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Dawn of the Dead (1978) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

George A. Romero

Writing Credits  

George A. Romero ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

David Emge ...
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Gaylen Ross ...
David Crawford ...
Dr. Foster
David Early ...
Mr. Berman
Richard France ...
Scientist
Howard Smith ...
TV Commentator
Daniel Dietrich ...
Fred Baker ...
Commander
James A. Baffico ...
Wooley (as Jim Baffico)
Rod Stouffer ...
Young Officer on Roof
Jese Del Gre ...
Old Priest
Clayton McKinnon ...
Officer in Project Apt.
John Rice ...
Officer in Project Apt.
Ted Bank ...
Officer at Police Dock
Randy Kovitz ...
Officer at Police Dock
Patrick McCloskey ...
Officer at Police Dock
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Officer at Police Dock (as Joe Pilato)
Pasquale Buba ...
Tony Buba ...
Butchie ...
Motorcycle Raider (as 'Butchie')
Dave Hawkins ...
Tom Kapusta ...
Rudy Ricci ...
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Joe Shelby ...
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Motorcycle Raider (as Taso Stavrakos)
Nick Tallo ...
Larry Vaira ...
Sharon Ceccatti ...
Lead Zombie
Pam Chatfield ...
Lead Zombie
Mike Christopher ...
Lead Zombie
Clayton Hill ...
Lead Zombie
Jay Stover ...
Lead Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Abeln ...
Redneck Rifleman That Misses (uncredited)
John Amplas ...
2nd Guy on Roof (uncredited)
Liz Augenstein ...
On Air Girl at WGON-TV (uncredited)
Joey Baffico ...
Zombie Who Sticks Fingernails Into Roger's Wounded Leg (uncredited)
Ben Barenholtz ...
Cowboy Hat Zombie Hit by Sledge (uncredited)
Dave Bartholomew ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Greg Besnak ...
Long Brown Haired Fu Manchu Mustachioed Zombie hit by Sledge (uncredited)
Dick Brem ...
Short Mustachioed Yellow Collar-Shirted Zombie (uncredited)
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Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)
Zilla Clinton ...
Blonde Biker Chick Riding Motorcycle (uncredited)
The Pagans Motorcycle Club ...
Various Bikers (uncredited)
Mark 'Whitey' Cooper ...
Featured 19 Year Old Blonde Long-Haired Zombie shot in Bikers' Battle (uncredited)
John Cosgrove ...
Tall Bearded Zombie Clawing at Mall Door (uncredited)
Susan Cosgrove ...
Crosshairs Zombie #3 (uncredited)
Lee Cummings ...
Bathing Suit Zombie (uncredited)
Jim Edemensen ...
WGON-TV Cameraman (uncredited)
Chet Flippo ...
Cowboy Zombie (uncredited)
J. Clifford Forrest Jr. ...
Featured Elderly Zombie (uncredited)
Christine Forrest ...
TV Producer / Elf Zombie / Voice of Monroeville Mall Announcer (uncredited)
Cliff Forrest ...
Tony, Man at WGON - TV ('You all right?') (uncredited)
Ingeborg Forrest ...
Nancy Friedman ...
Bandana Girl Zombie (uncredited)
Roy Frumkes ...
1st Pie-In-Face Zombie (uncredited)
Ron Gibson ...
Landlord Zombie in Tenement Cellar (uncredited)
Michael Gornick ...
Voice of News Reporter on Radio (uncredited)
Barry Gress ...
Parking Lot Zombie Knocking Sign Over (uncredited)
John Harrison ...
Screwdriver Zombie (uncredited)
Gary Hartman ...
Blonde Biker (wearing olive green jacket & black helmet) (uncredited)
George Heake ...
Biker with Long Hair (uncredited)
Chuck Hoffman ...
Bearded Zombie Outside Gun Store (uncredited)
Michael James ...
Bald Zombie in Bikers' Battle (uncredited)
Jeannie Jefferies ...
Blonde Zombie Who Attacks Roger in Truck (uncredited)
Susan Kilmartin ...
Yellow-Green Striped Shirt Zombie (uncredited)
