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.
Bryniarski in 2013
Bryniarski was visiting a friend in Los Angeles, California, when he was discovered by a talent agent. 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.
|1990||Dragonfight||Bar fight spectator|
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Wyatt Beaudry|
|1992||Batman Returns||Charles "Chip" Shreck|
|1993||Cyborg 3: The Recycler||Jocko|
|1993||The Program||Steve Lattimer|
|1999||Any Given Sunday||Patrick "Madman" Kelly|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Joe the boxer|
|2002||Black Mask 2: City of Masks||Iguana / Daniel Martinez|
|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|
|2006||Bachelor Party Vegas||Security beast|
|2006||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning||Thomas "Leatherface" Hewitt|
|2008||Chasing 3000||Gang member|
|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. 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" Some fans began messaging Bryniarski; he replied back with hateful comments to those fans while also insulting Hansen. 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."
- "Split Screen: The men behind the masks". Yahoo! Movies. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
- "Andrew Bryniarski's Official Site: Biography". Pit of Horror. Archived from the original on 2017-04-11.
- Guerra, Joey (2015-11-09). "'Texas Chain Saw' fans enraged over actor's comments". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
- "Andrew Bryniarski Gives Official Response To Gunnar Hansen Comments". Sofa-King-Cool - Magazine - Entertainment News. 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2017-08-02.