Don Mason

Biography: Don Mason was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in September 1929.
In 1949, Don Mason started to work at Toronto's CKEY radio station as an announcer, where Lorne Green, Jack Bennett, and other outstanding radio personalities also worked and received rave recognition.
In 1951, Don Mason moved to Ottawa's CKOY radio station. On June 11, 1951, the Flash newspaper made the following statement: "CKEYer Don Mason...now with CKOY, Ottawa...nothing against Otttawa's CKOY -- but wish some Toronto outlet would bring this lad back to Toronto where he has a host of friends, and a substantial number of radio fans...a happy combination of dignity, poise and friendliness." Don did some work for the CBC before moving to London, England, where he starred in plays, such as "The Last Outlaw" and "Blood on the Prairie". He was also privileged to do the voice of Troy Tempest in the animated television series, "Stingray", a hit in the 1960's that still has a loyal following to this day.
Don Mason was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in September 1929.
In 1949, Don Mason started to work at Toronto's CKEY radio station as an announcer, where Lorne Green, Jack Bennett, and other outstanding radio personalities also worked and received rave recognition.

In 1951, Don Mason moved to Ottawa's CKOY radio station. On June 11, 1951, the Flash newspaper made the following statement: "CKEYer Don Mason...now with CKOY, Ottawa...nothing against Otttawa's CKOY -- but wish some Toronto outlet would bring this lad back to Toronto where he has a host of friends, and a substantial number of radio fans...a happy combination of dignity, poise and friendliness."
Don did some work for the CBC before moving to London, England, where he starred in plays, such as "The Last Outlaw" and "Blood on the Prairie". He was also privileged to do the voice of Troy Tempest in the animated television series, "Stingray", a hit in the 1960's that still has a loyal following to this day. He also did voices to some of the other characters in the series. He travelled between London and Toronto for work. In the mid 1960's he acted in at least two different episodes of the popular children's television series, "The Forest Rangers". Over the years, he also dubbed many foreign films into the English lanuage, did voicework in radio plays, and did both radio and television commercials. One radio play was based on Michael Ondaatje's novel "Coming Through Slaughter", in which Don Mason did the voice to one of the major characters. His close and long time friend, Cec Linder, also played a character in that same radio play.

For a time, Don taught at Seneca College on a part-time basis.

In January of 1980, Don Mason died at the age of 50 due to the complication of pneumonia while he was in hospital for treatment for his Hodgkin's Disease. He left behind his wife, Moira, and their nine children, as well as a daughter from a previous marriage.
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