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Overview (3)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Troutville, Virginia, USA  (undisclosed)
Birth NameAdrian Joseph Cronauer

Mini Bio (1)

Adrian Cronauer was born on September 8, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Adrian Joseph Cronauer. He was an actor, known for Street Fighter (1994), Home from the War: The Voices of Vietnam (2009) and Radio Star - die AFN-Story (1995). He was married to Jeanne Steppe Muse. He died on July 18, 2018 in Troutville, Virginia, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Jeanne Steppe Muse (18 October 1980 - 4 May 2016)  (her death)

Trivia (8)

Legendary radio DJ who was portrayed by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).
One of the founding members of WPGH (now WPTS-FM) at the University of Pittsburgh in 1957.
He was a brother of Pi Kappa Phi national fraternity.
Was a member of Mensa.
Touring with a mobile Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and helping bring POWs/MIAs home as part of the Pentagon's POW/MIA program. When he's not touring, he works in the program's headquarters in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. [2003]
The depiction of him in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) is a fictionalized portrayal. A number of Robin Williams's monologues in the movie would have gotten Cronauer court-martialed in real life. Also, the movie depicts Cronauer as left-leaning. In reality, he was a registered Republican who supported Bob Dole and George W. Bush for US President.
He voiced TV and radio commercials, owned his own ad agency, managed a radio station, was program director of a TV station, and was a TV news anchorman. He taught broadcasting at the university level and wrote a textbook on radio & TV announcing.
He attended the University of Pittsburgh and American University, then enlisted in the Air Force as a radio-TV production specialist. Later in life, he studied media law at the University of Pennsylvania law school and had a second career as an attorney and Pentagon advisor.

Personal Quotes (1)

Goooood morning Vietnam!

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