Griffin, also known as the Invisible Man, is one of the main characters in the Hotel Transylvania movie series.
Official Profile Edit
He is an invisible man whose glasses are the only thing that can be seen. Griffin is one of the many guests that stays in Hotel Transylvania for Mavis' 118th birthday. He is a friend of Dracula and is funny. He is one of the monsters who helps Dracula get to Jonathan, and he drives the car. He uses his invisibility to surprise people and to help him during fights. He often seems to forget he's invisible as seen when he expects people to know what color his hair is, gets embarrassed when his swimming trunks are pulled down and when he shaves and combs his hair while getting ready for the party. He plays drums in the band playing for Mavis.
Witty, dry, loyal, aerobic, awkward.
When Dracula and Martha were married, Griffin along with Wayne, Frank & Murray played music for them. They came to their home when Martha gave birth. to Mavis. Then when Martha was killed by angry humans. When Dracula built a hotel for monsters, Griffin would always come to the hotel every year.
Arriving at the HotelEdit
On the Day of Mavis' birthday party, Griffin arrives at the hotel surprising Dracula by lifting up his cape & pinches him. Griffin, Frank, Wayne, Wanda, Murray & Eunice came to Mavis' room to greet her and upon hearing that Mavis is allowed to visit a human village, he warns her to watch out for pitch forks. When Mavis jumps out & heads to the village, Frank sees that Dracula is gone as they didn't know that the village was fake & was built to scare Mavis & letting her stay in the hotel. The plan worked, but it lead a human named johnny into the hotel.
After Dracula failed to get Johnny out using his secret exits, he ends up seeing his friends. After Johnny was discovered, he pretended to be Frankenstein's Right Arm's Cousin, Johnnystein. Griffin surprises Johnny & asked what brings him here. Johnny continues with Dracula's lie of being a party planner for Mavis' Birthday Party that He's party planning for Mavis' birthday. Johnny decides to see how good Dracula’s friends are; he finds their musical talent "good, but a little old school." Borrowing Murray's guitar, Johnny improvises a rock song for Mavis, impressing her and the crowd; everyone wants Johnny to help with something, but Dracula says they have to stay on schedule. Ignoring Drac, everyone wants Johnny to join in. They started with Bingo, but everyone except Dracula was bored. The first activity was bingo & everyone except Dracula was bored. At the Gym, he played charades with the Hydras, but is terrible at it since he was invisible. At the pool, he played a Game of "Chicken Fight" supporting Murray, & when he was out of the pool, Wayne pulls his swimsuit out & everyone laughs as he runs. After Johnny was kicked out of the hotel by Dracula, Griffin & his friends relaxed at the sauna. After Dracula saying that Mavis would never be with someone with Johnny's kind, Frank thinks that Dracula is saying that their kind isn't good enough, but Dracula said that he mean't that she wouldn't be with someone with red curly hair. He angrily tells Dracula that he has red curly hair & Dracula yells of "How he was suppose to know that?" He tells them that Johnny left because he didn't like Mavis or any monsters, but Johnny fell from a weak part of the roof landing on Dracula after showing Mavis her first sunrise.
Truth Revealed Edit
At the night of Mavis' party, Griffin plays the drums apparently having a good time, before hearing Dracula reveal that the village that Mavis went to was fake. They approached Dracula wanting to know what he did revealing that he build the town & the zombies dressed up as the towns people to scare Mavis. Just then, the chief of the Hotel Quasimodo Wilson & his pet rat, Esmeralda arrives, but Quasimodo was frozen by Dracula earlier so know knew what he was saying, but Fly speaks frozen telling everyone that he said that Dracula brought a human into the hotel & that the Human was Johnny. Frank think he's lying, which Griffin agrees too & wondering why Quasimodo was picking his nose, as he said "it's a long story" & When Johnny was revealed by Esmeralda, everyone panicked. After Mavis blames her dad after Johnny left to respect his wish & Mavis yells at him & flies off, Griffin and all the other monsters leave.
Getting Johnny BackEdit
When everyone was trying to check out of the hotel, Dracula apologizes for lying, saying that Johnny wasn't a bad guy & that he doesn't think that humans are bad anymore. When hearing that Mavis & Johnny "Zinged", Griffin agree to get Johnny back & drove the cab to find him. Thanks to Johnny's shirt that fell off his backpack, Winnie reveals he's at the airport leaving at 8 a.m. & they began their quest. Griffin and the group were confused when they arrive at the town where they are greeted by the humans & by a sign advertising a "Monster Festival"; they are shocked to find humans dressed up as monsters and several banners with pun-related cheers for them. Unfortunately, the way to the airport is blocked, so they walked through the crowd. Murray gets an idea to show everyone who they really are, but sense they haven't scared anyone in years, so Griffin uses Frank's pyrophobia to try scaring the humans; however, they cheer as they idolize the monsters. After Frank explains the situation, several humans dressed as vampires uses their capes to provide shade for Dracula all the way to the airport.
