John Paragon

John Paragon

Highest Rated: 87% Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Lowest Rated: 50% 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



67% 46% Elvira's Haunted Hills Writer - 2002
73% 58% 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
50% 65% Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Screenwriter $4.1M 1988
No Score Yet 77% The Frog Prince Ribbit/Prince Of Freedly (Character) - 1986
87% 79% Pee-wee's Big Adventure Movie Lot Actor (Character) $40.9M 1985
No Score Yet 47% Pandemonium Prisoner (Character) - 1982
86% 72% Eating Raoul Sex Shop Salesman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 63% Things Are Tough All Over Red Carpet Man No. 1 (Character) - 1982


91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Bokar (Guest Star) 1999
89% 93% Seinfeld Cedric (Guest Star) 1995 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pee-wee's Playhouse Jambi/Pterri (Character) 1986-1990
87% 93% Cheers Grif Palmer (Guest Star) 1987