Bobby is a porn actor. He first appears in Blood Rites.


Who the hell are you?
Harry Dresden
I the hell am Harry.
You always a wiseass?
Harry Dresden
No, sometimes I sleep.
— Dresden meeting Bobby.[2]

Bobby looked like a "weight-lifting commercial", tall, built, tan, with black hair. At first, he was rude and threatening to Harry Dresden;[2] later he apologizes to the wizard. Bobby worked as a porn actor. He eventual got the stage name Gowan Commando.[3]

In the seriesEdit

Blood RitesEdit

In Blood Rites, Harry Dresden first met Bobby with Jake Guffie in the parking lot of Arturo Genosa's studio heading to work. Dresden jokes with Jake that he's a "stunt double" string Bobby off to be unreasonably and belligerently rude and in Dresden's face. Jake made him back off then explained to Dresden that he's tense and he'll be OK when he finally picks his stage name and that he's worried that Dresden is there to be his stunt penis.[2]

When Dresden is trying to save Giselle and Jake after being electrocuted and Giselle badly cut and burned, he starts yelling at Dresden. Joan nearly knocks him over going to call the EMTs and get ice.[4]

Thomas Raith tells Dresden that Inari Raith is "twitterpatted" about Bobby. Dresden balks, calling him a "macho violent kid". Thomas Raith tells Dresden to give him a break, quote:

How insecure would you be if you were planning on spending the day having sex on camera in front of the girl you’d like to ask to dinner?— Thomas[5]

Bobby apologizes to Dresden for being rude to him, and Dresden shakes his hand graciously. When Jake tells him they were doing feng shui, Bobby thought that meant martial arts.[3]

At the Raith estate, he carried Justine outside for Inari and Lara Raith so that she could help locate Thomas Raith. Then he saved Inari from one of Lord Raith's bodyguards who was about to shoot her, taking the shot himself. Inari was very worried about him and thought he was quite brave. Inari's shoulder was badly injured when he threw her down out of the line of fire. They both needed ambulances.[6]

At the end of Blood Rites, he quit acting. Instead, he and Inari plan to start up a feng shui consulting business in California together with Jake Guffie.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blood Rites, ch. 42
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Blood Rites, ch. 7
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blood Rites, ch. 24
  4. Blood Rites, ch. 8
  5. Blood Rites, ch. 21
  6. Blood Rites, ch. 37

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