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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.
Biography[edit | edit source]
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. 
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The character of Ezra Simpson was created by director Lela Swift and writer Gordon Russell based on concepts originally developed by Dan Curtis and Art Wallace.
- 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).