Laurence T. "Larry" Fessenden (born March 23, 1963) is an American actor, producer, writer, director, film editor, and cinematographer. 

He voiced and motion captured the role of The Stranger in the game Until Dawn and Dan T. in Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

Early Life

Larry Fessenden was born in New York City, New York. Fessenden comes from a privileged background: his father was a banker, and Fessenden attended St. Bernard's School, then Phillips Academy, from which he was expelled. He is married to Beck Underwood and the couple has one child.


Fessenden has operated the production company Glass Eye Pix since 1985. Fessenden was influenced by the old Universal Monsters.

An actor, screenwriter, director and film editor, he has worked, in addition to feature films, on such television projects as the NBC horror anthology Fear Itself (2008), directing the episode "Skin and Bones". He wrote the screenplay of Orphanage (2007) with Guillermo del Toro, an English-language remake of El Orfanato.

Fessenden has worked as a mentor to young directors, such as Jim Mickle and Ti West.[6] He has been a producer on projects including Ilya Chaiken's Liberty Kid (2007), Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy (2008), James McKenney's Satan Hates You (2010), West's The House of the Devil (2009) and The Innkeepers (2011), Joe Maggio's The Last Rites of Joe May (2011), and Rick Alverson's The Comedy (2012). Under his low-budget horror banner ScareFlix, Fessenden has produced films including West's The Roost (2005) and Trigger Man (2007), Glenn McQuaid's I Sell the Dead (2008), Maggio's Bitter Feast (2010), and Mickle's Stake Land (2010).

As a character actor, Fessenden has appeared in numerous films, including Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory (2000), Brad Anderson's Session 9 (2001) and Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers (2005), Neil Jordan's The Brave One (2007), McQuaid's I Sell the Dead (2008), Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy (2008), Mickle's Mulberry Street (2006) and Stake Land (2010), and Joe Swanberg's Silver Bullets (2011). Fessenden stars in and has directed the films Habit (1997), Wendigo (2001), and The Last Winter (2006). Fessenden also starred in the Sundance Film Festival pictures River of Grass (1994) directed by Reichardt, and Margarita Happy Hour (2001) directed by Chaiken.

In 2010, Fessenden produced Tales from Beyond the Pale, a 10-episode audio series. In 2011, he released his third rock album with the band Just Desserts. In 2012, he executive produced and was interviewed in the documentary Birth of the Dead, which examines the legacy of Night of the Living Dead. In 2015, he starred alongside Alexandra Turshen and Lauren Molina in the thriller Body and portrayed Smith in the mystery thriller film Pod, in which he also acted as executive producer. Fessenden will star alongside Noah Segan as one of the leads in Joe Begos' revenge thriller The Mind's Eye.


As actor

Year Title Role
1980 White Trash Man Who Looks Through Trash
1981 Lifeline Man (short)
1981 A Face in the Crowd Narrator (voice only)
1982 Habit Sam (video)
1991 No Telling Eden Ridge Employee
1997 Habit Sam
2001 Session 9 Craig McManus
2006 The Last Winter Charles Foster
2007 Trigger Man Henchman
2008 I Can See You Mickey Hauser
2008 Wendy and Lucy Man in Park
2008 I Sell The Dead Willy Grimes
2009 Blood Red Earth Cowboy (short)
2009 Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever Bill
2010 Hypothermia Fishing Host
2010 Bitter Feast William Coley
2010 Satan Hates You Glumac
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street Bike Messenger
2010 Stake Land Roadhouse Bartender
2011 You're Next Erik Harson
2011 Silver Bullets Sam
2012 Wolf Dog Tales Wolf Dog
2012 All the Light in the Sky Rusty
2012 Bro Louis
2012 Jug Face Sustin
2012 The Battery Frank
2013 We Are What We Are Bearded Tenant
2014 Late Phases O'Brien
2014 Worst Friends Jerry
2015 Pod Smith
2015 Body Arthur 
2015 We Are Still Here Jacob Lewis
2015 In a Valley of Violence Roy
2015 Until Dawn The Stranger (voice and likeness)
2015 Carnage Park
2015 Darling Officer Maneretti
2016 The Transfiguration Drunk Man
2016 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Dan T. (voice and likeness)

As writer

1979 The Eliminator (short)
1980 White Trash (short)
1980 The Field (short)
1981 Lifeline (short)
1981 A Face in the Crowd
1982 Habit (video)
1989 Hollow Venus: Diary of a Go-Go Dancer
1991 No Telling
1997 Habit
2001 Wendigo
2006 The Last Winter
2008 Santa Claws (short)
2015 Until Dawn (video game)

As director

Year Title
1978 Jaws (short)
1979 The Eliminator (short)
1980 White Trash (short)
1980 The Field (short)
1981 Lifeline (short)
1981 A Face in the Crowd
1982 Habit (video)
1985 Experienced Movers
1986 Chinatown (documentary short)
1987 Mismatch (documentary short)
1989 Hollow Venus: Diary of a Go-Go Dancer
1991 No Telling
1997 Habit
2001 Wendigo
2002 Searching for the Wendigo (documentary short)
2006 The Last Winter
2008 Fear Itself (TV series; episode Skin and Bones)
2013  Beneath
2014 Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped (video short)
2014 The ABCs of Death 2 (segment N is for Nexus)


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