A prolific voiceover actor who had a role on the classic animated show “The Flintstones” has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Stephenson, the voice of Fred Flintstone’s boss Mr. Slate, died May 15 in Woodland Hills, Calif., after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91.
Stephenson “also worked as a narrator on the 1960s version of TV’s ‘Dragnet,’ revealing the verdicts and sentences at the end of each episode,” THR notes. He also voiced Fancy-Fancy on “Top Cat.”
The report adds: “Stephenson, a mainstay of the 1960s Hollywood cartoon factory Hanna-Barbera, also voiced characters for such shows as ‘Jonny Quest’ (as dad Benton Quest), ‘The Peter Potamus Show,’ ‘The Magilla Gorilla Show,’ ‘The Banana Splits Adventure Hour’ and several iterations of ‘Scooby-Doo.'”