Saturday, March 31, 2012


Actor Warren Stevens has passed away. He was of a handful of actors I tended to group together as being cold, efficient, ruthless - Peter Mark Richman, H.M. Wynant being two of the others.

For the first year of 'Bracken's World', Stevens provided the voice of the studio owner, John Bracken. By the second year, he was replaced by Leslie Nielsen when the producers wanted to bring the character out into the open. But that doesn't negate his contribution to the series. 

Bracken must have had throat surgery which altered his voice. Since he was never seen, we have to accept that even though we were listening to Warren Stevens, it was Leslie Nielsen who was talking over those intercoms.

He also co-starred with Philip Carey in 'Tales Of The Bengal Lancers', but it was his many guest starring roles for which Warren Stevens should be remembered in Toobworld. (For the Cineverse? Definitely for "Forbidden Planet".)

Many of the characters he added to the Tele-Folks Directory could be found in the following shows:

"The Twilight Zone"
"Falcon Crest"
"Mr. Wizard's World"
"Quincy M.E."
"The New Adventures of Wonder Woman"
"Police Story"
"Mobile One"
"Marcus Welby, M.D."
"Get Christie Love!"
"Police Woman"
"Griff" (1 episode)
"O'Hara, U.S. Treasury"
"Mod Squad"
"The Name of the Game"
"Bracken's World" (26 episodes )
"Land of the Giants"
"Star Trek"
"Mission: Impossible"
"The Time Tunnel"
"The Big Valley"
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
"I Spy"
"Honey West"
"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
"The Outer Limits"

This is just a sampling of the roles he contributed to Toobworld. For a complete list, click here.

Good night and may God bless, Warren Stevens.....


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