Andrew Bryniarski

Andrew Bryniarski is an American actor and former bodybuilder, best known for portraying Leatherface in the remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Zangief in Street Fighter, and Steve Lattimer in The Program.

Andrew Bryniarski
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Bryniarski in 2013
OccupationActor, bodybuilder
Years active1990-present
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)


Bryniarski was visiting a friend in Los Angeles, California, when he was discovered by a talent agent.[1] The agent got him a part in Hudson Hawk. From then on, he was cast in several films that required his type, a muscular 6-foot-5-inch (196 cm) man.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Dragonfight Bar Fight Spectator
1991 Necessary Roughness Wyatt Beaudry
Hudson Hawk "Butterfinger"
1992 Batman Returns Charles "Chip" Shreck
1993 The Program Steve Lattimer
1994 Cyborg 3: The Recycler Jocko TV Movie
Street Fighter Zangief
1995 Higher Learning Knocko
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman X Episode: Virtually Destroyed
1999 Any Given Sunday Patrick "Madman" Kelly
2001 Pearl Harbor Joe, The Boxer
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks Daniel "Iguana" Martinez
Scooby-Doo Cavern Henchman
Rollerball Halloran
Firefly Crow Episode: The Train Job
The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special Lobo
2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Larry Eugene Phillips, Jr.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Thomas "Leatherface" Hewitt
2004 The Curse of El Charro El Charro
2005 Seven Mummies "Blade"
2006 Bachelor Party Vegas Security Beast
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Thomas "Leatherface" Hewitt
2008 Chasing 3000 Gang Member
Stiletto Nazi Biker
Bram Stoker's Dracula's Guest Count Dracula
2010 Chasing 3000 Gang Member
Burn Notice Ed "Big Ed" Episode: Friends and Enemies
2015 Some Kind of Hate Lincoln's Father


The morning after news broke that Gunnar Hansen had died, Bryniarski responded by saying "Boo Hoo" on Facebook.[3] When a fan said to him, "Nice of you to insult the legend that is Gunnar Hansen," Bryniarski replied, "Could give zero fucks. suck his dead nuts"[4] Some fans began messaging Bryniarski; he replied back with hateful comments to those fans while also insulting Hansen.[4] Later, Bryniarski finally gave his response on the comments, saying, "I was a big supporter of his and was cool w him he was cool with me... then he started going around to promote Chainsaw 3d and he started talking shit at cons and what not...I'm not somebody who takes shit from anybody and I tell it like it is. I originally posted a fb comment that said boo hoo yest... no tag just by into it what you will. I never wished for his death or suffering from pancreatic cancer which I didn't even know he had. Lets make that a bigger issue upon his sudden death. Cancer sucks worse than haters. Yall hve a nice day."[4]


  1. ^ "Split Screen: The men behind the masks". Yahoo! Movies. October 26, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Andrew Bryniarski's Official Site: Biography". Pit of Horror. Archived from the original on April 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Guerra, Joey (November 9, 2015). "'Texas Chain Saw' fans enraged over actor's comments". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Andrew Bryniarski Gives Official Response To Gunnar Hansen Comments". Sofa-King-Cool - Magazine - Entertainment News. November 9, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2017.

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