After Dracula got Johnny back, Griffin & everyone celebrated Mavis & Johnny's relationship. Griffin, along with, Frank, Wayne, Murray, Johnny, Mavis & Dracula sang a song about "Zing".Griffin is seen playing the drums Griffin is seen one last time dancing on the floating tables.
By the time of the second film, Griffin has become a dancing instructor at Hotel Transylvania.
Mavis and Johnathan's WeddingEdit
Griffin is seen sitting with Dracula, Frank, Wayne, Murray, Wanda and Eunice at Johnny and Mavis' wedding at the beginning of the second film. Murray asks how hot his date is after Murray asks Griffin how hot his date is and Murray asks Griffin that he has a date, and Griffin says yes he does and tells them that his date is invisible, and that's why they can't see her and Frank says is she from Canada, then Griffin tells them to be quiet because of the wedding is starting. Then, Griffin looks at Mavis adorably as she approaches the stage in her wedding dress and is disappointed when Drac tells Mavis and Johnny to share a small kiss. Griffin looks at Drac angrily along with the other monsters for having Drac to manipulate a shrunken head by placing it in between Mavis and Johnny as they are about to kiss.
Later at the reception, Griffin is sitting somewhere with his invisible date and dancing with her.
Dennis' first Birthday Edit
Griffin is shown attending Dennis' first birthday along with Frank, Eunice, Murray, Wayne, Wanda and the wolf pups.
Monster-Training boot camp Edit
Three years and a half later after attending Dennis' first birthday, Griffin is seen with Drac, Murray, Frank, Wayne, and his invisible girlfriend doubting it. Griffin is playing with himself just before they go on a road trip to bring out Dennis' inner monster which at this point in time, Dennis is four in a half years old and then Griffin and the others head into the hearse, and Griffin hopes into the drivers seat of the hearse. Then when Blobby shows up asking Drac if he can hop into the hearse too, but when he hops in, Griffin and the others are sucked into Blobby. They wait until the sidecar for Blobby is attached to the hearse, then the gang is off to start their trip.
Then in the forest, when Drac tells Dennis how monsters are nice just like him, but when the moon comes out, it becomes big and scary. Griffin along with Wayne, Murray, Frank dance to the song. Drac turns off the radio, then Griffin asks Drac what he's putting in the CD player, then they eventually reach their first destination the Forest of Slamonya, which now called Dark Forest Municipal Park and Bike Trail. Griffin and the guys get out the hearse, and Griffin and guys hid in the bushes and watched Frank try to scary two female joggers, but Griffin and the other monsters are stunned when the two joggers ask Frank if he would like to take a selfie with them. Then Griffin and the guys get back in the hearse to go to the next stop on their trip.
They go deeper into the forest and stop and get out of the hearse, and the guys watch Wayne try to kill a deer but instead watch Wayne spot a frisbee and play a game of tug a war with a dog, and the guys happily watch the game of tug a war between Wayne and the dog. Then Griffin and the guys get back in the hearse to go to their next part of their trip. While in the hearse Drac and Wayne fight over the frisbee causing Griffin to make a sharp turn.
Then Griffin and the others stop and get out of the hearse. Drac tells Murray it’s his turn to show Dennis that the Mummy can crash through walls create swarm of beetles and create sandstorms and can put a curse anyone. Griffin and the guys look bored as they watch Murray try to conjure up a sandstorm, but they all laugh except for Drac, and Drac gives Griffin the titty twister after Griffin says aww, how cute. Frank puts two raisins and a carrot on the sand snowman Dennis made. Then, Griffin and the guys get back in the hearse to drive to their next and final destination. Griffin tells the guys he’s the best selling workout video.
Finally, they reach their last stop, Drac's childhood camp, Winnepacaca. Griffin and the monsters are impressed about the camp. Griffin is seen around the campfire singing a song with the guys, Dana, and the vampire children. Then Griffin follows his friends up the jump tower, and Griffin says he can't watch Drac throw Dennis off the jump tower as he takes off his glasses and puts his head down, but ends up watching Drac throw Dennis off the tower and watches Dennis fall and scream, and then watch as Drac saves Dennis and also watches Dana and Drac argue, and then Griffin and the other monsters make the jump tower fall over catching Frank and the camp on fire. Griffin, Wayne and Murray try calm Frank down, then Griffin is seen watching the camp burning and watches as Drac lies to Mavis to where they are. After Mavis calls and demands to know where they are, Drac freaks out and says that they have no car. Griffin then tells Drac not to worry that he made a call which turns out to be Blobby, then Griffin and the guys get on Blobby's scooter and leave the camp to return to the hotel.
