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There were a lot of names involved in Shep's life, some were real and some were characters created for his stories, and some are uncertain. Below is a listing and any information available.

* R - Real Person / F - Fictitious Person / U - Uncertain

Thanks to Rich Badagliacca for his listing of many of the entries and Steve Glazer for filling in many of the blanks.

Who played Who?

Here's a matrix of who played the major characters in all the movies
Professionals and Celebrities inspired by Shep
A.K.A. Notes: Notes Name Relationship
U Notes ??? , Ockie
Tom Chintis
R Notes Chintis, Tom Classmate
Lt. Col. Abercrombie
U Notes Abercrombie Army Officer
U Notes Abernathie Company K - Army Soldier
Eileen Ackers
R Notes Ackers, Eileen Classmate
George Ade
R Notes Ade, George
Esther Jane Albery
R Notes Albery, Esther Jane Classmate
Dorothy Anderson
R Notes Anderson, Dorothy Girlfriend, major character
Mr Anderson
R Notes Anderson, Jesse Gas Station Owner
Johnny Anderson
R Notes Anderson, John Stanley Brother of Dorothy
Charlie Apperson
F Notes Apperson, Charlie alias
Pearl Arauz
R Notes Arauz, Pearl Classmate
Chuck Atwood
U Notes Atwood, Chuck Kid
Aunt Glen
R Notes Shepherd, Glenna L Aunt Family
Cousin Arline
R Notes Von Beulwitz, Arline Hope Crazy Cousin Family
Cousin Joyce
R Notes Von Beulwitz, Joyce Gloria Cousin Family
U Notes ??? , Buddy Cousin Family
Miss Bailey
R Notes Bailey, Alice Rebecca Teacher - 7th grade science
Roger Beanblossom
U Notes Beanblossom, Roger Classmate
Melvin Beegee
R Notes Beegee, Melvin Kid
Daphne Bigelow
R Notes Bigelow, Daphne Character - Classmate
U Notes Birnbaum Army
Miss Bleifeld
U Notes Bleifeld Teacher - Hammond High
Miss Bodkin
U Notes Bodkin Teacher
Iona Pearl Bodkin
U Notes Bodkin, Iona Pearl
Bodkin Family
U Notes Bodkin Family Neighbors
Ira Bodkins
U Notes Bodkins, Ira Army
Miss Bonar
R Notes Bonar, Evelyn M Teacher - 4th Grade
Miss Breyfogol
R Notes Breyfogal, Ruth Sixth Grade Teacher
Leigh Brown
R Notes Brown, Leigh Shep's Producer / Wife Family
Mr Bruner
U Notes Bruner Sr, Ralf Shep's Neighbor on Cleveland Street
Ralf Bruner
R Notes Bruner, Jr, Ralf Childhood friend
Senator Bullard
F Notes Bullard Senator
"Butch" Bullard
F Notes Bullard, "Butch" "Sportscaster"
Mr Bullard
U Notes Bullard, C.G. "Fang" Station Boss
Delbert Bumpus
R Notes Bumpus, Delbert Character - Neighborhood kid
Emil Bumpus
R Notes Bumpus, Emil Character - Neighbor
Miss Bundy
R Notes Bundy, Miriam L. Teacher - Kindergarten
U Notes ??? , Charlie Grandpa Family
U Notes ??? , Cletus Army
Lt. Cherry
U Notes Cherry Army Officer
Josephine Cosnowski
U Notes Cosnowski, Josephine Classmate
Aunt Clara
R Notes Heinrichs, Clara M Shep's Aunt Family
U Notes ??? , Dolores Kid
Stinky Davis
F Notes Davis, Stinky Character
Mr. Diercks
R Notes Diercks, William H. Band Instructor and Music Teacher
Harold / Grover Dill
U Notes Dill, Harold / Grover Kid bully
Lug Ditka
U Notes Ditka, Lug Classmate - bully
George Doppler
