John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, one of the most prolific and famed character actors in Hollywood history. He was best known for his roles in horror films, Westerns, and Shakespearean theatre. In total, he holds 351 film and television credits, making him one of the most prolific English-speaking actors of all time.
Carradine appeared in numerous productions based on the Frankenstein story. In Bride of Frankenstein (1935), he was an uncredited extra in a hunting party. In House of Frankenstein (1944) and House of Dracula (1945), he played Count Dracula. In Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) he played Doctor Bernardo, an analog of Victor Frankenstein, a role which he played straight in Frankenstein Island (1981).