John Winfield Stephenson

John Winfield Stephenson
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John Winfield Stephenson

John Winfield Stephenson (August 9, 1923 – May 15, 2015) was an American actor, most active in voice-over roles. During the 1980s, he performed on various cartoons of the period such as G.I. Joe, The Smurfs, Galaxy High, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series and Bionic Six. He voiced Huffer, Windcharger, Thundercracker, and Alpha Trion from the 1980s hit TV series The Transformers, and took over the role of Kup for the show's third season (the character was voiced by Lionel Stander in The Transformers: The Movie). In 1987, he reprised Fancy-Fancy in Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats in which he also replaced Allen Jenkins as the voice of Officer Dibble for that movie. He also provided the voice of Professor X in Pryde of the X-Men (he had previously played X-Men nemesis Magneto during the character's appearance in the 1970s Fantastic Four). He also voiced Oompo and The Dirigible Captain in Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland. He had a small role in The Romance of Betty Boop as the African-American announcer who appears in a small scene at Uncle Mischa's Club Bubbles and the opening sequence.


  • Stephenson died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 91 on May 15, 2015. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter and a granddaughter.


  • He has also been credited as John Stevenson.

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