Born in 1940, in Bristol, England; died in 1991. Actor. Bates was best knownfor his work in 1970s horror films. After receiving an arts degree from Trinity College in Dublin, he studied drama at Yale University and appeared in the1962 play Would Anyone Who Saw the Accident ...? in Stratford-on-Avon, England. His other stage credits include Mary Rose (1972) and Hedda Gabler (1982),both produced in London. But his main career was in horror films, which include Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971), Fear in theNight (1972), Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971), and The Devil within Her (1976). In 1968, Bates also portrayed Caligula in the television miniseries TheCaesars, and played Thomas Culpepper in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, which appeared on BBC in 1970, CBS in 1971, and on the PBS series Masterpiece Theater in 1972. Bates also appeared on the television series Penmarric, which ranon the Entertainment Channel in 1982.