John Paragon was an American writer, actor, and director. He was well known for playing a Jambi the Genie on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” has died at the age of 66. According to TMZ, The Riverside County Coroner John died back in April and the cause for the death is still unknown.
Following the news of John Paragon’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the Actor, with fans offering their condolences to his friends and family. One user tweeted “Sad to hear about the passing of John Paragon. Didn’t know much about them but their character Jambi the genie was a favorite of mine as a kid growing up through the ’80s. Goodbye old friend. Long live Jambi.” Another tweeted “I met John Paragon maybe 5 years ago. He was Jambi. Now he’s dead. We all will be someday, hopefully, some of you sooner than others. Rest in peace. John Paragon. I wish I could’ve gotten a newer photo with you after I stopped looking like a bum.” The user tweeted “#JohnParagon I am so sad to hear of the passing of John Paragon. I grew up watching him on Movie Macabre as Breather. Paragon was brilliant as Jambi!! He also co-wrote one of my all-time fav movies Elvira Mistress of the Dark! We lost a true comedic talent!!!.”. “Heartbreaking .. R.I.P John Paragon Always had so much fun when I would see him on Pee Wee’s PlayHouse and as I was growing up, always felt excited when he would be in a movie I was watching for the first time.” Another user said.
What was John Paragon Net Worth?
John Paragon was an American writer, actor, and director, he was born on December 9, 1954, in Anchorage, Alaska Territory, he was 66 years at the time of his death. He was well known for plying a Jambi the Genie on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,”. He started his career in an improvisation group based in Los Angeles The Groundlings alongside Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman. John collaborated with fellow Groundling Cassandra Peterson on numerous Elvira projects including an annoying caller, the recurring role of The Breather, and many more. Most recently, he was working with Walt Disney Imagineering, where he had an idea to improve performances at the Disney theme parks.
John also made appearances on “Seinfeld” and acted in movies including “The Frog Prince,” “Eating Raoul”, “Twin Sitters”, “Double Trouble”, “The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway”, “Elvira’s Haunted Hills”, “The Paragon of Comedy”, “Ring of the Musketeers”, “Echo Park”, “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie”, “Things Are Tough All Over”, “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid”, “Echo Park.” And many more. He worked with Paul Reubens in 1988, writing “Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special” way back, he earned an Emmy Award nomination for Best Writing in a Children’s Special.
The estimated Net Worth of John Paragon is between $1 Million to $2 Million USD.
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