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Tonight’s Guest Star – Dracula (TV appearances).

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: ‘The Greatest Monster of Them All’ (1961) Richard Hale as Ernst von Croft

Aqua Teen Hunger Force ‘Bus of the Undead’ (2001) Don Kennedy in ‘Assisted Living Dracula’

Armacao Ilimitada: ‘Drácula não morreu’ (1985).  Paulo Villaça.

As the World Turns (2005).  Brian Gaskill as B.J. Green as Dracula.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: ‘Spatula, Prinze of Dorkness’ (1990)

The Avengers: ‘Epic’ (1967) Peter Wyngarde as ‘Stewart Kirby’

Batoru Fībā Jei: ‘Namida! Daian Taoru’( Battle Fever J: ‘Tears! Diane Falls’) (1979) Eisuke Yoda as Dracula Monster

The Beatles: ‘Misery’ (1965)

Bigfoot and Wildboy: ‘Return of the Vampire’ (1979) Deborah Ryan as ‘the Countess’

B.J. and the Bear: ‘A Coffin With a View’ (1979).  Foster Brooks as Dracula.  With George Lazenby as ‘Paul Desmond’ and John Carradine as ‘Transylvanian Caretaker’.


Black Jack 21: ‘Pinoko’s Exam Diary’ (2006).  Why has the Dracula of Don Dracula working as a high school principal? It’s an in-joke by manga creator Tezuka Osamu, who liked to interlink his properties.  In the Black Jack 21 episode, no one asks why the bureaucrat has fangs and pointed ears?

Brødrene Dal (1982)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: ‘Space Vampire’ (1980) Nicholas Hormann

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: ‘Buffy vs Dracula’ (2000).  Rudolf Martin.

Burke’s Law: ‘Who Killed Purity Mather?’ (1963). Wally Cox as Count Carlo Szipesti.

Chōdenshi Baioman: ‘Purinsu no Yūrei?/’Osorubeki Chichi no Himitsu’ (Super Electron Bioman: ‘Prince’s Ghost’/’My Father’s Dreadful Secret’) (1984).  Kazuo Niibori.

Not much is made of it in the episode, but this features a team-up of Dracula and an array of Japanese monster/ghost archetypes, including Yuki Onna, the Woman of the Snows (as seen in Kwaidan).

Here’s a handy guide to Dracula’s presence in the extended Japanese superhero/robot franchise best known in the west as the Power Rangers.

Classic Alice The Bridal Path: Dracula (2015)

Crown Court: ‘The Death of Dracula’ (1973)

Cyberchase ‘Castleblanca’ (2002)

DaVinci’s Demons: ‘The Devil’ (2013) Paul Rhys

Decker: ‘Decker vs Dracula’ (2015) Ralph Lucas (as James Dean) as Dracula

Dengeki Sentai Chenjiman: ‘Ojōsan wa Kyūketsuki’ (Strike Force Changeman: The Young Lady is a Vampire (1988) Eiji Maruyama as Dokyrura



Doctors ‘Dracula’s Choice’ (2016) Adam Rickitt as Logan Flynn

Doctor Who: ‘The Chase’ (1965).  Malcolm Rogers.

Doragon Bōru Zetto Fukkatsu no Fyūjon!! Gokū to Bejīta (Dragon Ball Z Fusion Reborn) (1995) Count Drac

Dramarama: ‘Monstrous’ (1989) Michael Elwyn as Count von Blessyngs

The Evil Touch: ‘The Fans’ (1974).  Vic Morrow as Purvis Greene

Fantasy Island: ‘The Lady and the Longhorn/Vampire’ (1978).  Robert Reed as Leo Drake.

Friday the 13th: The Series ‘The Baron’s Bride’ (1988) Tom McCamus as ‘Frank Edwards’, Kevin Bundy as Bram Stoker

Friends ‘The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry’ (2000) Douglas Looper as ‘Nosferatool’ in a porn movie called Buffay the Vampire Layer.

F Troop: ‘V is for Vampire’ (1967). Vincent Price as Count Sforza.

Get Smart: ‘Weekend Vampire’ (1965).  Martin Kosleck as Dr Drago.

Gilligan’s Island: ‘Up at Bat’ (1966).  Bob Denver as Gilligan as Dracula.

Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries: ‘The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula’ (1979).  Lorne Greene as Inspector Stavlin.

Hercules The Legendary Journeys ‘ Darkness Visible’ (1999) Jeffrey Meek

Hidan no Aria: ‘Burado’/Aria the Scarlet Ammo: ‘Vlad’ (2011) Kenji Nojima/J. Michael Tatum as ‘Tooro Sayonaki/Count Vlad Dracula’

Highlander: ‘The Vampire’ (1994) Jeremy Brudenell as Nicholas Ward

Hill Street Blues: ‘Film at Eleven’ (1981).  Tony Plana as Kevin Herman Dracula.

Homicide Life on the Streets ‘The Damage Done’ (1996).  Kevin Thigpen as Alonzo ‘Drak’ Fortunato.


Horrible Histories ‘Monstrous Myths’ (2022) Richard David-Caine

Houdini & Doyle: ‘Strigoi’ (2016) Paul Ritter as Bram Stoker.

Inspector Gadget: ‘The Haunted Castle’ (1984)

Jemima Shaw Investigates: ‘A Chamber of Horrors’ (1983)

Kamen Raidā Ekkusu: ‘Chi ga Hoshī! Shibito Numa no Kaijin!!)’ (Masked Rider X: ‘I Want Blood! The Monster of the Corpse Swamp’) (1974) Toshiko Sakurai as Leech Dracula


KND Codename: Kids Next Door ‘Operation S.P.A.N.K.’ (2003) Darran Norris as Count Spankulot

NB: this character was going to be called ‘Count Spankula’ until someone in the office did an internet search on that name.

Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger ‘Papa wa Kyūketsuki!?’ (Super Sentai Zyuranger: ‘Papa’s a Vampire!?’) (1992) Takashi Iba

Lexx: ‘Walpurgis Night’/’Vlad’ (2001).  John Standing as Count Dracul, Minna Aaltonen as Vlad, Keith-Lee Castle as Renfield, Peter Guinness as Joseph Van Helsing.