|George RR Martin|
|Actor||George R.R. Martin|
|First Appearance||"The Collector"|
|Last Appearance||"The Collector"|
|Death Episode||"The Collector" (Confirmed Fate)|
|Cause of Death||Infection|
|Series lifespan||"The Collector"|
|A Zombified George|
Martin was an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which HBO later adapted for its dramatic series entitled Game of Thrones.
Martin serves as the series' co-executive producer, while also scripting four episodes of the series. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", and the magazine later named him one of the "2011 Time 100," a list of the "most influential people in the world".
In the early 1970s, Martin was in a relationship with fellow science-fiction/fantasy author Lisa Tuttle, with whom he co-wrote Windhaven.
While attending an East Coast science fiction convention he met his first wife, Gale Burnick; they were married in 1975, but the marriage ended in divorce, without issue, in 1979. On February 15, 2011, Martin married his longtime partner Parris McBride during a small ceremony at their Santa Fe home. On August 19, 2011, they held a larger wedding ceremony and reception at Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, in Reno, Nevada.
He and his wife Parris are supporters of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico. In early 2013 he purchased Santa Fe's Jean Cocteau Cinema and Coffee House, which had been closed since 2006. He had the property completely restored, including both its original 35 mm capability to which was added digital projection and sound; the Cocteau officially reopened for business on August 9, 2013. Martin has also supported Meow Wolf, an arts collective in Santa Fe, having pledged $2.7 million towards a new art-space in January 2015.
In response to a question on his religious views, Martin replied: "I suppose I'm a lapsed Catholic. You would consider me an atheist or agnostic. I find religion and spirituality fascinating. I would like to believe this isn't the end and there's something more, but I can't convince the rational part of me that makes any sense whatsoever."
Martin is a fan of the New York Jets and the New York Mets.
Martin made a guest appearance as himself in an episode, "El Skeletorito", of an Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.
Martin is turned into a zombie after attempting to flee Comic-Con after the outbreak.
The collector mentions that he happened to be at a Comic-Con when the zombie outbreak began. He managed to smuggle Martin out, but not before he got bit by a zombie. Now he’s chained up and forced to do perpetual book signings on his newest book “A Promise of Spring.” He also has an unfinished 800-page manuscript.