Svengoolie originator Jerry G. Bishop dies at 77: report

September 18, 2013 2:44:47 AM PDT
A television legend in Chicago has died.

You might know him as the original Svengoolie. His real name is Jerry G. Bishop. Media columnist Robert Feder reports that Bishop passed away over the weekend.

He created the Svengoolie character to introduce horror movies in the 1970s. He later moved to San Diego where he got into the restaurant business.

Jerry G. Bishop was 77.