Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Jack Bivans

Recorded May 07th, 1989 - 58 min

Youthful actor in more than 6,000 network radio programs including Captain Midnight during a ten-year professional acting career which began at the age of 13.  He was born August 30, 1925 and was 64 when we got together on the air at the studios of WBBM Radio in Chicago for a “live” broadcast conversation about his career.  He died August 14, 2009 at age 83.

Captain Midnight - 2/16/43 - Trapped by the Nazis

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Jack Bivans in the role of Chuck Ramsey on Captain Midnight from 2/16/43.


  1. Jim Melka says... comment left on September 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    A great actor, and a good man. In later years he brought his talent and professionalism to the Pacific Garden Mission’s radio program “Unshackled”, where he continued to perform until just a short time before he “went to be with his Lord”. A really nice person. Nice to hear some of his life

  2. Kim C Muir says... comment left on October 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Miss my dear father!!!♥♥♥

  3. Reno Lovison says... comment left on October 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I have been doing some research on former members of the Jack and Jill Players where Mr. Bivans got his start. A contemporary of his, Franklin W. Adams, played “Skippy” on the radio program of the same name later took over Jack & Jill from Marie Agnes Foley. Happy to have this information about another successful member.