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Multi-award-winning actor Ross Turner is best known as the Upwork Zombie from the ubiquitous 2022/23 television ad campaign, but probably better recognized (without zombie makeup, of course) for his recurring role as Liberty High School math teacher Mr. Wood in three seasons of the hit Netflix series "Th1rteen R3asons Why".

In 2007, after 20 years in theater and stand-up comedy, Ross made an unexpected leap to movies when Grateful Dead concert film director Len Dell'Amico noticed him performing in a comedy showcase with the late Robin Williams. The result was a starring role in Dell'Amico's indie feature "Welcome to Dopeland" (2010). Since then, Ross has completed over 25 features and 70 shorts, many of which have earned official selections and nominations at top film festivals including Raindance, Mill Valley, SXSW, Tribeca, Sundance, and Palm Springs. In Japan, Ross has appeared in guest star roles on multiple episodes of the popular television series "Sekai Gyoten News", and most recently on "World Hanzai Mystery".

Ross stars in four indie feature films including as the main antagonist in period drama "Mindreader" (2022) filmed in rural Mississippi. He's also had recent supporting roles in "The Legend of Jack and Diane" starring Tom Sizemore, and "Manifest West" opposite Milo Gibson.

Ross's talent has been recognized by film festivals around the world. He has won a total of 11 awards for his roles in sci-fi drama "The Bumbry Encounter" (official selection at Mill Valley, Raindance, and Palm Springs, among many others - available on Amazon), and supernatural western "Ghost in the Gun" (for which he also shares a Best Acting Ensemble award with "Star Trek: Voyager" star Tim Russ).

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