By day, 52-year-old Chuck Lamb is a mild-mannered computer programmer from Columbus, Ohio. By night, he’s dead. It’s not that Chuck actually dies at night, but when he gets off work, he heads home to his wife and the two of them think up creative ways for Chuck to die. Chuck Lamb wants to be a professional dead man.
“I’m not much of an actor and I’m definitely not a looker, so I had to think of another way to realise my dream.” While Chuck has been a dead body on screen a few times, most notably in the Danny Aiello comedy Stiffs, he’s not yet reached his goal. “I want to be the most famous dead body alive. Some people think it’s a bit strange that my wife comes up with a new way to kill me every weekend – but I think it’s hilarious. I have six grown-up kids though, who don’t all think it’s as funny as we do.” Chuck adds, “When I finally croak, I’d love to do it on screen. It’d be brilliant to be playing a corpse and actually die on screen. I want my epitaph to read: ‘I’m not kidding this time’.”
To further his dream, Chuck maintains a website, Dead Body Guy, where he documents his various ways of death and guises under which he dies, from that of a peeping Tom strangled by a window to the one you see above, a man eaten by a killer Jeep.
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