SHERIFF JOHN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Sheriff John was born as John Rovick and became most well known for working as a host for a children's television show from 1952 through 1970 that aired on KTTV in Los Angeles. The series had two different names, "Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade" and "Sheriff John's Cartoon Time".
He first became involved in entertainment when he worked as a radio operator gunner in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He then found work as a radio announcer and slowly made his way into television.
His popular show always included the Pledge of Allegiance and reading a safety bulletin for the week. He always showed different cartoons, among the most popular being "Crusader Rabbit", and then would draw pictures that the viewers had requested. He also educated children on healthy eating habits and various safety tips. He would also take viewers requests for birthday wishes and would read out the children's names on the program, bring out a cake and sing a birthday song.
For his role he won an Emmy in 1952 and the show won Best Children's Program as well as another five nominations. After the series came to an end, Rovick retired from acting in 1981 and relocated to Boise, Idaho.
1952 Sheriff John's Cartoon Time
1952 Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade