Performer: Frank Gorshin
Appears in:
Rudolph's Shiny New Year

1023 (pronounced "ten to three") is a character from the Rankin/Bass television special Rudolph's Shiny New Year. He is a knight who is proprietor to an island which is home to some of the world's fondest nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Being a militant fellow with a strong sense of duty, he joins Rudolph in his search for Happy, the Baby New Year, after a thorough exploration of the island. They are constantly one step behind Happy, but they finally spot him riding atop Aeon the Terrible, who has abducted him from the woods just outside the home of the Three Bears.