Enjoy your day.

May 23, 2019 04:41 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I didn’t realize that Robert Conrad was the voice behind Rocky and Bullwinkle. You’ll learn something new every day, James Dray 

May 23, 2019 06:54 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Oh, I know that stage name....nice piece of info on him...

May 23, 2019 06:55 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I certainly do recognize that name. Good one.

May 23, 2019 06:59 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - many people of the greatest generation who were in Hollywood also served in combat in WWII.

May 23, 2019 07:05 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - a nice bit of history about William Conrad.  

May 23, 2019 08:56 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I had to go and look him up, James Dray - I couldn't picture him.  I absolutely remember him once I saw his pic.

May 23, 2019 02:27 PM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I used to watch his show Cannon. I knew he was a talented actor but he accomplished so much more.

May 23, 2019 03:38 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I am familiar with his name and some of the shows he was in. 

May 23, 2019 06:45 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I remeber watching reruns of the Rifleman and loved it as a kid, Endre

May 23, 2019 11:50 PM #13
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James William Conrad, I did not know he did Rocky and Bullwinkle and so much more.


May 25, 2019 08:12 AM #14
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