Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Autovolt 127, May 17, 2015.
He was one of my favorite voice actors. Oddly enough, I love hearing him call people Mac.
RIP, dude. At least he doesn't have to keep suffering through Alzheimer's, a terrible disease (which presumably prevented him from attending cons and meeting fans).
I loved his work as KUP. It's hard to find new VAs to replicate that level of talent.
Agreed, Alzheimers is horrible, I have close experience with it. People may live a long time with little quality of life and the toll it takes on care givers is just as bad. Always loved thundercrackers voice and kup, didn't know he did those. Thanks for bringing life into those characters, really enjoyed them.
You guys were so lucky to have had an opportunity to meet him. I wish I could have had the chance.
There are still a fair few Gen1 voice actors left alive, but the list of those who have passed is growing.
Roger C. Carmel - Bruticus, Cyclonus, Motormaster, Unicron (post movie)
Phillip Clark - Dead End, Tantrum, Abdul Fakkadi, Auggie Cahnay
Rege Cordic - Menasor, Quintesson Judge (movie)
Scatman Crothers - Jazz
Walker Edmiston - Inferno
Ron Feinberg - Headstrong
Ron Gans - Dragstrip
Linda Gary - Chromia
Ed Gilbert - Blitzwing, Thrust, Shawn Berger
Jim Gosa - Abominus
Johnny Haymer - Highbrow, Swindle, Vortex
Buster Jones - Blaster
Stan Jones - Scourge, Pounce, Weirdwolf, Lord Zarak
Casey Kasem - Bluestreak, Cliffjumper, Dr Archeville, Teletran 1
Aron Kincaid - Sky Lynx
Bert Kramer - Computron
Chris Latta - Starscream, Defensor, Reflector, Skullcruncher, Wheeljack, Sparkplug, Snake
Don Messick - Gears, Ratchet, Scavenger
Jeff McKay - Fireflight
Leonard Nimoy - Galvatron (movie)
Tony Pope - Wreck-Gar (post movie)
Ken Sansom - Hound
Tony St James - Blot, Brawl, Cutthroat
Robert Stack - Ultra Magnus (movie)
John Stephenson - Huffer, Windcharger, Thundercracker, Alpha Trion, Kup (post movie)
Lionel Stander - Kup (movie)
Orson Welles - Unicron (movie)
We certainly need to get the most out of those still alive, from convention appearances... as we have now lost two who have been guests at a Transformers convention, and many are at an age that they aren't likely to appear at another one.
So if you have the chance to get to a Convention with a Voice Actor who did a character you liked, don't leave it until later (for a closer location) and then regret missing them when they go. (and petition convention organizers to chase up VAs that haven't been a guest yet at any Transformers convention)
Mr Stephenson - you have bought much fun in many of our cartoon childhoods, and my condolences to your family!
R.I.P. Mr Stephenson! Thundercracker was my first transformer. Thanks for all the fond childhood memories.
I'm so sorry to hear this, he will be missed
Thanks for the memories!
Very sad news Kup was one of my favorite G1 characters RIP John Stephenson.
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