John Hostetter was born on October 6, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York, and died on September 2, 2016.
He was an American actor, voice artist, and visual artist.
John Hostetter was perhaps best known for his role as John, the stage manager on the fictional ‘FYI’ newsmagazine, on the CBS sitcom, Murphy Brown, starring Candice Bergen.
He appeared as John in 62 of the series’ 247 episodes in all ten seasons from 1988 to 1998.
Also to Murphy Brown, Hostetter appeared in more than 100 film and television roles throughout his professional career.
And during 1971, John Hostetter co-starred with Christopher Reeves in a stage production of Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot.
Also to his long-running, recurring role as John the stage manager on 62 episodes of Murphy Brown, his televisions credits from the 1970s to 2000s also included Cagney & Lacey, Coach, The Golden Girls, Knight Rider, Matlock, Simon & Simon, NYPD Blue, JAG, Sheena, and T. J. Hooker.
John Hostetter’s filmography included parts in Into the Night (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), No Way Out (1987), Leonard Part 6 (1987), and Star Trek: Insurrection.
During 1985, he was cast as the voice of Bazooka on the popular animated series, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, which launched his voice acting career.
During 2001, John and his wife, Del, moved to Florida where he worked as a visual artist.
He died from cancer in Port Orange, Florida.
John Hostetter was survived by his wife of 40 years.
John Hostetter passed away at 69 years old.