Original Munsters Star Joins Cast of Rob Zombie Reboot

August 11, 2022 0 Comments

Original 
The Munsters actor Butch Patrick has joined the cast of Rob Zombie’s upcoming reboot film. The original series, which aired on CBS from 1964 to 1966, followed the wacky adventures of a family of monsters living in suburbia with their human niece Marilyn. Patrick played Eddie Munster, the werewolf son of Frankensteinian creature Herman Munster and his vampire wife Lily. Although the character was originally played by Happy Derman in the unreleased pilot, Patrick held the role throughout the entire 70-episode run of the series.,In an unusual turn, in March 2021 it was announced that 
Halloween 2007 and 
House of 1,000 Corpses director Rob Zombie would be rebooting 
The Munsters as a film for Universal. Although the director is best known for hardcore R-rated horror, his version of 
The Munsters will indeed be a PG-rated comedy. The cast stepping into these classics roles will include Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa Munster, also known as The Count. The rest of the ensemble includes Richard Brake, Sylvester McCoy, Jorge Garcia, Catherine Schell, Cassandra Peterson, Dee Wallace, and Pat Priest.,Related: Rob Zombie’s Munsters Reboot Could Be Problem For Burton’s Wednesday,Per 
EW, the cast has now added yet another member: original 
The Munsters star Butch Patrick. The now 68-year-old actor will be playing a robot known as Tin Can Man. The character is a canonical 
Munsters personage, having appeared in season 1 episode 7, titled – appropriately – “Tin Can Man,” in which Eddie and Grandpa create a robot for his school science fair.,Although Patrick stepped away from acting for over two decades between 1974 and 1991, he has been working with some regularity since he returned as a character named Eddie in 
Scary Movie (not to be confused with the 2000 Wayans Brothers comedy of the same name). Many of his roles have been in projects that similarly reference his history with 
The Munsters including official projects like 1995’s 
Here Come the Munsters and unofficial cult films like 2005’s 
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove. Most recently, he appeared in 2022’s 
Old Man Jackson as Priest Edwin Mumsford.,This role in 
The Munsters will be the latest to capitalize on his legacy, allowing him the chance to return to the fictional world he grew up in. However, strangely, the film will be acting as a prequel to the original series, so there will be no young actor playing Eddie Munster, as he has not been born yet. Despite the fact that he won’t get to interact with a new generation’s Eddie Munster, it’s still an exciting role for a classic legacy performer.,Next: The Munsters: Rob Zombie’s Color Tease Honors The Show’s Original Pilot,Source: EW