R Notes Doppler, George Edward Kid
Jake Doppler
U Notes Doppler, Jake Kid - band
Mr. Doppler
U Notes Doppler, Leopold Theatre manager
Wilbur Duckworth
F Notes Duckworth, Wilbur School Band Leader
Jeanette Dumbrowsky
U Notes Dumbrowsky, Jeanette Classmate
Ernie Dunker
R Notes Dunker, Ernie Classmate
U Notes Dye Army
R Notes Shepherd, Daphne Shep's dog
Mrs Easter
R Notes Easter, Marie Town Librarian
Mr. Easton
R Notes Easton Teacher - Hammond High
Claude Eaton
R Notes Eaton, Claude Kid
Roswell T Edwards
R Notes Edwards, Roswell T Army
U Notes Elkins Army
Melvin Emde
R Notes Emde, Melvin Neighbor's son
U Notes ??? , Flora Grandma
Friendly Fred
U Notes ??? , Fred Used Car Salesman
Johnny Falk
U Notes Falk, Johnny Kid - Model builder
Heine Falpul
U Notes Falpul, Heine friend from Chicago
Scut Farkas
F Notes Farkus, Albert "Scut" Kid - bully
U Notes Ferguson Mill guy
Miss Fife
R Notes Fife, Maude Estelle Day Teacher - 8th Grade
R Notes Flickinger, Jack Best Friend
Gil Galambus
R Notes Galambus, Gilbert George Ham Radio Contact
Ray Galambus
R Notes Galambus, Raymond George Kid
R Notes Gasser, Herbert Army
U Notes Gertz Friend of Old Man
U Notes Gloria Girlfriend - Date
U Notes Goldberg Army
U Notes Goldwater Army
U Notes Goldworm Army
Dr. Goodman
U Notes Goodman, Dr. Dentist
Mr Gordon
R Notes Gordon, Vern A. Scoutmaster
Chester Gotch
U Notes Gotch, Chester Mill Guy
Miss Graves
R Notes Graves, Dorothy Teacher
Waldo Grebb
U Notes Grebb, Waldo Character
U Notes Harold 2nd Cousin Family
Charlie Harrison
U Notes Harrison, Charlie Mill Guy
Wanda Hickey
U Notes Hickey, Wanda Character
Miss Holt
R Notes Holt, Martha Teacher - Grades 5A and 5B
Mr. Huffine
R Notes Huffine, Karl B. High school football coach
Jane Hutchinson
R Notes Hutchinson, Jane Elizabeth Kid - 1st love
Mickey Isley
R Notes Isley, Mickey Musician
Miss Jacobs
R Notes Jacobs, Clyde Lyndall Wife of Mr Spencer and Teacher
Mr. Jenkins
U Notes Jenkins Teacher
Pearl Johnson
U Notes Johnson, Pearl Kid
Alex Josway
R Notes Josway, Alex Kid
Aunt Kate
R Notes Heinrichs, Kathryn Edith Shep's Aunt Family
Robert Kaplow
R Notes Kaplow, Robert Author / Teacher
Mrs. Kissel
U Notes Kissel, Emily Character
Ludlow Kissel
U Notes Kissel, Ludlow Character
Sgt. Kowalski
U Notes Kowalski Army - Sergeant
Aunt Louise
R Notes ??? , Louise H Shep's Aunt Family
Larry Bird
R Notes Bird, Larry Shep's pet parrot
Miss Flora Larsen
U Notes Larsen, Flora Teacher
Bob Leder
R Notes Leder, Bob Boss
Chester Lefkovitz
U Notes Lefkovitz, Chester Teacher - Math Prof
Alic Longnecker
U Notes Longnecker, Alice Kid
Aunt Mabel
U Notes ??? , Mabel Shep's Aunt Family
Aunt Mary
U Notes ??? , Mary Shep's Aunt Family
Aunt Min
R Notes Heinrichs, Minnie Shep's Aunt Family
Mr. Maas
U Notes Maas Boss
James Magruder
R Notes Magruder, James Playwright and novelist
Freddie Martin
U Notes Martin, Freddie Kid
Mr. Matson
R Notes Matson, Stuart Wardell Teacher - Hammond High
Clara Mae
U Notes Mattingly, Clara Mae Classmate
Mr. Mattingly
R Notes Mattingly, John T. Local grocery store owner
