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Big Bob Oakley, also known as The Actor and his various disguises as the Galloping Ghosts, is a recurring antagonist in the Scooby-Doo franchise.


First appearing in the Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? episode "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts", Bob is first seen at Franken Castle, disguised as a werewolf. He later goes to a gypsy wagon and dresses up as a gypsy. When the Mystery Inc. gang arrives at the wagon, Velma tells Bob that the gang is going to Franken Castle. Bob warns them to stay away from the castle, saying the caretaker ran away earlier that day. The gang ignores Bob's warning and continues on their way to the castle. There at the drawbridge, Bob greets them disguised as a vampire and warns them again to go away. The drawbridge goes up and the gang quickly runs off of it, except for Daphne who ends up stranded in the castle. Bob quickly returns disguised as Frankenstein and chases Daphne. Afterwards Shaggy and Scooby swing across the castle moat on a rope and Bob chases them disguised as the werewolf. The two of them manage to trap Bob in a chandelier in the castle. Bob escapes and then encounters Fred and Velma in the dining room disguised at the vampire, saying they will now remain in the house forever and then Velma disappears and ends up in the dungeon. Bob then heads to the kitchen and chases Shaggy and Scooby disguised as Frankenstein. They escape and head to the dungeon where they meet up with Velma and find and free a trapped Daphne. Bob quickly heads down there disguised as the vampire and tries to trap them all but Scooby ties his legs up and traps him. Scooby, Shaggy and the girls then leave the dungeon and get separated. Daphne and Velma meet up with Fred while Scooby and Shaggy find a laboratory. Bob escapes the dungeon, makes his way to the laboratory and attempts to scare Scooby and Shaggy while disguised as the werewolf but Shaggy throws a potion at him and he backs down. He then scares them disguised as Frankenstein and the two of them flee. Scooby and Shaggy then meet up with the others and head for the Franken crypt. When the gang arrives at the crypt, Bob terrorizes them disguised as the vampire one last time. He chases Fred and the girls down a hall and when they come back, Scooby and Shaggy try to trap him in a tapestry but he grabs the tapestry and escapes through a secret door in a coffin. The gang then returns to the gypsy wagon and see Bob disguised as the gypsy again. Scooby finds the tapestry and he and Bob have a tug of war for it. In the struggle, Scooby wins the tapestry and Bob falls to the ground. Bob is then unmasked, his scheme is exposed and the sheriff explains that Bob is a master of disguises and wanted in seven states before arresting him.


Bob's werewolf costume was one of the monsters brought back by the Mastermind in the 2002 videogame Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights.

  • Bob's Frankenstein costume appears in the alternate opening of the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo movie along with the Creeper and the Phantom Shadow.
  • Bob's gypsy costume appears as a cardboard cutout easter egg in the console versions of the 2005 videogame Scooby-Doo! Unmasked.
  • Action figures of Bob's three monster costumes were released in 2008.
  • Bob's vampire costume is included in the LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Mansion set along with the Black Knight and the Phantom of Vasquez Castle.
  • Bob's vampire costume appeared in the 2015 special LEGO Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror.
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