The Mist Actors in The Walking Dead

Are the zombies singing out there?! Three actors in the cast of The Walking Dead have worked with Frank Darabont before. They are Jeffery DeMunn (Dale), Laurie Holden (Andrea), and Melissa Suzanne McBride (Carol). The three of them worked with Darabont on his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. DeMunn played Dan Miller in the horror film, but he also worked with Darabont on The Majestic, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. DeMunn has appeared in countless TV shows and movies over the course of his rich and varied career, which included having a recurring role as Professor Norman Rothenberg on the original Law & Order, and as well as Law & Order: Trial By Jury. He also appeared on Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit as another character. He even guest-starred on one episode of the X-Files.

Mulder?! He still wants to talk to me?! Tell him I'm out. Another X-Files alumna is Laurie Holden, who played Mulder’s contact Marita Covarrubias (AKA the "Unablonder") in close to a dozen episodes of that classic series. Holden first worked with Frank Darabont on The Majestic before starring in The Mist as Amanda Dunfrey. But she’s also appeared on The Shield as Agent Olivia Murray and starred with Rock Hudson in The Martian Chronicles miniseries. Holden could be seen in such films as The Fantastic Four, as well as Silent Hill, where she was extremely good as a tough, no-nonsense motorcycle cop.

She got through the mist and found her kid...now she's dealing with zombies! In addition to acting, Melissa Suzanne McBride also works as a casting director in Atlanta, Georgia. Although her part in The Mist had no name (she’s simply listed as "Woman With Kids At Home" in the credits), McBride was so memorable in this small part, thanks to the outstanding job she did in playing a mother who’s desperate to get home to her kids, but unable to find anyone to escort her. McBride also appeared in Walker, Texas Ranger, Dawson’s Creek and Matlock. She can be seen in the films The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys and Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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