Foree attending Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, January 2007
Ken Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor, best known as the protagonist Peter from the horror film Dawn of the Dead and as Roger Rockmore on the Nickelodeon television sitcom Kenan & Kel .
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear for entertainment purposes. Initially inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century. The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres.
Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero. It was written by Romero in collaboration with the Italian filmmaker Dario Argento and produced by Richard P. Rubinstein. It was the second film made in Romero's Night of the Living Dead series and shows in a larger scale the apocalyptic effects on society, though it contains no characters or settings from the film Night of the Living Dead. In the film, a phenomenon of unidentified origin has caused the reanimation of the dead, who prey on human flesh. David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross star as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall amid mass hysteria.
Nickelodeon is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It broadcasts usually from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.
Foree was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began acting in the 1970s, appearing in the 1976 film The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and the films The Wanderers and Dawn of the Dead .He also had roles in the films The Dentist (1996), From Beyond (1986) and Knightriders (1981). In 1995 he starred in an X-Files episode. In 2005, he played Charlie Altamont in the film The Devil's Rejects , starring opposite Sid Haig and Bill Moseley, as the adopted brother of Haig's character. Foree also played the role of Roger Rockmore, Kenan and Kyra's father on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel with Teal Marchande as his wife, Sheryl.
Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 872,680. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-autonomous municipalities in Marion County, was 863,002. It is the 16th most populous city in the U.S. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S., with 2,028,614 residents. Its combined statistical area ranks 27th, with a population of 2,411,086. Indianapolis covers 368 square miles (950 km2), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S.
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is a 1976 sports comedy film about a team of enterprising ex-Negro League baseball players in the era of racial segregation. Loosely based upon William Brashler's novel of the same name, it starred Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor. Directed by John Badham, the movie was produced by Berry Gordy for Motown Productions and Rob Cohen for Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on July 16, 1976.
The Wanderers is a 1979 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen and Toni Kalem. Set in the Bronx in 1963, the film follows a gang of Italian-American teenagers known as the Wanderers and their ongoing power struggles with rival gangs such as the Baldies and the Wongs.
In 2007 he appeared in Rob Zombie's remake of the 1978 film, Halloween . The horror-comedy film Shaun of the Dead has a subtle reference to him as the film's main character is an employee of "Foree Electronics".
Rob Zombie is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band. He is the older brother of Spider One, lead vocalist for American rock band Powerman 5000.
Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name and the ninth installment in the Halloween franchise. The film stars Tyler Mane as the adult Michael Myers, Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Sam Loomis, Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode, and Daeg Faerch as the young Michael Myers. Rob Zombie's "reimagining" follows the premise of John Carpenter's original, with Michael Myers stalking Laurie Strode and her friends on Halloween night. Zombie's film goes deeper into the character's psyche, trying to answer the question of what drove him to kill people, whereas in Carpenter's original film Michael did not have an explicit reason for killing.
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a directionless Londoner who is caught in an apocalyptic zombie uprising. The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for a BAFTA. It is the first in Wright and Pegg's Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, followed by 2007's Hot Fuzz and 2013's The World's End.
Ken Foree appeared as himself in the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry. Foree is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities include Tom Savini, Jim O'Rear, Brinke Stevens, James Gunn, Stephen Susco, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs and blues man Mem Shannon.
The Pine Deep Trilogy is a series of supernatural horror novels by Jonathan Maberry. The series is set in Pine Deep, a fictional rural Pennsylvania town that becomes plagued by an evil force thought previously killed thirty years ago. In the books the town is considered to be "the most haunted town in America" and has a booming supernatural tourism industry based around the town's history and Halloween. The trilogy is composed of Ghost Road Blues, Dead Man's Song, and Bad Moon Rising.
Jonathan Maberry is an American suspense author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers.
Thomas Vincent Savini is an American actor, stunt performer, film director, and prosthetic makeup artist. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th, Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Ken has his own horror festival titled "Foree Fest". Held in the U.K, the first event took place in 2007, with a second in October 2009 and a third event in 2013.