Barbara Mattoon Shepherd
R Notes Mattoon, Barbara Shep's 1st wife Family
Mrs. Mattson
R Notes Mattson, Hazel A School Staff
Miss McCullough
R Notes McCullough, H Teacher - Hammond High
Mr. Melton
R Notes Melton, John Douglas Band Director
Miss Meno
R Notes Meno, Eva Lena Teacher - 1st Grade McKinley
Irene Morton
U Notes Morton, Irene Kid
Jack Morton
U Notes Morton, Jack Classmate
Rosella Morton
U Notes Morton, Rosella Kid
Georgette Mosbacher
R Notes Mosbacher, Georgette brother Randy's step daughter Family
Mr Chuckie
F Notes Mr. Chuckie Character
Cousin Chuck
R Notes Musson, Charles August Shep's Cousin Family
Cousin Merle
R Notes Musson, Merle Shep's Cousin Family
U Notes ??? , Nancy Date
U Notes Nash Army
Don Neff
R Notes Neff, Don Kid
Miss Nelson
R Notes Nelson, Rose Teacher - 2nd Grade
Lois Nettleton
R Notes Nettleton, Lois Wife Family
Miss Norton
R Notes Norton, Anabel Principal - Warren G Harding
Gerald O'Malley
U Notes O'Malley, Gerald Kid
Og and Charlie
F Notes Og and Charlie Characters
Miss Ogalthorpe
U Notes Ogalthorpe, Miss Teacher at Morton School
U Notes ??? , Parsons Army
U Notes ??? , Petey Pet Canary
Miss Parke
R Notes Parke, Flora Alice Teacher - 1st Grade Harding
Ralph Parker
F Notes Parker, Ralph Character
Randy Parker
F Notes Parker, Randy Character
Miss Parsons
U Notes Parsons Teacher - Hammond High
Mr. Paswinski
U Notes Paswinski, Frank Esso station owner
Mr. Pittenger
R Notes Pittenger Teacher - Hammond High
Mr. Pulaski
U Notes Pulaski Storekeeper
Mr. Raimey
U Notes Raimey
Clinton Raleigh
U Notes Raleigh, Clinton Kid - nemisis
Miss Reeder
R Notes Reeder, Crystal Teacher - Hammond High
Patty Remaley
R Notes Remaley, Patty Classmate
Mr. Richardson
R Notes Richardson, Olney Energy ("O. E.") Shep's boss in early broadcast days
Jack Robertson
R Notes Robertson, Jack Kid
Miss Robinette
R Notes Robinette, Marion Teacher - 6th Grade
Captain Robinson
U Notes Robinson Army
Ernie Roller
U Notes Roller, Ernie Kid
Gurley Roller
U Notes Roller, Gurley Kid
Stanley Ashton Roper
R Notes Roper, Stanley Ashton Kid
Mr. Ruggles
U Notes Ruggles
Mr. Rupp
R Notes Rupp Assistant H.S. Principal
Boles Rutkowky
R Notes Rutkowski, Boles Stanley Kid
Mr. Ryerson
U Notes Ryerson Teacher - Chemistry Prof
Mr. Sanderson
U Notes Sanderson School Staff
Private Sanderson
U Notes Sanderson Army
Betty Schmidt
U Notes Schmidt, Betty Kid - Randy's gal
Emily Schwartz
R Notes Schwartz, Emily Parent
Paul Schwartz
R Notes Schwartz, Paul L. R. Friend
Miss M.L. Scott
R Notes Scott, Mary Louise Teacher - Hammond High
Mr. Seddlemeyer
R Notes Seddlemeyer Teacher - Hammond High
Warren Selkie
U Notes Selkie, Warren Kid
Fred Shaugnessey
U Notes Shaugnessey, Fred Kid
Adrian Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Adrian Shep's daughter Family
Anne Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Anne Shep's Mother Family
Dee Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Dorothy "Dee" Shep's sister-in-law Family
Emmitt E. Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Emmitt E. Shep's Grandfather Family
