John Kassir

He's an actor and a stand-up comic and has done voiceovers for numerous video games and animations, but it's the punning voice belonging to the Crypt Keeper, who spent seven seasons introducing "Tales from the Crypt" ... Read more »
Born: 10/23/1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (119)

Hot in Cleveland 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Minions 2015 (Movie)

(Voice)

NCIS 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Donner Pass 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack The Giant Slayer 2013 (Movie)

General Fallon's Small Head (Actor)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

Crazy Smurf (Voice)

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Boston Common 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brotherly Love 1995 - 1996, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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In Living Color 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Love Boat: The Next Wave 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Job 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

Crazy Smurf (Voice)

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monster Mutt 2009 (Movie)

Pet Shop Pete (Actor)

Race to Witch Mountain 2009 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

(Voice)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Charmed 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

As Told By Ginger 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

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Joan of Arcadia 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rocket Power 1999 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Rocket Power: Reggie's Big (Beach) Break 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Grounded For Life 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philly 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Squirrel (Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

New Tales From the Cryptkeeper 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween Homes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh Yeah! Cartoons! 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Tale of Tillie's Dragon 1998 (Movie)

of the Dragon (Voice)

Team Knight Rider 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Earthworm Jim 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Eek!Stravaganza 1992 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Johnnytime 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Rhodes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fatal Caper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

of the Crypt Keeper (Voice)

Encino Woman 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

Rancor Guard at Intercom (Actor)

Tales From the Cryptkeeper 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Casper 1995 (Movie)

of the Crypt Keeper (Voice)

Doctor of Horror 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Frankenstein Sings 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pocahontas 1995 (Movie)

of Meeko (Voice)

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

of the Crypt Keeper (Voice)

Arabian Nights 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Came the Dawn 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Creep Course 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Death of Some Salesmen 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Eek! The Cat Christmas Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Forever Ambergris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

House of Horror 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

People Who Live in Brass Hearses 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Two For the Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Well-Cooked Hams 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Werewolf Concerto 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

1st & Ten: In Your Face! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Abra Cadaver 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Carrion Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Dead Wait 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Loved to Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Mournin' Mess 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

None But the Lonely Heart 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Split Second 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

The Trap 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Vidiots 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

'Til Death 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

1st & Ten: Do It Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Cutting Cards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Dead Right 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Fitting Punishment 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

For Cryin' Out Loud 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Four-Sided Triangle 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Judy, You're Not Yourself Today 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Korman's Kalamity 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Lower Berth 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Mute Witness to Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

My Brother's Keeper 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Television Terror 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The Sacrifice 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The Secret 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The Thing From the Grave 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ventriloquist's Dummy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Three's a Crowd 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

FM 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Only Sin Deep 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

As Ye Sow (TV Show)

Voice

Food For Thought (TV Show)

Voice

McBride: Tune In For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Oil's Well That Ends Well (TV Show)

Voice

Reefer Madness (TV Show)

Actor

Spoiled (TV Show)

Voice

TV 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Hall of Fame II (TV Show)

Voice

The Three Stooges (TV Show)

Actor

What's Cookin'? (TV Show)

Voice
Sound (3)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Voice(Skywalker Sound) (Sound)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

The Last Exorcism 2010 (Movie)

Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

Biography

He's an actor and a stand-up comic and has done voiceovers for numerous video games and animations, but it's the punning voice belonging to the Crypt Keeper, who spent seven seasons introducing "Tales from the Crypt" (HBO, 1989-1996), for which John Kassir is best known. Beyond his ghoulish fame, however, Kassir has worked on numerous films and television shows including "The Looney Tunes Show" (Cartoon Network, 2011- ), "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013), and "Smurfs 2" (2013).

Relationships

Julie Benz Actor

Wife
Married May 30, 1998 Divorced in May 2008

EDUCATION

Towson State University

Milestones

1989

Cast as the Crypt Keeper on "Tales from the Crypt"

1987

Landed a recurring role on HBO's "1st & Ten"

1985

Beat Rosie O'Donnell and Sinbad as a stand-up comedian on "Star Search"

Bonus Trivia

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Read "Tales from the Crypt" comic books as a child.

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Practiced voiceovers with friends doing morning announcements on the intercom as a high school student

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On his marriage to Julie Benz: "We're one of the few couples you'll find that have trading cards and action figures made after us." -from BBC, Sept. 2005

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