|1976||The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings||Honey, Potter's Goon|
|1977||Kojak||Episode: "The Condemned"|
|1978||Dawn of the Dead||Peter Washington|
|1979||The Wanderers||Black Sportsman|
|The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Python player||Uncredited|
|The Dukes of Hazzard||Rollo||Episode: "State of the County"|
|1984||Knight Rider||Danton||Episode: "Knight in Disgrace"|
|1985||Hunter||Louis McMahon||Episode: "Guilty:|
|Knight Rider||Spider-Man||Episode: "Redemption of a Champion"|
|1986||From Beyond||Buford 'Bubba' Brownlee|
|Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling||Big Joke|
|1987||Terror Squad||Deputy Brown|
|1989||True Blood||Det. Charlie Gates|
|Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge||Acardi|
|Beauty and the Beast||Morley||Episode: "A Kingdom by the Sea"|
|1990||Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III||Benny|
|Taking Care of Business||J.B., Prisoner making demands|
|Without You I'm Nothing||Emcee (M.C.)|
|Down the Drain||Buckley|
|Quantum Leap||The Brush||Episode: "Pool Hall Blues"|
|Matlock||Billy Leon||Episode: "The Fighter"|
|1991||Night of the Warrior||Oliver||The Flash||Whisper||Episode: "Beat the Clock"|
|Diplomatic Immunity||Del Roy Gaines|
|The Heroes of Desert Storm||Sergeant Leroy Ford|
|1992||General Hospital (TV)||Kris||Unknown episodes|
|Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story||First USC Coach|
|1993||Joshua Tree||Eddie Turner|
|Babylon 5 (TV)||P.F.C. Large||Episode Gropos|
|The X-Files||Vincent Parmelly||Episode The List|
|1996||Due South||Macon Lacroix||Episode: "The Edge"|
|The Dentist||Detective Gibbs|
|1996-2000||Kenan and Kel||Roger Rockmore||60 episodes|
|2001||The Nightmare Room||Coach||Episode: "Locker 13"|
|2004||Dawn of the Dead||The Televangelist|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Pedestrian (voice)||Video game|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Charlie Altamont|
|2006||The Devil's Den||Leonard|
|2007||Splatter Disco||Shank Chubb||Video|
|Halloween||Big Joe Grizzley|
|Black Santa's Revenge||Black Santa||Short film|
|Brutal Massacre: A Comedy||Carl|
|Brotherhood of Blood||Stanis|
|2008||Dead Bones||The Bartender|
|Cut, Print||Jack Stanley||Orlando Entertainment|
|30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust||Miniseries|
|2009||Zone of the Dead||Mortimer Reyes|
|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Luke St. Luke (voice)||Video|
|2010||D.C. Sniper||John Allen Muhammad||Video|
|2011||Water for Elephants||Earl|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Herman Jackson|
|2012||Cut/Print||Detective Jack Stanley|
|2015||The Divine Tragedies||Homer|
|2016||The Rift||John Smith|
|2017||Dimension 404||Agent X||Episode: "Polybius"|
Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American action horror film directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Richard P. Rubinstein, Marc Abraham and by Eric Newman and the screenplay written by James Gunn while the special effects for the film were done by Heather Langenkamp and David LeRoy Anderson, who co-own AFX Studio. It is the remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film, and stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, and Mekhi Phifer. Its plot centers on a handful of human survivors living in a shopping mall located in the fictional town of Everett, Wisconsin, surrounded by swarms of zombies. Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, and Lindy Booth play supporting roles; the original's cast members Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Tom Savini appear in cameos. The film was released by Universal Pictures on March 19, 2004. The film grossed $102 million worldwide against a budget of $26 million.
Kel Johari Rice Mitchell is an American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, singer, and rapper. He is known for his work as a regular cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, as the Invisible Boy in the 1999 Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush superhero satire film Mystery Men, his portrayal of Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, his role as Ed in the film and All That sketch Good Burger, as the voice of Dutch in the Disney XD cartoon Motorcity, and as Ray in the 2006 sequel to Like Mike, Like Mike 2: Streetball. He currently stars as Double G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers.
Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. Thompson began his acting career in the early 1990s, and garnered fame as an original cast member of Nickelodeon's sketch comedy series All That.
Kenan & Kel is an American teen sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. 62 episodes and a made-for-TV movie were produced over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The first two seasons were filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, and the remaining two were filmed at the Nick on Sunset theater in Hollywood.
John Irving Bloom, known by the stage name Joe Bob Briggs, is a syndicated American film critic, writer, and comic performer.
Debbie Ann Rochon is a Canadian actress and former stage performer, best known for her work in independent horror films and counter-culture films.
Brinke Stevens is an American actress, model and writer.
Vanessa Jennifer Baden-Kelly is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. She began her career as a child actress in the Nickelodeon television series Gullah Gullah Island (1994–1998) and Kenan & Kel (1996–2000).
Stephen Susco is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for writing horror films such as The Grudge, The Grudge 2, and Texas Chainsaw 3D. His directorial debut film, Unfriended: Dark Web, had its premiere at SXSW on March 9, 2018.
Jim O'Rear is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.
Texas Frightmare Weekend is a horror-oriented for-profit media event held annually in the Dallas, Texas area. It is a way for fans of the horror genre to connect with fellow horror lovers, meet guests that work in the genre, discover new films, and buy merchandise. Guests have included actors, directors, and producers from classic and upcoming horror films. These guests are available for attendees to meet, purchase photo ops with, and autographs from, as well as appear at panel discussions related to their work in the genre. Topics of panel discussions range from the horror genre in general, and working in the genre, to question and answers sessions with the cast and creators of specific movies. The convention also hosts a film festival with screenings of your favorite horror movies, and new ones. On Friday night, after hours, there is a themed party that is free for VIP and premium pass holders, while anyone else has to pay for admission. The main convention area consists of the guests, vendors selling horror themes merchandise, fans sporting horror cosplay costumes, as well as other attractions that the convention may have that given year, such as props from movies. Being held at Hyatt Regency DFW airport since 2012. The main convention space takes place in two large ballrooms where the guests, and vendors have tables set up, much like a marketplace. Texas Frightmare Weekend is very active on social media. They post guest announcements on Twitter, and Facebook. They have a Facebook group for fans to connect with each other year round, and a youtube channel where they post interviews, panels, and general videos of the convention. In this video from 2015, you can get a small glimpse into what to expect at the convention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wado5eBswmE
Mem Shannon is an American blues musician. He is currently signed to Toronto's NorthernBlues Music. Shannon is a former taxi-cab driver turned bluesman.
Eleanor James is an English actress.
Crypticon is a horror-oriented media event held annually in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri. Guests have included authors, actors, directors, producers, and writers from classic and upcoming horror titles.
Fright Night Film Fest, also known as Louisville Fright Night Film Fest, is an annual horror film festival in Louisville, Kentucky. The festival was first founded in 2005 by Ken Daniels and is typically held in July at the Galt House, which is famous for housing guests for the Kentucky Derby. The focus of the Fright Night Film Fest focuses on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and cult from around the world including new films from Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Europe and North America.
As Night Falls is a 2013 horror film directed by Joe Davison. It was created in 2010 but was not released until November 12, 2013, when it was sent straight to DVD. It stars Debbie Rochon as a mother that returns from the dead to "discipline" anyone she thinks is naughty.
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