Ah! Dr. Reader-Walker! He has a cult following in Silverlake, and is a popular ‘costume’ at Halloween parties. And he’s a real MD! I moved to Los Feliz and haven’t seen him, for awhile–so thanks for the post.
that guy creeps my stuff out. but the thought of him being a costume is awesome.
After never seeing him I hit a streak of seeing him several times in the last few months. He’s totally a local celeb.
Cool. When I lived in Silverlake 87-93 I used to see him all the time. Called him Walking Man then too.
I love that no matter what time of year you see him he is always the exact same shade of evenly toasted bronze.
Yo! All hail the dude who finally caught a pic of Walking Guy!
He’s my doctor!! I show up for my first appt with my new GP and when he found out I was from Silverlake/Echo Park, he proudly showed me the framed newspaper articles about his neighborhood notoriety around his office. He’s a nice guy and a compassionate doctor. :)
There was a short documentary made a few years back about him (Dr. Mike, I think):
It was called “The Walking Man”
I didn’t get to see it back then, I wonder how we can get a hold of it. It’d be a super blogging.la screening.
Here is some more info on this gentleman, courtesy of the Super Magic Ninja Squadron’s very own 7-how-7 and associates:
Hey folks … his name is Marc Abrams. I see him several times each week. He’s as ubiquitous to the neighborhood as our local skunks, coyotes and great blue herons. Don’tcha just luv the Silver Lake fauna! You’ll find an interview posted on the “official” Silver Lake Website at http://gen3.connectingneighbors.com/static/2182.pdf (.pdf file).
And the paper – always a paper!
I always spot him on Saturday mornings, out for his constitutional on Griffith Park Blvd.
I see him at all times of day on all days of the week – I wonder: If he’s a doctor, when does he have time to doct?
I would want to know why.
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