Lanny Kean, Jr. (March 19, 1960 – January 13, 2009) was an American professional wrestler who competed under several ring names, most notably Moondog Cujo and Cousin Junior, during the 1980s.

The "Cousin Junior" character was part of a World Wrestling Federation stable of good guys called the "Hillbillies," where Kean was teamed with Jim Morris and Stan Frazier, who competed as Hillbilly Jim and Uncle Elmer, respectively. The "Hillbillies" gimmick was that of simple-minded, good-natured folks who enjoyed dancing in the ring. The Hillbillies were placed in feuds with the WWF's top heels of the time, including Jesse Ventura, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and Roddy Piper. The feuds were based on the heels making fun of the Hillbillies for their simple-mindedness and mannerisms.

Kean was eventually released from the WWF, and his character was replaced by Gene Petit, who competed as Cousin Luke. Kean eventually competed in the American Wrestling Association's affiliate, the Continental Wrestling Association. There, he and Frazier formed a tag team and eventually won the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship by defeating the MOD Squad. Kean later competed as Moondog Cujo as part of the Moondogs' stable in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA).

On January 13, 2009, Kean died of a heart attack in Franklin, Indiana at age 48.

In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
    • Mule kick

Championships and accomplishments

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