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Curtis Ellenton is a survivor in Dead Rising 2 found at the South Plaza and is involved with Brains Over Brawn. He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role.

He was also mentioned on the Tape it or Die website in a blog, having been found by Gretchen while she searched the city for supplies.

Tape it or Die[]

Curtis was first mentioned on the viral website Tape it or Die. He was found by Gretchen Peregrine in the South Plaza. He and his friends, John Boog, Kevin Meyers, and Brian Scherbey, were found playing a board game in a construction zone. Their behavior deterred Gretchen from escorting them to Johnny Pipes's hide out. The four men managed to slip their business cards in Gretchen's pocket just as she was leaving.

Brains Over Brawn[]

Main article: Brains Over Brawn

In the mission Brains Over Brawn, Chuck finds Curtis and his three friends, John Boog, Kevin Meyers, and Brian Scherbey, huddled over a board game in an unfinished shop in the South Plaza mall. Chuck attempts to convince the costumed men to join him so he can lead them to safety at the Fortune City Emergency Shelter. However, they refuse to listen. As soon as Chuck mentions that there are women in the shelter, John and his friends finally agree and follow Chuck to the safe house.

Alternatively, if a female survivor is in Chuck's party, John and his friends will immediately join Chuck after noticing that he has a girl with him.


  • Curtis could be a reference to "The Sailor Moon Guy", who is also a fat man with a beard in a Japanese schoolgirl outfit.
  • His first name and "nerdy" characteristics could be a reference to Curtis Armstrong who played Booger in the film "Revenge of the Nerds".
  • Taking a picture of him will result in Outtake points instead of Drama points.
  • His picture appears on the Achievement/Trophy Hero of Fortune City.
  • This character's name is a combination of two Capcom staff members, John Ellenton and Curtis Meyers.[1]
  • If he defects he won't attack Chuck, but will instead run away.