40 Faces of Death: A Grim Reaper Gallery

The Comedic Death
Orion Pictures

American actor William Sadler has played his own comedic version of Death in two separate television shows and one feature film. While most will remember his turn as the Reaper from 1991's "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," he also played the character alongside the Crypt Keeper in a 1994 episode of "Tales From the Crypt" and in an earlier 1985 sketch on the television show "Assaulted Nuts."

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.