On the way back to the hotel, Griffin and the guys stop so Blobby can use the bathroom, then the scooter dies and the guys fly on Blobby all the rest of the way back to the hotel. Once Griffin and the guys get back to the hotel, Griffin sees Drac call Mavis and asks her when is she going to arrive at the hotel, not knowing that has already beat them to the hotel, then Griffin watches the video of Drac throwing Dennis off the jump tower. Griffin then watches Mavis telling her dad that she didn't think Dennis was safe around other monsters and now Mavis thinks Dennis is not even safe with his grandfather. Mavis then tells her dad that they’re moving after they have Dennis’ fifth birthday on Wednesday. Then Griffin and the guys watch Mavis and Dennis walk into the hotel, Griffin and the guys give Johnny a sad look, and watch Johnny walk in the hotel right behind Mavis, then Griffin and the guys feel sad that couldn't turn Dennis into a vampire.
Dennis' fifth birthday Edit
Griffin attends Dennis' birthday but is not shown at first when Vlad arrives at the hotel. Griffin, along with everyone else, watches Kakie the cake monster’s performance and witnesses Dracula and Vlad's plan unfold. Griffin is seen looking on at the Dracula family argument before everyone realizes Dennis is missing. He leaves the hotel shortly after in search of Dennis in the nearby forest.
Bela's attack EditAs the the family fight between Vlad, Drac, Mike, Linda, Johnny, and Mavis start to cool down, Johnny realizes that Dennis is missing and everybody starts to panic and search for Dennis in the hotel by calling his name, then realize he's not in the hotel and decide to go outside to search. While they search for Dennis, they hear a load of bat screeches, then they finally find Dennis and Griffin tells Dennis that they’ve been looking everywhere for him. Then he watches Dennis fight off the bat creatures one by one, then after Dracula and Mavis join in the fight Griffin, Frank and Murray join in the fight, too. After the fight, they all cheer in victory after they beat the bat cronies, they watch the bat cronies fly away in defeat, and Dennis asks Dracula if he's cool now. After he tells Dracula he’s now a vampire and a superhero, Dracula tells Dennis he has always been a cool human, vampire, unicorn no matter what, and Dennis asks Mavis now that he's a vampire, if they can stay at Hotel Transylvania, and Mavis says yes they can stay and everyone cheers. Linda tells Dennis that she and the Loughrans would come visit him every holiday, unaware that Bella is in the bushes, fuming with anger in defeat. Bela grabs a stick, pops out of the bushes and lunges at Johnny and Johnny defends himself for his end just, then he and the others see Bela frozen and are shocked to see Vlad save Johnny's life, which he tells everyone that Vlad has a change of heart.
Griffin and the others head back to the hotel to finish Dennis' birthday celebration. Griffin is last seen dancing with the invisible woman and falls in love with her.
- "Umm, what's wrong with red curly hair?" (Dracula: Why are you getting upset?) I have red curly hair!
- "He put his hand in my mouth to see if it would disappear!"
Hotel Transylvania 2Edit
- "I can't watch this!" (takes of his glasses)
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationEdit
- "Wait, wait. I've always wanted to do this. (throws wine in Dracula's face and slaps him) Wake up! Wake up, Drac! Snap out of it!"
- "At one time, Griffin wore a more complete outfit, but we stripped him of his clothing to have more fun. It's hard to imagine you can articulate so much with so little until you try it," says director Genndy Tartakovsky. "When Griffin was more fully attired, I envisioned him in a 1970s disco vibe, complete with gold chains and a toupee," recalls designer Carter Goodrich.
- At one point in the story development process, Griffin was actually cast as the bartender in the hotel, serving up quips alongside his cocktail concoctions.
- It is stated that he has red curly hair. However, at the wedding in the third film, when Tinkles spits on his head, it is revealed that he does not have curly hair and yet, he was bald. It is unknown whether he lied to Dracula or shaved his hair, but because he is invisible, he wouldn't see his hair in mirrors. However, there's a scene in the first film where he's in the bathroom shaving the cream, it has shown that he is combing with a afro comb. It has presumed that he does have curly hair so it is implied that he shaved his hair offscreen in the third film. This also implies that invisible folk can see themselves, as well as other invisible folk, which explains why Griffin constantly forgets that he is invisible.
- He became very embarrassed when he was pantsed at the pool, in spite of the fact that nothing was visible.
- He often seems to forget that he is invisible, as forgetting no one would see him when he was pantsed by Wayne, and when Dracula said Mavis would never like someone with red curly hair, he became very angry and said that he had red curly hair, to which Dracula replied 'Well how was I supposed to know that!?'
- He can play drums and plays during 'Where did the time go?'.
- It is unknown whether Griffin is his surname or whether the creators made it his first name in the movie. In the original H.G. Wells book; his first name is never revealed, but in other TV shows and movies he has been given a first name; including John, Jack and Hawley. In any event he is only called 'Griffin' in Hotel Transylvania.
- Out of all the monsters, Griffin is quite possibly the most human as his only monstrous trait is being invisible. However, he is possibly immortal or at least extremely long-lived, with him being one of Dracula's old friends.