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Friday, July 24, 2020

Happy birthday, John Navin, Jr.!

A lot happened on July 24, and as much as I would love to pay tribute to birthday gal Lynda Carter (sigh), I think we at BOTNS should salute one of the absolute stars of a previous season: John P. Navin Jr., one of the greatest young weisenheimers in screen history.



We enjoyed his performance as Ox in Silver Spoons, and we salute the now-retired Mr. Navin on his birthday.  Where is he now? Well, no one seems to know.  A 2016 Screen Rant piece reports:

Navin seems to have left show business entirely. His last credited work is in the 1993 TV movie Class of '61. He maintains no online presence (at least under his real name) and gives no interviews related to Vacation. An extensive search for information as to his current whereabouts yields no leads whatsoever, aside from a spurious anecdote about him being spotted in a Philadelphia bar a couple years back.

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