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      John Paragon

      John Paragon

      Highest Rated: 88% Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

      Lowest Rated: 56% Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

      Birthday: Dec 9, 1954

      Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, USA

      John Paragon was an actor who graced the silver screen many times throughout his Hollywood career. Paragon had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie" (1980) with Cheech Marin, "Pandemonium" (1982) and "Eating Raoul" (1982) with Paul Bartel. He appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Pee-wee Herman Show" (HBO, 1981-82) and "The Fact" (CBS, 1982-83). Paragon also provided his talents as a voice actor for "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" (ABC, 1979-1986). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the comedy adventure "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" (1985) with Paul Reubens, the Susan Dey comedy "Echo Park" (1986) and the Elvira comedy "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" (1988). He also appeared in the comedy "UHF" (1989) with Weird Al Yankovic. Paragon had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties, including "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" (1992), "Ring of the Musketeers" with David Hasselhoff (1993) and "Twin Sitters" with David Paul (1995). His credits also expanded to "It's My Party" (1996) and "The Rich Man's Wife" (1996) starring Halle Berry. Paragon most recently appeared in "The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway" (HBO, 2010-11). John Paragon died in April of 2021 of unknown causes.

      Highest rated movies

      Pee-wee's Big Adventure
      Eating Raoul



      69% 45% Elvira's Haunted Hills Writer - 2002
      73% 64% Encounter in the Third Dimension Original Music $7.2M 1998
      No Score Yet 59% Twin Sitters Director - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of the Musketeers Director,
      - 1994
      No Score Yet 40% Double Trouble Director - 1991
      56% 66% Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Screenwriter $4.1M 1988
      No Score Yet 76% The Frog Prince Ribbit/Prince Of Freedly (Character) - 1986
      88% 79% Pee-wee's Big Adventure Movie Lot Actor (Character) $40.9M 1985
      86% 71% Eating Raoul Sex Shop Salesman (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 63% Things Are Tough All Over Red Carpet Man No. 1 (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 45% Pandemonium Prisoner (Character) - 1982


      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Bokar (Guest Star) 1999
      89% 92% Seinfeld Cedric (Guest Star) 1995 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pee-wee's Playhouse Jambi/Pterri (Character) 1986-1990
      87% 94% Cheers Grif Palmer (Guest Star) 1987