THE COUNT SMOKULA SHOW

ROBERT M. MILES - "COUNT SMOKULA"
PETER MARSHALL - "ANNOUNCER



"The Count Smokula Show" was a hosted horror show with Smokey Miles (Robert M. Miles) as "Count Smokula" presenting movies on public access in Los Angeles, California from 1996 until about 2002 or so. The Count would later appear in a number of movies, videos and television shows.
Camp Burlesque (video short) - 2005
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
:episode #2.10 (television) - 2006
Metal Man (video) - 2008
Naked Killer (movie) - 2008
Trasharella (movie) - 2009
Young Blood: Evil Intentions (movie) - 2012
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (movie) - 2013, and
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume Aka Vol.2 (movie) - 2017


Count Smokula was also a co-host of - "The Vampire Chronicles".

For more information on "The Vampire Chronicles" use the below link:


From Don't Block Your Blessings:
Smokey Miles was born Robert Miles NYC. He began playing music and writing songs at an early age, accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, zither, and accordion, inspired by Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Roy Rogers, lots of blues and any kind of music he came across.

In 1968 Miles entered Princeton University with plans of going into medicine. However, the summer before he had the fortune of meeting his idol Dylan who encouraged him to keep writing and performing. He was caretaker for Dylan's house during the first Woodstock Festival and was a guest of the Dylans many times over the next few years.

Upon graduating from Princeton with a degree in art and archaeology, Bob Miles hitchhiked west with his guitar performing wherever he could in coffeehouses and clubs. He opened for the legendary bluesman Freddie King in Boulder, Colorado and then hitched a ride out California where he performed on the streets in San Francisco and in LA clubs.

Miles returned to New York City where he performed and headlined at such legendary Greenwich Village haunts as Gerde's Folk City, the Lone Star Cafe, the Bitter End, Richie Havens' Cafe Wha, and The Speakeasy, and also uptown at The Upstairs at the Downstairs and composed music for several plays, children's theater and industrial films.

Miles traveled around North America and Europe writing and performing his roots-based folk/blues/country/rock material, as soloist and bandleader. He fronted the bands Olduvai Gorge, Bob Miles and the Otters and The Bob Miles Band and was featured with Vassar Clements' Band. Miles performed with Louisiana Red, Odetta, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and emerging singers such as Susanne Vega and Shawn Colvin.

Miles became musical director of The Cottage Marionette Theater, writing and producing scores for shows - "The Peter Pan Game", "The Reluctant Dragon" and "The Colorado Kid" for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and Cultural Affairs. A highlight of that experience was when John Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son Sean came to a performance and then visited backstage raving about the show.

He recorded in Nashville with Randy Scruggs and got signed to Warner/Atlantic custom label Emerald City Records by Charlie Greene who had discovered and produced The Buffalo Springfield, Sonny and Cher, Iron Butterfly and The Troggs, but the record company disappeared one night under mysterious circumstances. Around that time Miles met a then unknown singer/actress named Madonna and read scenes with her in Manhattan’s famed Music Building.

Miles attended sessions at The Actor's Studio. He was musical director and featured performer in "Terrible Jim Fitch" and "The Village Wooing" in Rip Torn and Geraldine Page's Sanctuary Theater.

In 1986, Miles performed the lead role in "Dylan: Words and Music" San Francisco. Billed as the world's only authorized rock multimedia stage bio of Bob Dylan, it rocked the Zephyr Theater and received standing ovations. Special guests joined Miles on stage for duets included The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Maria Muldaur.

Miles moved to Los Angeles in August, 1987, began using the name Smokey Miles, again performing in many venues including the Breakaway, where he produced and hosted "Smokey's Living Room Hoot", weekly jam sessions with new and established artists. He recorded on "The Breakaway First Year CD" which was put out by Mountain Railroad (Capitol Records).

He also created, produced and hosted a weekly live one-hour acoustic music and comedy local origination program on cable access tv "The Smokey Miles Music Hour" which won an ACSSE Award.

In 1990 Miles teamed up with legendary songwriter Otis Blackwell (writer of the biggest hits for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peggy Lee and James Taylor). Otis produced Miles' album "Waiting for the Hurricane", which eventually got distributed by Snailworx Music and was on the Grammy shortlist in 2010.

The next few years Miles fronted The Smokey Miles Band regularly performing in Hollywood and elsewhere. He wrote songs for films ("The Edge of Seventeen", "Return to Two Moon Junction"), tv shows (HBO's "First and Ten", "Calamity Jayne's Asylum") various records and comedy songs for The Premiere Radio Network. He has appeared regularly on Academy Awards Nominee/Golden Globe Award winner "Sally Kirkland and Friends" cable tv show in Los Angeles.

Smokey Miles composed the score and original songs for Todd Felderstein's multi-award winning documentary "Magic(s)" and won Best Soundtrack Award 2006 from the Los Angeles Independent Film Awards. He also composed main songs for and appeared in "The Black Cat Cabaret" which ran for a year and a half at The Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica which won The Los Angeles Music Awards Best Stage Musical of the Year (2005). An actor, Miles also played the role of Moses in "Rock and Roll Heaven" at Theater 68 in Hollywood which won Los Angeles Music Awards Best Stage Musical of the Year (2006).

Combining music and acting, he has appeared on the new series of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" as pianist, Janusz Kaminski's feature "American Dream", "Arrested Development", as well as Bob Dylan's music video "It Must Be Santa" on accordion.

Smokey Miles continues to write fresh material and audiences of all ages still enjoy hearing his poetically infused story songs and authentic blues stemming from his wide range of experiences.


Portrait of "Count Smokula" by Dave Dunlap.




Portrait of "Count Smokula" by Bradley Beard.
"Count Smokula" - biography (taken from Bradley Beard's Facebook page)
He's got a tongue that might give Gene Simmons of KISS a run for his money. Tonight I present Count Smokula, host of "The Count Smokula Show", a public access horror hosted talk show in Los Angeles, CA which ran from 1996 to 2001. Smokula also hosted segments for Troma's Edge TV called "Freak of the Week". Count Smokula is a 496 year old Smokesylvanian vampire who wears a cape and a fez... and likes to play the accordion. He's a talented musician who has a couple of albums under his cape, "Authentic sounds of Smokesylvania" and "Smokesylvania In My Mind". Fans of Troma Films may remember Smokula from several movies. He makes annual appearances at the Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, a counter-culture Rose parade of sorts. Count Smokula is portrayed by Robert "Smokey" Miles.

Be sure to visit the world of Count Smokula at http://www.countsmokula.com/


The following is a promo for the series:

The Count Smokula Show - promo.mp4 from The Professor's Scary Clips on Vimeo.

LINKS


Internet Movie Data Base
"The Count Smokula Show"

Wikipedia
"Count Smokula"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Smokey Miles"

Facebook: Bradley Beard - Horror Host Artist
"Count Smokula"

E-gors Chamber of TV Horror Hosts
"Count Smokula"

Count Smokula
"Count Smokula"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Peter Marshall"



Facebook: Dunlap Art
"Horror Host Artwork"


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