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The actor and stunt man who silently played the murderous doll in the movie "Chucky" has been outed as a possible pervert.
A child advocacy group called the "Creep Catcher Unit" confronted Ed Gale on April 14 with a folder containing a collection of screenshots documenting conversations he allegedly had with a person he took to be a 14-year-old boy, reported L.A. Weekly.
The 14-year-old boy was an invention, a decoy account managed by the Creep Catcher Unit.
Gale reportedly began having conversations with the fictitious boy in February. Over time, Gale allegedly began discussing graphic sexual acts and detailing how he'd engage in them with the fictitious boy.
The anonymous leader of the so-called Creep Catcher Unit, who calls himself "Ghost," told L.A. Weekly that in the "days leading up to the meeting, [Gale] got very, very graphic. ... He talked about how he wanted to be inside the kid."
Initially, Gale invited the fictitious boy to his apartment, suggesting he would autograph souvenirs and spare him from having to carry around his belongings while touring the Hollywood Walk of Fame area, reported L.A. Weekly. However, he dispensed with such subtlety shortly thereafter.
"Throughout the chats, he would ask for child pornography," said Ghost.
When the Creep Catcher Unit finally paid Gale a visit, he allegedly said, "I knew this was going to happen."
Ghost said, "He basically admitted to everything. He admitted to wanting to have sex with this kid. He said it could have gone down if the kid wanted it."
Ghost's group frequently livestreams its "catches," modeled in part after Dateline NBC's now-defunct TV program "To Catch a Predator." While they caught the exchange on camera, they did not stream their alleged 353rd "catch" live on Friday.
KTTV reported that Gale confessed during the on-camera confrontation with the Creep Catcher Unit.
"Yes, I'm admitting I know it was wrong and it was illegal," Gale told the CC Unit during the on-camera confrontation. "I'm admitting that. And I'm sorry."
When asked whether he talked "sexually to a minor online," Gale answered in the affirmative, then confirmed he knew it was a felony.
Los Angeles Police turned up toward the end of the two-hour exchange. The Creep Catcher Unit reportedly turned over all the chat logs to the officers.
According to KTTV, Gale's phones have been confiscated, but he has not yet been charged or arrested.
"It’s ironic that in the movie, the serial killer doll is going after an underage boy, then in real life, this guy is doing the exact same thing," said Ghost. "He kind of embraced the role."
According to IMDb, Gale has appeared in over 130 television shows, films, and commercials. In addition to playing but not voicing Howard in "Howard the Duck," Gale played characters on kids' shows, such as Tasha the baby dinosaur in the ABC Saturday morning program "The New Land of the Lost."
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.