Interview with Jason Jensen – Transformers Generation 1 Season 5’s Tommy Kennedy

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One of the great mysteries of the Transformers fandom, up until now, was what happened to Jason Jansen, the child actor who played Tommy Kennedy in the little-known fifth season of Transformers Generation 1 – the rerun season which introduced each episode with bridge segments featuring Jason Jansen as Tommy Kennedy interacting with an animatronic Powermaster Optimus Prime.

That mystery has finally been opened up, as Jason Jansen – or rather, Jason Jankowski, as Jason Jansen was his stage name – has got in touch with davidaschulz of the Digest my Brain blog and given a rare interview, shedding some light on the fifth season of Transformers Generation 1 – how he got into working on Transformers, what the experience was like, and even some on-set stories.

Check out the full interview on Digest my Brain here.

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  1. Nevermore's Avatar Nevermore says

    Jason Jansen, the child actor who played Tommy Kennedy in the live action segments of the widely unknown "fifth season" of the G1 cartoon, has been a mystery among the Transformers fandom for years. So much that the Transformers Wiki even considered him (or rather, information regarding his person) a "holy grail".

    Now someone found him. Or rather, he found his name mentioned on someone's blog and decided to give an interview.
    Tommy Kennedy, Found – An Interview with Jason Jansen Digest My Brain

    Turns out his real name is Jason Jankowski, "Jansen" was just a stage name, and he quit acting and grew up to become an ABC Television exec.

  2. Rogzilla's Avatar Rogzilla says

    Geez. I saw the Title and thought it was a Amber Alert thing or something.

  3. Rodimus Major's Avatar Rodimus Major says

    Now we need to find out where the animatronic Powermaster Prime is.

  4. Galaxy Convoy's Avatar Galaxy Convoy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rodimus Major View Post
    Now we need to find out where the animatronic Powermaster Prime is.
    Probably resting in peace in a landfill somewhere out there.

  5. PrimusVsUnicron's Avatar PrimusVsUnicron says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Galaxy Convoy View Post
    Probably resting in peace in a landfill somewhere out there.
    then someone must find it

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