|Born||Donald Wayne Henrie
August 27, 1975
San Diego, California
|Other names||The Vampire Don|
|Known for||Reality TV participant|
|Title||The Vampire Emperor|
Don Henrie, also known as "The Vampire Don", is likely known for his role in the short-lived SyFy reality show Mad Mad House, which first aired March 4, 2004. Prior to this, he worked nights as a micro electronics engineer in San Diego.
Henrie has gone on to pursue a television career as well as modeling on a casual basis. He is currently on the roster for Exile Asylum, a developing agency that promotes gothic and alternative models.
Henrie has fibromyalgia and sleeps in a coffin as a means of sensory deprivation to help relieve some of the pain and sensitivity associated with the condition. Henrie also prefers to stay away from sunlight as he claims to get sun poisoning easily.
Since Mad Mad House, Henrie has made many appearances in television documentaries on various networks. He has also talked with and been featured in numerous publications regarding his career and his perspective on the vampire lifestyle.
He has appeared on the National Geographic show Is It Real? Vampires. Another notable documentary appearance includes the feature documentary Vampyres, where he appears alongside various other members of the vampire community. He was also featured in the book Vampire Nation. Henrie also made a guest appearance in the music video for the song "Shadow Dancer" by gothic metal band Urn.
Notes and references
- McFarland, Melanie (January 8, 2004). "Days aren't improving at the winter TV tour". Seattle Post.
- "Exile Asylum". Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- Ellis, James (September 16, 2004). "Don Henrie". Metro.co.uk.
- "Mad Mad House Chat with Vampire Alt Don Henrie". SciFi.com/Archive.org. Archived from the original on 2004-02-21. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
- ""Is It Real? Vampires" on National Geographic channel". Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- "Vampyres". Vampyres: The Movies. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
- Russo, Arlene (2008). Vampire Nation. Llewellyn Worldwide. pp. 19–21. ISBN 978-1-84454-172-0.
- ""Shadow Dancer" video by Urn". Youtube. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- "Blood Feud". MaximOnline. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
- "Vampires!". Tyra Banks Show. Retrieved 2008-11-16.