Forrest J. Ackerman (1916–2008)

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Forrest J. Ackerman was born on November 24, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Forrest James Ackerman. He was an actor and writer, known for Dead Alive (1992), The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988) and Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971). He was married to Mathilde "Wendayne" Wahrman. He died on December 4, 2008 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Known For

Dead Alive Forry
The Wizard of Speed and Time Mustached Man at Garage Sale
Vampirella Club Patron


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 2017 Dinosaur Woman (Video)
Mr. Monster attacked from 'Dinosaur Woman'
 2011 Second Unit (Short)
Scary Old Man
 2010 The Dead Undead
Wheelchair Zombie
 2008 The Boneyard Collection
Dr. Acula
 2008 Red Velvet
Forrest J. Ackerman
 2007 Werewolf & the Witch (Video)
Mr. Monster (as Forry Ackerman)
 2007 Graceland: Signs of Life (Short)
 2006 Scarlet Moon
The General
 2005 Hollywood Horror
 2005 The Scorned (TV Movie)
Man In Wheelchair (uncredited)
 2005 The Demon Monster from Outer Space
Man who gave the 'Monsta' a good stare at 'The Monster Bash Convention'
 2005 The Naked Monster
Flustered Man
 2004 Frost
 2004 Night of The Pumpkinman (Video short)
Man using his famous Bela Lugosi Dracula ring to hold off 'Pumpkinman'
 2004 Skinned Deep
 2003 SadoMannequin (Short)
Dr. Acula
 2002 Devil Ant 2 (Video)
Man survived the attack by the Devil Ant at 'The Monster Bash Convention'
 2002 Monster Tales (Video)
Man hypnotism Tor Johnson at 'The WinterFest Monster Rally'
 2001 Miss Werewolf (Video)
Man attacked by 'Miss Werewolf'
 2001 The Creep
The Host
 2001 Professor Griffin's Midnight Shadow Show (TV Series)
Professor Bruno Lampini (voice)
 2001 The Double-D Avenger (Video)
Museum Caretaker
 2001 The Vampire Hunters Club (Video short)
 2000 Frankenstein Stalks (Video)
Man hypnotism the Monster at 'The Monster Bash Convention' (as Forry Ackerman)
 1999 Tales from the Ackermansion
Horror Host
 1999 The Devil Ant (Video)
Man attacked by the Devil Ant at 'The Monster Bash Convention'
 1997 Future War (Video)
Park Victim
 1996 Dinosaur Valley Girls
Acker-Man on the street
 1996 Letter to an Angel (Video short)
Forrest J. Ackerman the Storyteller
 1996 Vampirella (Video)
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1996 Frankenstein and Me
Priest at Les Williams funeral (uncredited)
 1995 Bikini Drive-in
Man With Insect Repellent
 1994 Ceremony
Sylvia's father
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1994 That Little Monster
Edward Van Groan
 1992 Innocent Blood
Stolen Car Man
 1992 Dead Alive
 1991 Nudist Colony of the Dead
Judge Rhinehole (as Forrest J Ackerman)
 1991 My Lovely Monster
The Master
 1990 Hard to Die
Dr. Newton
 1990 The Alien Within
Pool Guy with other dialogue as in 'Evil Spawn'
 1990 The Laughing Dead
Corpse #1
 1990/I Metamorphosis
Private Eye (uncredited)
 1989 Transylvania Twist
Funeral Director
 1989 My Mom's a Werewolf
Boris Faroff (uncredited)
 1988 Curse of the Queerwolf
Mr. Richardson
 1988 The Wizard of Speed and Time
Mustached Man at Garage Sale (as Forrest Ackerman)
 1988 Vampire at Midnight
Director of Supernatural Society (uncredited)
 1988 Return of the Living Dead II
Special Zombie (as Forrest Ackerman)
 1987 Evil Spawn
Pool Guy
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
U.S. President (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")
 1985 Into the Night
Man in Coffee Shop (uncredited)
 1983 Scalps
Professor Trentwood
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Music Video)
Man in Movie Theater (uncredited)
 1982 The Aftermath
The Curator
 1981 The Howling
Bookstore Customer (uncredited)
 1979 Starstruck (TV Movie)
Alien Astronaut (uncredited)
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie
Jurist (segment "Courtroom")
 1976 The Return of the Frankenstein Monster (Short)
Frankenstein Monster
 1976 King Kong
Fleeing Extra in Crowd (uncredited)
 1976 The Milpitas Monster
Officer (uncredited)
 1976 Hollywood Boulevard
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1973 Schlock
Man in cinema (uncredited)
 1972 The Conquest of Mars (Short)
 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Dr. Beaumont (as Forest J Ackerman)
 1970 Equinox
Doctor on Tape Recorder (voice, uncredited)
 1968 The Power
Delegate A.C. Fogbottom (uncredited)
 1966 Queen of Blood
Farraday's Aide (as Forrest Ackerman)
 1964 The Time Travelers
Square-frame technician
 1963 I Was a Teenage Mummy
Narrator (1995 Video Release)
 1962 Chicon 62 (Short)
 1962 Tyran the Terrible (Short)
 1957 The Genie (Short)
Man with Magic Lamp
 1948 The Winner's Circle
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
 1947 The Homestretch
Forrest J. Ackerman (uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Audience Member at Finley Rally (uncredited)
 1944 Hey, Rookie
Sgt. Ack-Ack (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (27 credits)
Show Show Self (103 credits)
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Other Works:

Deadlines From Karloffornia; A Column by Forrest J. Ackerman, Published in Cult Movies #17, 1996, Pg. 66 See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Forest J. Ackerman | Forest J Ackerman | Forrest J Ackerman | Forrest Ackerman | Forrey Ackerman | Forry J. Ackerman | Forry Ackerman


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