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Thayer David
Biographical Information
Name

Thayer David

Birthplace

Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Birth date

March 4, 1927

Death date

July 17, 1978

Production Information
Productions

Dark Shadows
House of Dark Shadows
Night of Dark Shadows

Characters

Matthew Morgan (2-1113)
Ben Stokes (373-886)
Timothy Eliot Stokes (727-887)
Sandor Rakosi (975-1049)
Count Petofi (1113-1198)
Timothy Stokes (PT) (1190-1245)
Mordecai Grimes (1231-1236)
Ben Stokes (Parallel Time) (1231-1236)
Professor T. Eliot Stokes (HODS)
Reverend Strack (NODS)

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Thayer David (March 4, 1927 – July 17, 1978) was born David Thayer Hersey in Medford, Massachusetts. As an actor, he starred in various film and television projects since the 1950's, but is best known for playing the raspy-voiced Professor Stokes on the 1966 ABC television series, Dark Shadows. On Dark Shadows, he engaged in several different roles throughout the span of the show, appearing in a total of 221 episodes (In episode 701, he played two characters - Professor Stokes and Sandor). Thayer David also starred in the two MGM films, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows. Thayer David passed away from a heart attack in New York City aged only fifty-one.

Thayer David and Lara Parker played supporting roles in the film Save the Tiger, but they did not appear together in any scenes.


Beyond the Shadows[edit | edit source]

Outside of Dark Shadows, Thayer David worked on many different projects. The following is just a small sample from his resume.


Appearances[edit | edit source]

As Matthew Morgan (28 episodes)[edit | edit source]

38, 51, 53, 54, 63, 64, 70, 75, 77, 81, 90, 98, 102, 104, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127


As Ben Stokes (48 episodes)[edit | edit source]

372, 373, 374, 375, 378, 380, 381, 389, 396, 397, 398, 401, 402, 406, 410, 411, 413, 415, 416, 417, 418, 425, 426, 428, 429, 430, 431, 435, 436, 438, 439, 440, 442, 445, 453, 457, 459, 460, 623, 661, 662, 663 , 664 , 665 , 666885, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1116, 1118, 1119


As Professor Timothy Eliot Stokes (68 episodes)[edit | edit source]

464, 472, 475, 487, 488, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 513, 518, 527, 529, 536, 537, 538, 544, 550, 557, 558, 575, 579, 595, 596, 597, 598, 600, 605, 606, 636, 641, 642, 647, 660, 663, 664, 665, 666, 682, 692, 693, 694, 700, 701, 835, 836, 889, 910, 912, 917, 928, 931, 933, 934, 972, 1062, 1065, 1067, 1070, 1072, 1083, 1084, 1177, 1187, 1198


As Sandor Rakosi (13 episodes)[edit | edit source]

701, 702, 707, 710, 711, 724, 740, 741, 745, 748, 749, 750, 798


As Count Petofi (Victor Fenn-Gibbon) (52 episodes)[edit | edit source]

793, 794, 798, 800, 801, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 825, 826, 827, 828, 831, 832, 834, 838, 840, 841, 842, 843, 844, 847, 849, 851, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 861, 862, 863, 865, 871, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877, 878, 881, 882, 883


As Timothy Stokes (PT) (11 episodes)[edit | edit source]

1027, 1030, 1031, 1038, 1039, 1046, 1047, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060


As Mordecai Grimes (2 episodes)[edit | edit source]

1154/1155, 1184


As Ben Stokes (Parallel Time) (2 episodes)[edit | edit source]

1230, 1245


As Professor T. Eliot Stokes[edit | edit source]

House of Dark Shadows


As Reverend Strack[edit | edit source]

Night of Dark Shadows

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