Vic Kleinman ...
Charlie Parker - WGON-TV Typist who hands out notes to Francine (Francine's Ex-Husband) (uncredited)
Katherine Kolbert ...
Brunette Biker Chick Throwing Pies and Cakes (uncredited)
Walt Kravo ...
Bearded Zombie Who Bites Moonbaby's Neck (uncredited)
Jim Krut ...
Helicopter Zombie (uncredited)
Tommy Lafitte ...
Miguel, The Zombie (uncredited)
Ralph Langer ...
Robert Langer ...
Mustachioed Plaid-Shirted Zombie eating Bikers' flesh (uncredited)
Maxine Lapiduss ...
Redhead Zombie Outside J.C. Penny (uncredited)
Ellen Lauren ...
Mall Rooftop Zombie (uncredited)
Ed Letteri ...
Long-Haired Man by Door at WGON-TV (uncredited)
Lenny Lies ...
Machete Zombie (uncredited)
Michael Lies ...
WGON-TV Sideburns Man Wearing Vest (uncredited)
Barbara Lifsher ...
Mary 'Chickie' / Blonde Biker Chick Driving Van (uncredited)
Frank Mamone ...
Biker (uncredited)
Nicholas Mastandrea ...
Mall Zombie Outside Gun Store (uncredited)
Molly McCloskey ...
Lovely Woman at WGON - TV ('My turn for the coat.') (uncredited)
Doug Mertz ...
Preppie Zombie - 2nd Pie-In Face (uncredited)
Robert V. Michelucci ...
Bearded Scope Zombie / Zombie Who Attacks Mousey (uncredited)
Bob Miller ...
Funeral Zombie Wearing Three-Piece Suit (uncredited)
Ken Nagin ...
Pendant Headband Biker - with Axe (uncredited)
Jack Pappalardo ...
Lead Zombie - Bach's Arco Pitcairn Pitcher (uncredited)
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Biker Who Shoots Flyboy (uncredited)
John Paul ...
Bald Zombie - Airport Chart House (uncredited)
Donald Pollock ...
Zombie in Parking Lot (uncredited)
Sukey Raphael ...
Red Poncho Zombie - 3rd Pie-In Face (uncredited)
E. Butler Richards ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Russell L. Richards ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Lenny Roman ...
White Headband Biker riding Harley Motorcycle (uncredited)
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TV Director / Nick - Biker in Santa Claus Suit (uncredited)
Donald Rubinstein ...
Roger's Zombie Attacker in Parking Lot (uncredited)
Donna Savini ...
Zombie Girl in Airport Chart House (uncredited)
Mike Savini ...
Zombie Boy in Airport Chart House (uncredited)
Frank A. Serrao ...
Fat Grey-Suited Zombie (uncredited)
Gina Sestak ...
Longhaired Glasses Zombie Entering Our Heroes' Mall Hideout (uncredited)
Warner Shook ...
Security Guard Zombie Who Attacks Stephen in Mall Basement (uncredited)
Donna Siegel ...
Beautiful Dark Haired Light Brown Bloused Woman heading out door at WGON-TV (uncredited)
Stephen M. Silverman ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Ralph Tallo ...
Stephen's Grey Suited Airport Zombie Attacker (hit by sledgehammer) (uncredited)
Milt Thompson ...
Checkered Shirted Zombie who attacks Stephen in Elevator (3rd Elevator Zombie Attacker) (uncredited)
Jeanette Lansel Vaira ...
Biker Chick (uncredited)
Bobbi Van Eman ...
Beautiful Curly Haired Female WGON-TV Technician Behind TV Station Employee (uncredited)
Sara Venable ...
Leotard Zombie Hit by Sledge (uncredited)
Vincent Vok ...
WGON - TV Station Employee (uncredited)
Billie Walters ...
Biker Chick (wearing brown headband) (uncredited)
Vickie Walters ...
Biker Chick (uncredited)
Robert Williams ...
Soldier in Apartment Project (uncredited)
Laura Ziemba ...
Ice Skating Rink Zombie (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Claudio Argento ... A Laurel Group Production in association with
Alfredo Cuomo ... A Laurel Group Production in association with
Richard P. Rubinstein ... producer
Donna Siegel ... assistant producer

