Former Oklahoma City children's TV show host dies

Mark Barragar, who played Ranger Roger on “Camp Kids Club,” died Oct. 28.
By Heather Warlick Moore hwarlick@opubco.com Modified: November 1, 2011 at 11:41 am •  Published: November 1, 2011

Mark Barragar, whom children of the 1990s knew as “Ranger Roger” from “Camp Kids Club,” has died.

Barragar, 52, of Moore, died Friday.

“He is just a precious guy,” said Bud Elder, editor of Distinctly Oklahoma magazine and longtime friend of Barragar.

“He was just wonderful. He was the last of his kind.”

Barragar performed as Ranger Roger on “Camp Kids Club” from 1991 to 1998.

In 1995, in honor of the 150th “Camp Kids Club” episode, Barragar was praised by then-Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin.

“We need more Ranger Rogers in this world,” she said. “What a great show to help Oklahoma's kids learn more about safety and good citizenship.”

After his time as Ranger Roger, Barragar performed as an Elvis impersonator, billed as “The King-Sized King.”

Barragar spent most of his career as a television master control technician.

But it is for Barragar's role as Ranger Roger from 1991 to 1998 and for his much-appreciated Elvis tributes that will he will likely be most remembered.

“A guy like that deserves some merit,” Elder said. “He really fulfilled a need here for a long time.”

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