Carl Steven

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Carl Steven
CarlSteven.jpg
Steven as an adult c.2009
Born Carlo Steven Krakoff
(1974-11-04)November 4, 1974
Glendale, California, U.S.
Died July 31, 2011(2011-07-31) (aged 36)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Cause of death
Heroin overdose
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981–1996
Notable credit(s) The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
as Franklin/Pig-Pen
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
as Freddy Jones
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
as Tommy Pervis

Carlo Steven Krakoff[1] (November 4, 1974 – July 31, 2011), professionally known as Carl Steven, was a American child actor. He was a native of Glendale, California.

As a boy, he appeared in a number of television series and films, with recurring roles on Webster, Punky Brewster, Out of This World, and Weird Science.[2] Steven also appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) as a young Spock and in a minor role in Disney's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).[2] He provided the voice of a young Fred Jones for four seasons on the Hanna-Barbera animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.[2]

Personal life[edit]

As an adult, Steven retired from acting. He became addicted to prescription medications after a tonsillectomy, and stole to support his addiction.[3] Steven was sentenced to 13 years in prison for armed robbery in 2010.

Death[edit]

Steven died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 36, of a heroin overdose while in prison in Tucson, Arizona.[4][5]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Little House on the Prairie Jess Miles TV series, 1 episode
1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Raphael TV film
1983 Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! Unknown role TV film
1983 Quincy M.E. Chris TV series, 1 episode
1983 Matt Houston Young Matt TV series, 1 episode
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Young Spock Theatrical film
1985 Teen Wolf Whistle boy
1986 "Diff'rent Strokes" Kurt TV Series, 1 episode 1985 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Franklin
Pig-Pen
Voice role
1 season
1985 The Hugga Bunch Andrew Severson TV film
1986 Fluppy Dogs Jamie Bingham Voice role
TV film
1987 Family Comedy Hour Unknown role TV special
1987 Punky Brewster Joey Deaton TV series, 3 episodes
1988-1991 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Fred Jones Voice role
TV series, 30 episodes
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Thomas "Tommy" Pervis Theatrical film
1993 The Wonder Years Guy TV series, 1 episode
1994-1996 Weird Science Matthew TV series, Recurring guest star; 4 episodes

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