The Gentlemen Nerds

Joseph Fotinos

Joseph FotinosJoseph Fotinos is an actor, writer, producer, Halloween enthusiast, monster toy collector and cosplayer.

For six years, Joseph was the creator, host, co-producer and writer of Prof. Griffin’s Midnight Shadow Show, Texas’ premiere television late-night horror host show. (1999-2007) as well as the official Horror Host for national cable channel, Fangoria TV.

As Professor Griffin, Fotinos hosted the live premiere of IFC’s American Nightmare with Tobe Hooper, appeared on SPIKE TV for a Halloween special, worked with Universal and TNT to promote their horror releases and was blessed by Universal with the official title of Official Universal Monster Spokesperson (for Central Texas).

Professor Griffin also live hosted the World Premiere of Freddy vs. Jason in Austin, Texas and was featured prominently in the 2006 Horror Host documentary feature, American Scary.

Joseph teaches a yearly class on horror and monsters at The University of Texas every October and his first book, The Midnight Shadow Show- Prof. Griffin Journals– was released by Publish America in 2005 and he was a featured writer for both Scary Monsters Magazine and

Joseph is also a producer at Broom Closet Studios, the Austin Independent Film Company that has produced, shorts, videos and feature films, The Legend of Ghostwolf and The Magnificent Dead.

Joseph lives in Austin Texas with his wife Brandy, has a 16 year old son, and has actually met and has corresponded with both the late, great Vincent Price and his writing inspiration Ray Bradbury.

Did we mention he loves horror movies?