Flora E. Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Flora E. Shep's Grandmother Family
Glen Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Glen Jean Shep's half brother Family
Paul K. Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Paul Kenneth Shep's Uncle Family
Randall Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Randall Shep's son from 2nd marriage Family
Randy Shepherd
R Notes Shepherd, Randall G Shep's Younger Brother Family
The Old Man
R Notes Shepherd, Sr, Jean P Shep's Father Family
Miss Shields
R Notes Shields, Ruth Esther Teacher - 2nd Grade
Jack Simonson
U Notes Simonson, Jack Kid
Scut Simonson
U Notes Simonson, Scut Kid
Billy Singleton
U Notes Singleton, Billy Kid
Tom Slade
U Notes Slade, Tom Kid - Eagle Scout
"Dr." Slicker
U Notes Slicker, "Dr" Character
Miss Smith
U Notes Smith Teacher - 6th Grade
Dorothy Smith
R Notes Smith, Dorothy Frances "Dottie" Kid
Snuffy Smith
U Notes Smith, Snuffy Kid
Stinky Smith
U Notes Smith, Stinky Kid
Miss Snyder
R Notes Snyder Teacher - Hammond High
Mrs. Snyder
U Notes Snyder Neighbor
Miss Sparks
U Notes Sparks Teacher - Hammond High
Mr Spencer
R Notes Spencer, Carl A. Principal - Morton
Mr. Spohn
R Notes Spohn, A. L. Principal - High School
U Notes Stanek Mill Guy
Miss Stanley
U Notes Stanley, Miss Swimming Teacher
Dr Frederick Stock
R Notes Stock, Dr. Frederick
Dawn Strickland
R Notes Strickland, Dawn Aliene Childhood crush
Lawrence Stryker
U Notes Stryker, Lawrence Neighbor across street
Mrs Stryker
U Notes Stryker, Mrs Neighbor across street
David Susskind
R Notes Susskind, David Producer
U Notes Szymanski Army
Troop Train Ernie
U Notes ??? , Ernie Army buddy
Great Aunt Theresa
U Notes ??? , Theresa Great Aunt Family
Aunt Theresa
R Notes Heinrichs, Theresa Marie Shep's Aunt Family
Elmer Tuttlebarber
U Notes Tuttlebarber, Elmer Preacher
Bobby Twyman
R Notes Twyman, Robert Wickliff Kid next door - Kindergarten
Uncle Emil
U Notes ??? , Emil Shep's Uncle Family
Uncle Tom
R Notes Manning, Thomas John Shep's Uncle Family
Uncle Charles
R Notes Musson, Charles Michael Shep's Uncle Family
Uncle Carl
R Notes Peterson, Carl Theodore Shep's Uncle Family
Uncle Al
R Notes Von Beulwitz, Alfred August Shep's Uncle Family
Uncle Fred
R Notes Von Beulwitz, Frederick Frank Herman Shep's Uncle Family
Tommy Van Hoose
R Notes Van Hoose, Tommy Kid - Neighbor
Joan Laverne Warner
R Notes Warner, Joan Laverne Shep's 2nd wife Family
U Notes Watkins Army buddy
Helen Weathers
U Notes Weathers, Helen Classmate
Bobby "the operator"
R Notes Weiss, Robert Brent Character - Kid
"Sam" Weller
R Notes Weller, Larue Bolling
Mr Wilson
R Notes Wilson Teacher - Hammond High
U Notes Wilson Army Buddy
Doc Wismer
U Notes Wismer Steel Mill Worker
Chester Woczniewski
U Notes Woczniewski, Chester Character
Casmir Woczniewski
U Notes Wocznowski, Casmir Character
Stosh Wozniak
U Notes Wozniak, Stosh Kid
R Notes Zero Flick's Dog
U Notes Zinsmeister, Carl Army Buddy
R Notes Zudock, Frank Old Man's Boss