|Professor Andrew Maxwell|
|Appearance||Diary of the Dead|
Survival of the Dead
Professor Maxwell is a survivor of the undead apocalypse.
Maxwell has stated that he served in an unknown war.
Maxwell appeared to be a co-director for Jason Creed's mummy movie. When the dead begin to rise, the group goes on the road.
When they encounter several zombies which Mary Dexter, the driver, runs over, they stop for a break and Mary shoots herself with a pistol. The Professor and the group rush a comatose Mary to a deserted hospital, where they encounter several zombies.
Mary dies and reanimates, and when Gordo is unable to do it, Professor Maxwell takes the gun and does it himself. Gordo is bitten, dies, and is shot to prevent reanimation. Maxwell and the others go on the road again, but the caravan breaks down, and the group encounters Samuel, a deaf, Amish man. The group fix the caravan, but are attacked by zombies before they leave, and Samuel is killed.
A few hours later, the group encounters a group of African-Americans in a fortified warehouse. There, Ridley Wilmott calls the group and invites them to seek refuge at his fortified mansion in Philadelphia. The group gathers supplies and heads out, planning to stop by at Debra's home on the way to pick up her family.
When they reach Debra's home, Debra is ambushed by her undead brother, who Professor Maxwell then kills. They find Debra's mother dead and her father a zombie, who Maxwell immediately kills.
As the group sets out towards Philadelphia, a squad of rogue soldiers ambush them in the night, taking all their supplies, save their weapons. After hours of driving, the group finally arrives at Ridley's house.
After Ridley turns and kills Eliot, Maxwell suggests they hide in the panic room from the zombie Ridley roaming the house. As hundreds of zombies break into the mansion, Maxwell, in a panic, seals himself, Tony and Debra in the panic room with no means of escape.