Joseph Fotinos will be appearing at ArmadilloCon 2022! Joseph is an actor, writer, producer, Halloween enthusiast, monster toy collector and cosplayer.
Joseph studied improv and sketch comedy at Chicago’s Second City, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater.
From 1999-2007, Joseph was the creator, host, co-producer and writer of Prof. Griffin’s Midnight Shadow Show, (a television late-night horror host show.) and 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, worked with TNT and was blessed by Universal with the official title of Official Universal Monster Spokesperson (for Central Texas). Professor Griffin hosted the World Premiere of Freddy vs. Jason and was featured in the 2006 Horror Host documentary feature, American Scary. In 2019, Prof. Griffin was honored with induction into the Horror Host Hall of Fame.
Joseph’s 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 Fangoria.com.
Joseph lives in Austin Texas with his wife Brandy, has a 17 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?