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"Forget going out to the movies. Nothing but DVD rentals from now on!"
—Ray, when arriving in the Security Room

Ray Mathison is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

He is found in Colby's Movieland during the scoop A Strange Group. He is one of the victims being held captive by the True Eye cult.

A Strange Group[]

Main article: A Strange Group

Ray has been captured by the True Eye cult and is about to be sacrificed by Sean Keanan, leader of the cult, when Frank West arrives to their rescue.

After Sean is killed, Frank frees Ray and the four other hostages. He then convinces them to follow him back to the Security Room.

Ronald's Appetite[]

Main article: Ronald's Appetite

After being rescued, Ray will wait in the room with the blue door. When Ronald Shiner complains about the lack of food, he rallies up the other survivors in the same room, including Ray, to head out and look for food.

If Frank does not stop Ronald's mutiny, Ray will leave the Security Room along with the other survivors in the same room. They will no longer count towards the number of rescued survivors.

Infinity Mode[]

Main article: Infinity Mode

Ray appears at the Food Court from 6:07:00 to 6:19:00 armed with a machinegun and carrying a well done steak.


  • Ray uses the same character model as the Special Forces Guard.
  • He is armed with a Machinegun in Infinity Mode, which could be a reference to the fact he shares his character model with the Special Forces Guard.
  • Ray is one of the few non-psychopaths to drop cooked food in Infinity Mode. His machinegun also makes him more dangerous than the average survivor.


See also[]

Other A Strange Group survivors:

Dead rising beth Beth Shrake
Dead rising cheryl Cheryl Jones
Dead rising michelle Michelle Feltz
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