Mr. Frankenstein is a 40-year old travel agent, friendly and social, who likes to dispense roundabout advice to his son. He is proud of Victor’s accomplishments, but is concerned he doesn’t have any friends other than Sparky. He would prefer his son be more social and encourages him to join the baseball team. Mr. Frankenstein has a playful and loving relationship with his wife, Susan.
- Ben Frankenstein (2012 film) looks like an older version of Victor Van Dort.
- In the feature film, his name is changed to Edward. He introduces himself as "Edward Frankenstein" at the PTA meeting.