Bruce W. Wolf - Werewolf character featured
on the children's program THE MONSTER SQUAD/NBC/1976-77.
Bruce W. Wolf
The series told the story of wax museum monsters who were brought to life by
Walter (Fred Grandy), a young criminology student while tinkering with his crime
computer in the museum's dungeon-like basement. Under Walter's guidance, the
legendary monsters joined forces as "The Monster Squad" to battle crime and
Its members included the fur-faced Werewolf, a.k.a. Bruce W. Wolf (Buck
Kartalian); the tuxedo-wearing Dracula (Henry Polic, II); and the hulking
Frank N. Stein (Michael Lane).
"My name is Walt. I work as night watchman here at Fred's Wax Museum
to put myself through criminology college. It used to be very lonely
until recently when I plugged in my crime computer, suddenly oscillating
vibrations brought to life three legendary monsters...Dracula, The
Werewolf and Frankenstein. Creatures hated and feared for centuries, now
determined to make up for their past misbehavings by fighting crime
wherever they find it. Together, we're THE MONSTER SQUAD"
The Monster Squad
TRIVIA NOTE: In 1977,
Milton Bradley Company produced a board game based on the TV series.
Fred Grandy who played Walter, the night watchman later
appeared on the romantic comedy THE LOVE BOAT/ABC/1977-86 as Yeoman-Purser
Burl "Gopher" Smith. From 1987 to 1995, he held office as a US Congressman
for the state of Iowa.
In 1987, a movie entitled The Monster Squad
featured legendary monsters Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman,
the Mummy, and the Gillman who sought an amulet that would give them the
power to rule the world. Their plans, of course, were thwarted by a group
of kids called "The Monster Squad."
Monster Squad Movie
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