Music by 

Dario Argento
Goblin ... (as The Goblins)
Agostino Marangolo ... (uncredited)
Massimo Morante ... (uncredited)
Fabio Pignatelli ... (uncredited)
Claudio Simonetti ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by 

Michael Gornick ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

George A. Romero
Dario Argento ... (recut version) (uncredited)

Casting By 

John Amplas

Set Decoration by 

Josie Caruso
Barbara Lifsher

Costume Design by 

Josie Caruso

Makeup Department 

Nancy Allen ... make up assistant
Ted Bank ... second assistant makeup artist
Joseph A. Campayno ... second assistant makeup artist (as Joe Campayno)
Jeannie Jefferies ... make up assistant
John Amplas ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Greg Besnak ... makeup artist: Lee Cummings (uncredited)
Randy Kovitz ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Joseph Pilato ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Joe Shelby ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Zilla Clinton ... production manager
Jay Stover ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Christine Forrest ... assistant director

Art Department 

Joseph Eberle ... graphics

Sound Department 

Tony Buba ... sound recordist / sound
Rick Dior ... re-recording mixer (as Richard Dior)
Robert Williams ... boom man

Special Effects by 

Don Berry ... explosive effects
Tom Savini ... makeup & cosmetic special effects
Gary Zeller ... explosive effects

Visual Effects by 

Arthur J. Canestro ... consultant

Stunts 

Leonard DeStefans ... stunt driver: truck
John Konter ... stunt driver: truck
Tom Savini ... stuntman
Carl Scott ... stunt driver: truck
Taso N. Stavrakis ... stuntman (as Taso Stavrakis)
Benjamin Meade ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tom Savini ... stunt double: Jeannie Jefferies (uncredited) / stunt double: Larry Vaira (uncredited)
Marty Schiff ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Shelby ... stunts (uncredited)
Taso N. Stavrakis ... stunt double: Nancy Friedman (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Carl Augenstein ... lighting
Dan Bertha ... grip
Bradley Drumheller ... grip
Tom Dubensky ... assistant cameraman
Cliff Forrest ... key grip
Katherine Kolbert ... still photography
Lenny Lies ... grip
Nicholas Mastandrea ... key grip (as Nick Mastandrea)
Clayton McKinnon ... grip
Ken Nagin ... grip
Daniel Silk ... grip
Tom Wholey ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Ellen Hopkins ... casting assistant
Michael Lies ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Michèle Martin ... wardrobe (as Michele Martin)
Michael Lies ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Piero Bozza ... assistant editor (Italian version)
Kenneth Davidow ... assistant editor
Otto Paoloni ... advisor: Technicolor
Joe Violante ... advisor: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)

Music Department 

Dario Argento ... composer: additional soundtrack
Goblin ... original sound track (as The Goblins)
Giorgio Agazzi ... music recordist (uncredited)
Pierre Arvay ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herbert Chappell ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roland de Cande ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
DeWolfe ... music publisher (uncredited)
Gordon Grant ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Don Harper ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Lemel ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Agostino Marangolo ... musician: drums, percussions, piano (uncredited)
Antonio Marangolo ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Phil May ... musician: lead vocals (uncredited)
Peter Merrick ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Massimo Morante ... musician: guitar, bass, mandolin (uncredited)
Keith Papworth ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Simon Park ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Fabio Pignatelli ... musician: bass and acoustic guitar (uncredited)
John Povey ... musician: drums & percussions (uncredited)
Carlo Rustichelli ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Derek Scott ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Claudio Simonetti ... musician: keyboards, organ and violin (uncredited)
Barry Stoller ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Dick Taylor ... musician: lead guitar (uncredited)
Reg Tilsley ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eric Towren ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Trombey ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Cliff Twemlow ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... musician: bugle (uncredited)
Wally Waller ... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Frank A. Serrao ... production driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Dario Argento ... script consultant
Leslie Augenstein ... production assistant
Ben Barenholtz ... distribution consultant
Jim Barger ... mall security
Barth Bartholomae ... helicopter pilot
Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter ... presenter (as Billy Baxter)
Jean Bertl ... titles
Sharon Ceccatti ... production assistant
James Chai ... titles
Francine Davidoff ... publicity assistant
Margarida Delgado ... production assistant
Diane Donati ... slate
Charles Forman ... production accounting
Renée Furst ... publicist (as Renee Furst)
Jose Gallardo ... titles (as Jose V. Gallardo)
Clayton Hill ... weapons coordinator
Ed Letteri ... production assistant
Karen Levy ... titles
Dan Lupovitz ... production assistant
Alberto Piferi ... additional dialogue: Italian edition
John Rice ... continuity
Herbert R. Steinmann ... presenter
Vincent D. Survinski ... business manager (as Vince Survinski)
Bill Wagner ... mall liaison
Diane Westerman ... production assistant
John Amplas ... stand-in (uncredited)
Donna Siegel ... assistant: Mr. Rubinstein (uncredited)
Larry Vaira ... biker wrangler (uncredited)

Thanks 

Robert Cox ... produced with the cooperation of
Marvin Lieber ... produced with the cooperation of
Miguel Lisenberg ... produced with the cooperation of
Alvin Rogal ... produced with the cooperation of
Frank Rubinstein ... produced with the cooperation of
Irvin Shapiro ... produced with the cooperation of
Max Toberoff ... produced with the cooperation of
Susan Vermazen ... produced with the cooperation of
Crew believed to be complete

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