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Interview with Count Gore De Vol:

Count Gore de Vol is a television horror host who originally appeared on Washington D.C.'s WDCA from 1973 to 1987. Originally named M.T. Graves and played by announcer Dick Dyzel, the character first appeared on the WDCA version of the Bozo The Clown program. When the character got a positive reaction, he was given his own program, called "Creature Feature. The choice of Gore de Vol as the character's name was either a pun involving the name of acerbic author Gore Vidal or the name of a prominent Washington, D.C. funeral home, "de Vol." Gore de Vol became the Washington/Baltimore area's longest-running horror host, broadcast every Saturday night on WDCA from March 1973 to May 1987.  He returned to the D.C. airwaves for a one-time special, Countdown with the Count, on New Year's Eve 1999/2000.