Ezra Simpson
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Ezra Simpson
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Minor character
Type: Ghost
Gender: Male
Location: Collinsport, Maine
Status: Deceased
Died: 18th century
Introduction: Dark Shadows: 512
Actor: Tom Gorman

Ezra Simpson is a fictional ghost and a minor character featured on the ABC supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows. He made a single appearance in 1968 in episode 512. The actor who portrayed Ezra Simpson was Tom Gorman, who also played multiple bit roles on the series.

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Ezra Simpson lived in Collinsport, Maine during the mid-late 18th century. According to Barnabas Collins, he was a "criminal and a traitor" who was condemned to hang for crimes of murder.

The ghost of Ezra Simpson was called forth by the spirit of Reverend Trask in 1968 to serve as judge on a mock ghost trial in which Trask sought to make Barnabas pay for the lives he had taken. After hearing the testimony of another ghost, Nathan Forbes, Judge Ezra Simpson silently condemned Barnabas and he was punished by being immured in the basement of the Old House. At the conclusion of the trial, Ezra's spirit disappeared back into the afterworld. [1]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tom Gorman also played a character named Mister Prescott in two episodes of the series, was one of the three judges during the trial of Victoria Winters in the "1795 Flashback" and also played an alternate bartender at the Blue Whale (presumably on the nights that Bob Rooney had off).

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