12 Actors That Would Make Perfect Zombies!

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A little while ago we made a list of actors that would be perfect as zombie killers in a movie.

So, the next logical step is this list of 12 actors that would make great zombies.

Check it out!

So, lets put reality aside for a moment. Imagine a zombie movie and you could get any actor in the world to play a cameo as a zombie!

This is what we came up with:



1. Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe as a vampire in Shadow of the vampire(2001.)

Willem Dafoe has one of the most recognizable faces in the industry, a man often described as evil-looking would fit perfectly into a zombie role.



2. Ted Danson

Ted Danson as a zombie

Although know mostly for his comedic roles, Ted Danson simply has the face made for some bloody special effects and lateks!



3. Crispin Glover

Crispin Glover

Crispin Glover Cartoon Zombie

The resemblance between the Jocker and Crispin Glover really is uncanny and looks like he was destined to play that role in the Batman movie, although you can’t blame Chris Nolan for his other choice.   That’s why we’ll have to make due with a zombie!

4. Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken Zombie

The Walken Dead

One of the most charismatic actors around, I believe he would be phenomenal as a zombie. Only thing is, we would get to hear him speak!

5. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood zombie

I almost excluded Mr. Eastwood from this list for many reasons: a)seems like a waste casting him as a zombie, b)he would probably be better directing the whole thing, c) he is Dirty Harry after all,  etc. But after I saw this picture I just had to include him.


6. Gary Busey

Gary Busey Zombie

I don’t thin anything more is needed to say about Gary Busey as a zombie. The man oozes insanity!

7. Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Those eyes. Those eyes alone would make a great zombie!

8. Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon look alike in the Walking Dead

Another actor that has perfect body structure to play a decomposing zombie.

9. John Malkovich

John Malkovich

Another great actor who is capable of embodying almost any role, including the one of a mindless, flesh-eating ghoul.

10. Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

Just imagine that face with some zombie effects, gnawing at everything and everyone!


11. James Woods

James Woods

Another great character actor that would make a convincing zombie.


12. Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton

Keaton was great in Beetlejuice and he’s the sort of actor that I think would make a great physical zombie (in terms of their movements, moans, etc.)


There you have it. If you think we made a mistake putting someone on this list or would add someone we didn’t mention, please let us know!


  1. Jolie du Pre July 11, 2012 7:46 pm 

    What a fun posts. Yeah, I love Steve Buscemi, but he has some zombie qualities without makeup.

    Jolie du Pre
    Precious Monsters

  2. Nathan Forester April 27, 2013 7:10 am 

    I can easily picture Walken as a Wesen. If the Grimm creators do a Headless Horseman episode…they should base the Headless Horseman Wesen on Walken as the Hessian.

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