David Emge

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David Emge
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David Emge
David Emge


David Emge is an American actor. He is known for his role as Stephen in George A. Romero's classic film Dawn of the Dead.

Early life[edit]

Emge (IPA: /'εmgi/) was born in Evansville, Indiana, United States. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Drama, while a student at the University of Evansville.

Movie career[edit]

One of Emge's classmates and acting partners while in college was Ron Glass, who later became famous as a starring member of the situation comedy Barney Miller. While working as a chef in a New York City restaurant, Emge met George A. Romero, who cast him in the role for which he would be most remembered, as Stephen in Romero's zombie epic, Dawn of the Dead.[1] As of 2007, Emge participates in occasional acting and film conventions.


Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Booby Hatch Angelo Fettucini
1978 Dawn of the Dead Stephen Andrews
1990 Basket Case 2 Half Moon
1992 Hellmaster Robert


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