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Professor Raymond Knowby, played by John Peaks, is a character in the film Evil Dead II.

Professor Knowby is an archeologist who discovered the Book of the Dead, Necronomicon Ex-Mortis during a dig. As he recited the incantations, his wife Henrietta, was possessed by a Kandarian Demon. He was forced to kill her and bury her in the basement.

His recordings are left behind and discovered by Ash Williams who plays them and unleashes the evil on the cabin that possesses his girlfriend Linda and revives Henrietta.

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