Steve Viksten

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Steve Viksten
Stephen Lee Viksten

(1960-07-19)July 19, 1960
DiedJune 23, 2014(2014-06-23) (aged 53)
OccupationVoice actor, writer
Years active1985–2011

Stephen Lee "Steve" Viksten (July 19, 1960 – June 23, 2014) was an American television writer and voice actor who was best known for voicing the character Oskar Kokoshka on the Nickelodeon animated series Hey Arnold!. Viksten also wrote multiple episodes of Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Recess, Duckman and The Simpsons. Viksten's sole contribution to the latter, season 22's "Homer Scissorhands", was his final writing credit before his death.[1]

Early life[edit]

Viksten was born in Ventura, California on July 19, 1960. His father was the vice president of the local Sears. During his teenage years, Viksten's family moved to Arcadia, California, where Viksten became editor of Arcadia High School's newspaper. After graduating from Arcadia High School in 1978, Viksten attended several universities including the University of Missouri, UCLA, and Cal State Fullerton, though he did not obtain a bachelor's degree.[2]


Viksten died on June 23, 2014 at age 53 of an intracranial hemorrhage. He never married nor had any kids. The TV film Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, released three years later, was dedicated to his memory.[3]


  1. ^ "Hey Arnold!". Hey Arnold!. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
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  3. ^ "Steve Viksten Dead: 'Hey Arnold!' Voice Actor Dies At 54". June 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-29.

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