Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eight, Butch Patrick is best known for his role as Eddie Munster on the CBS comedy television series, "The Munsters," seen on TV from 1964 to 1966. He was also featured in the 1966 feature film based on that same series, "Munsters, Go Home."
In 1964, eleven year old Patrick landed the role of child werewolf Eddie Munster starring alongside Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne DeCarlo as Lily Munster, and Al Lewis as Grandpa. Patrick was ultimately chosen out of 500 boys who auditioned for the role. When asked how he landed the role of Eddie, Patrick recalled "I had a lot of experience. But maybe it was because my fangs were my own teeth. My eyeteeth were so bad that even when I closed my mouth they stuck out. Also, I was about a head smaller than the other kids, and they liked that because it played off Herman's height."
Butch Patrick wasn't your typical Hollywood child star, however. He never even moved to California, instead commuting weekly to LA from the East Coast to shoot the series. While growing up, he often spent time at his grandmother's home in Macon, Missouri. Turns out that the old Victorian house was actually haunted. Now, Butch is trying to save his former family home from foreclosure by turning it into a haunted B&B - and also using it as a base for a new paranormal reality show, currently in development.
The video features eyewitness accounts of the ongoing paranormal activities associated with the house.