Still Toking With
Season 1
8 months ago

S4E27 - Still Toking with Eddie Deezen (Actor & Voice Actor)

Mandark from Dexters laboratory is in the house

Episode Notes

S4E27 -- Join us as we dive into the mind of the great Eddie Deezen. He'll take us on his journey from "Grease" to "War Games" and beyond Edward Harry Deezen (born March 6, 1957) is a former American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as "nerd" characters in films including Grease, Grease 2, Midnight Madness, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1941, and WarGames. He has had larger starring roles in independent films such as Surf II, Mob Boss, Beverly Hills Vamp, and Teenage Exorcist. Deezen is also a prolific voice actor, whose more notable characters include Mandark in the Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory, Snipes the Magpie in Rock-a-Doodle, Ned in Kim Possible, and the Know-It-All Kid in The Polar Express. NEWS FLASH You can now purchase Toking with the Dead full novel here https://a.co/d/7uypgZo https://www.barnesandnoble.com/.../toking.../1143414656... You can see all your past favorite episodes now streaming on https://redcoraluniverse.com/ OR Show your support by purchasing FB stars. Send stars to the stars fb.com/stars


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