George A. Romero

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 02/04/1940 († 77, 07/16/2017) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, editor and actor. His Night of the Living Dead series of films about an imagined zombie apocalypse began with the 1968 film of the same name and is often considered a major contributor to the image of the zombie in modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1977), Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (199... ()
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George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian film director, screenwriter and editor, best known for his gruesome and satirical zombie films, including the seminal "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) and "Dawn of the Dead" (1978). Throughout his career he primarily worked in the horror genre and directed several notable films outside of the zombie subgenre, including vampire film "Martin" (1977) and EC Comics homage "Creepshow" (1982).

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Horror | Drama

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for George A. Romero

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Sitges Film Festival Best Director Award Sitges Film Festival Best Screenplay Award Sitges Grand Honorary Award
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Movies with George A. Romero as Actor(57)

as (cameo)2021 The Amusement Park
as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2019 Zombies in the Sugar Cane Field: The Documentary
as himself2014 Doc of the Dead
as himself2014 Why Horror?
as Nick's Dad2013 A Fish Story
as himself2011 Nightmare Factory
as himself2011 The Walking Dead Girls
as himself2010 Under the Scares
as Self - Host2009 Deadtime Stories
as Himself (archival footage)2009 Autopsy of the Dead
as Scientist2008 Dead Eyes Open
as Himself - Filmmaker2008 Zombiemania
as Police Chief Arthur Katz (uncredited)2007 Diary of the Dead
as himself2005 When Shaun Met George
as Puppeteer (voice) (uncredited)2005 Land of the Dead
as himself2002 Masters of Horror
as Himself (as George Romero)2000 The American Nightmare
as Customer (uncredited)1993 The Dark Half
as himself1993 Zombie Jamboree
as FBI Agent in Memphis (uncredited)1991 The Silence of the Lambs
as Passenger1990 Night of the Living Dead
as himself1987 Drive-In Madness
as Zombie with Scarf (uncredited)1985 Day of the Dead
as himself1981 Document of the Dead
as TV Director / Biker (uncredited)1978 Dawn of the Dead
as Father Howard1977 Martin
as Washington Reporter (uncredited)1968 Night of the Living Dead

TV Shows/Series with George A. Romero as Actor(4)

Movies with George A. Romero as Crew(64)

Directing/Director2021 Iron City Asskickers
Production/Producer2021 Iron City Asskickers
Crew/In Memory Of2021 Texas Carlos Massacre
Directing/Director2021 The Amusement Park
Editing/Editor2021 The Amusement Park
Directing/Director2021 Elegy
Crew/In Memory Of2016 Terrifier
Directing/Director2010 Survival of the Dead
Writing/Screenplay2010 Survival of the Dead
Production/Executive Producer2010 The Crazies
Writing/Original Film Writer2010 The Crazies
Production/Executive Producer2009 Deadtime Stories
Writing/Original Film Writer2008 Day of the Dead
Directing/Director2007 Diary of the Dead
Writing/Screenplay2007 Diary of the Dead
Writing/Writer2006 Night of the Living Dead 3D
Directing/Director2005 Land of the Dead
Writing/Screenplay2005 Land of the Dead
Writing/Original Film Writer2004 Dawn of the Dead
Directing/Director2000 Bruiser
Writing/Writer2000 Bruiser
Directing/Director1993 The Dark Half
Production/Executive Producer1993 The Dark Half
Writing/Screenplay1993 The Dark Half
Writing/Screenplay1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Production/Executive Producer1990 Night of the Living Dead
Writing/Screenplay1990 Night of the Living Dead
Directing/Director1990 Two Evil Eyes
Writing/Screenplay1990 Two Evil Eyes
Directing/Director1988 Monkey Shines
Writing/Screenplay1988 Monkey Shines
Writing/Screenplay1987 Creepshow 2
Directing/Director1985 Day of the Dead
Writing/Screenplay1985 Day of the Dead
Production/Executive Producer1985 Stephen King's Golden Tales
Directing/Director1982 Creepshow
Editing/Editor1982 Creepshow
Directing/Director1981 Knightriders
Editing/Editor1981 Knightriders
Writing/Writer1981 Knightriders
Directing/Director1978 Dawn of the Dead
Editing/Editor1978 Dawn of the Dead
Writing/Screenplay1978 Dawn of the Dead
Directing/Director1977 Martin
Editing/Editor1977 Martin
Writing/Writer1977 Martin
Directing/Director1974 O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose
Directing/Director1973 The Crazies
Editing/Editor1973 The Crazies
Writing/Screenplay1973 The Crazies
Camera/Director of Photography1972 Hungry Wives
Directing/Director1972 Hungry Wives
Editing/Editor1972 Hungry Wives
Writing/Writer1972 Hungry Wives
Camera/Director of Photography1971 There's Always Vanilla
Directing/Director1971 There's Always Vanilla
Editing/Editor1971 There's Always Vanilla
Camera/Director of Photography1968 Night of the Living Dead
Directing/Director1968 Night of the Living Dead
Editing/Editor1968 Night of the Living Dead
Writing/Screenplay1968 Night of the Living Dead

TV Shows/Series with George A. Romero as Crew(4)

Crew/In Memory Of2016 re:View
Writing/Writer1984 Tales from the Darkside
Production/Producer1984 Tales from the Darkside
Creator/Creator1984 Tales from the Darkside

Additional Information

Full Name: George Andrew Romero
Born: Sunday, 02/04 1940 (February) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 07/16 2017 (July) in Toronto (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Carnegie Mellon University, Monsignor Scanlan High School
Children: George C. Romero
Other names for George A. Romero (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"George Romero"
"George Andrew Romero"
George A. Romero frequently works together with these people:
Tom Savini (50x, Actor)
Michael Gornick (18x, Crew)
Gregory Nicotero (17x, Crew)
Christine Forrest (15x, Actress)
John A. Russo (13x, Crew)
S. William Hinzman (13x, Crew)
Pasquale Buba (11x, Crew)
Taso N. Stavrakis (11x, Actor)
John Amplas (11x, Actor)
Russell Streiner (10x, Actor)
Stephen King (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:13074, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/26/2023