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Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera. He was a devoted fan of The... See full bio »

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Known For

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 Writer
(2007)
The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead Producer
(1981)
Evil Dead
Evil Dead Producer
(2013)
Darkman
Darkman Writer
(1990)

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 2017 Noir (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2015-2016 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Dark One (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Bound in Flesh (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Ashes to Ashes (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Fire in the Hole (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Killer of Killers (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Knifeman (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Rake (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Remembrance of Taxis Past (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Cannibal (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Serial Killer (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned (TV Series) (executive producer - 33 episodes)
- Victory (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Dead and the Dying (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Separate Paths (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Mors Indecepta (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Spoils of War (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Bitter End (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Reckoning (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Beneath the Mask (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Paterfamilias (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Missio (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Zombie Roadkill (TV Series short) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Dead End (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Hot Night in Hell (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Fur Kills (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Road Block (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Smell of Death (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2008-2010 Legend of the Seeker (TV Series) (executive producer - 39 episodes)
- Tears (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Unbroken (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Eternity (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Extinction (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Walter (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 13: Fear Is Real (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Boom (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Alone (2009) ... (executive producer)
- A Deal with the Devil (2009) ... (executive producer)
- A Lesson in Terror (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Fort Fear (2009) ... (executive producer)
 1995-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (executive producer - 134 episodes)
- A Friend in Need Part II (2001) ... (executive producer)
- A Friend in Need Part I (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Soul Possession (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Many Happy Returns (2001) ... (executive producer)
- When Fates Collide (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000-2001 Cleopatra 2525 (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- The Voice (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Noir or Never (2001) ... (executive producer)
- No Thanks for the Memories (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Soldier Who Fell from Grace (2001) ... (executive producer)
- In Your Boots (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Jack of All Trades (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Seventy Brides for One Brother (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Hamnesia (2000) ... (executive producer)
- One, Two, Three: Give Me Lady Liberty (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Croquey in the Pokey (2000) ... (executive producer)
- The Morning After (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1995-1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) (executive producer - 111 episodes)
- Full Circle (1999) ... (executive producer)
- A Wicked Good Time (1999) ... (executive producer)
- City of the Dead (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Hercules, Tramps & Thieves (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Darkness Visible (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998-1999 Young Hercules (TV Series) (executive producer - 49 episodes)
- Valley of the Shadow (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Ill Wind (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Apollo (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Mila (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Under Siege (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1997-1998 Spy Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Well, Nothing to Fear But Death Itself (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Necessity Is the Mother of Infection (1998) ... (executive producer)
- How Diplomatic of You (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Go, Girl (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Lorne and Max Drop the Ball (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1995-1996 American Gothic (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Requiem (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Triangle (1996) ... (executive producer)
- The Buck Stops Here (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Learning to Crawl (1996) ... (executive producer)
- To Hell and Back (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1994-1995 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Ghost of the Ice (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Ancestral Evil (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Spider in the Tower (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Fast Forward (1995) ... (executive producer)
- The Delusionist (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Hercules in the Underworld (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Darkman (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Commentary Track: Evil Dead II (1987) DVD See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Celia Abrams | The Master Cylinder | R.O.C. Sandstorm | Roc Sandstorm | Alan Smithee Jr.

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think if people love the source material, and that's really whey they're making the movie, then that's a natural outcome. That the things we all love, and work with the creators of the movie to save the things that were so effective. I think it's situations where people don't love the material, they just say, oh that was a big hit, it could be a big hit here. It's just generalizing. Things got ... See more »

Trivia:

Over his years as a director, Raimi's 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 (originally bought by Raimi's father for the family when Sam was 14) has "played" Ash's car in the Evil Dead movies, Uncle Ben and Aunt May's car in the Spider-Man movies, Annie's car in The Gift (2000), and Mrs. Ganoush's car in Drag Me to Hell (2009), and has made cameos in nearly all of his other movies. See more »

Trademark:

Known for inflicting physical violence on main characters either with large violent scenes or smaller ones throughout. See more »

Nickname:

Sammy

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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