February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017 (age 77)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Known as the father of the zombie movie, George A. Romero started his career with the horror zombie film Night Of The Living Dead, widely considered the birth place of the modern day zombie. He would form most of his career out of this genre, with his other films including Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Land Of The Dead, Diary Of The Dead, and Survival Of The Dead. He also directed Season Of The Witch, The Crazies, Creepshow, and Monkey Shines. On most of his films he would also write and he would also always cameo in the film, acting on more than one occasion, even in The Silence Of The Lambs, to which director John Avildsen passed away almost exactly a month ago. Although he has passed away, with shows like The Walking Dead, I feel like his memory will always be alive or alive-again.


1962 Expostulations Short
1968 Night Of The Living Dead Also Writer / Editor / Actor: Washington Reporter
1971 There’s Always Vanilla  Also Editor
1972 Season Of The Witch Also Writer / Editor
1973 The Crazies Also Writer / Editor / Actor: Mayor
1978 Martin Also Writer / Editor / Actor: Father Howard
1978 Dawn Of The Dead Also Writer / Editor / Actor: TV Director
1981 Knightriders Also Writer / Editor
1982 Creepshow Also Editor
1985 Day Of The Dead Also Writer / Actor: Zombie with Scarf
1986 Flight Of The Spruce Goose*
*Only Actor: Gromero
1988 Monkey Shines  Also Writer
1990 Two Evil Eyes (segment “The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar”)  Also Writer
1991 The Silence Of The Lambs* *Only Actor: FBI Agent in Memphis
1993 The Dark Half  Also Writer
2000 The Bruiser  Also Writer
2005 Land Of The Dead Also Writer / Actor: Puppeteer (voice)
2006 Dead Eyes Open* *Only Actor: Wissenschaftler
2007 Diary Of The Dead Also Writer / Actor: Police Chief Arthur Katz
2009 Survival Of The Dead  Also Writer
2013 A Fish Story* *Only Actor: Nick’s dad


1973-1974 The Winners Director Television series documentary (8 Episodes)
1974 O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose Director Television documentary
1976 Magic At The Roxy Director Television special
2014 Phineas and Ferb
Don Adaded (voice) Episode: “Night of the Living Pharmacists”

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