"What are you supposed to be? Some kind of a cosmonaut?"

- Man at Elevator; Ghostbusters

The Man at Elevator [1] is one of the extras in the first film. He was smoking a cigar while waiting for an elevator at the Sedgewick Hotel.



On the night of their first call, the Ghostbusters are called to deal with a poltergeist at the Sedgewick and are informed by the Hotel manager that it roams about on the 12th floor. When the guys head to the elevator, they encountered this man at the elevator, a gentleman smoking a cigar, while waiting for an elevator up. He asks if they are cosmonauts, and they tell him they're exterminators heading to the twelfth floor. He decides to wait for the next elevator after being told the before-said cockroach would, "bite your head off."

Secondary Canon History

IDW Comics

The man at the elevator has a brief cameo when Peter reminiscences about the Ghostbusters' first bust as he enters the Grand Palace Hotel & Saloon during the Old West era.



Primary Canon

Secondary Canon


  1. End Credits - Cast
  2. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1983). Ghostbusters (First Draft August 5, 1983) (Script p. 44).


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