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Andrew Bryniarski

Andrew Bryniarski (born February 13, 1969) 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
Andrew Bryniarski 2013.jpg
Bryniarski in 2013
Born (1969-02-13) February 13, 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActor, bodybuilder
Years active1990-present

Early lifeEdit

Bryniarski was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended North Penn High School.


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 6'5" man.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Dragonfight Bar fight spectator
1991 Necessary Roughness Wyatt Beaudry
1991 Hudson Hawk Butterfinger
1992 Batman Returns Charles "Chip" Shreck
1993 Cyborg 3: The Recycler Jocko
1993 The Program Steve Lattimer
1994 Street Fighter Zangief
1995 Higher Learning Knocko
1999 Any Given Sunday Patrick "Madman" Kelly
2001 Pearl Harbor Joe the boxer
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks Iguana / Daniel Martinez
2002 Scooby-Doo Cavern henchman
2002 Rollerball Halloran
2002 Firefly Crow Episode: "The Train Job"
2002 The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special Lobo
2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Larry Eugene Phillips, Jr.
2003 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
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Thomas "Leatherface" Hewitt
2008 Chasing 3000 Gang member
2008 Stiletto Nazi biker
2008 Bram Stoker's Dracula's Guest Count Dracula


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 [sic] 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 [with] 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 [Facebook] comment that said boo hoo yes... no tag just by itself. [R]ead 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 [sic] make that a bigger issue upon his sudden death. Cancer sucks worse than haters. Yall [have] a nice day."[4]


  1. ^ "Split Screen: The men behind the masks". Yahoo! Movies. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Andrew Bryniarski's Official Site: Biography". Pit of Horror. Archived from the original on 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ Guerra, Joey (2015-11-09). "'Texas Chain Saw' fans enraged over actor's comments". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  4. ^ a b c "Andrew Bryniarski Gives Official Response To Gunnar Hansen Comments". Sofa-King-Cool - Magazine - Entertainment News. 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2017-08-02.

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