Ezra is a character played by Wallace Shawn in the 2003 film.


Ezra was a footman of Gracey Manor who was married to the maid, Emma. After they died, their ghosts haunted the mansion. Eventually, the curse upon the house was broken, and Ezra ascended to Heaven with the rest of the spirits.


  • The name of Ezra was inspired by the fan-name for the Skeleton Hitchhiking Ghost figure, although they are quite separate characters, the Skeleton making a distinct appearance in the movie.
  • Confusingly, the Skeleton is named Phineas in Build Your Own Haunted Mansion, a hardcover children's activity book that was released while the film was in cinemas.
  • A tombstone with the name Ezra debuted in 2011 at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion. Contrary to some people's belief, it is most likely not a reference to this movie character, but a nod to the fan nickname for the Skeleton Hitchhiking Ghost: in close proximity to this tombstone are Gus and Phineas tombstones, referring to the popular fan names for the other two Hitchhiking Ghosts.
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