Duane Jones

Duane Jones


Duane Jones was born on Apr 11, 1937 in USA. Duane Jones's big-screen debut came with Night of the Living Dead directed by George A. Romero in 1968, strarring Ben. Duane Jones is known for Night of the Living Dead directed by George A. Romero, Duane Jones stars as Ben and Judith O'Dea as Barbra. The upcoming new movie Duane Jones plays is Fright House which will be released on Oct 16, 1989.

Cult figure who will forever be remembered as Ben, the resourceful, yet ill-fated hero of George A. Romero's low-budget zombie film La Nuit des morts-vivants (1968). Jones was a former English professor who directed at the Maguire Theater at the Old Westbury campus of New York State University, and he additionally served as artistic director at the Richard Allen Center in New York City. His casting as the hero of the Romero film was unique, as it was the first occasion that an African-American actor had portrayed the hero in a horror film. The tall, talented Jones appeared in a handful of other B-grade horror movies such as Ganja & Hess (1973) and Vampires (1986), but none are remembered as well as his first on-screen role.He passed away at only 51 years of age from heart failure.

  • Birthday

    Apr 11, 1937
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

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