Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Anderson served as a naval officer during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII before he became a disc jockey at WSKI in Montpelier, Vermont. By 1958, he moved to Cleveland to become a disk jockey at WHK. He was dismissed from the network after it switched to a Top 40 format. He worked at NBC television station KYW-TV (later WKYC) as a host of the short lived morning movie show ''Ernie's Place''.
Anderson's character was a hipster, unlike the horror character prototype. Ghoulardi's costume was a long [[MadScientist lab coat]] covered with "slogan" buttons, horn-rimmed [[CoolShades sunglasses]] with a missing lens, a fake Van Dyke beard and moustache, and various messy, awkwardly-perched fright wigs.
Anderson's character was a hipster, unlike the horror character prototype. Ghoulardi's costume was a long
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