Bill Johnson (film and television actor)

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Bill Johnson
Born (1951-12-16) December 16, 1951 (age 62)
Austin, Texas

Bill Johnson (born December 16, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Leatherface in the 1986 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Personal life[edit]

Bill was born in Austin, Texas in 1951 and resides there with his wife. He is 6'2", and he is a Sagittarius. He often dances and does t'ai chi. He prefers to read poetry, science fiction, and suspense thrillers. Bill also likes to listen to classical music, opera, guitar, soft folk, and soft rock blues.

Career[edit]

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2[edit]

Bill was chosen to play the cannibalistic, chainsaw and sledgehammer wielding, mentally disabled serial killer Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Despite negative reviews from critics due in part to the film relying much more on gore and black comedy than its predecessor, the film has become a cult classic and it gained Bill notoriety as one of the six actors to have portrayed the character.

Leatherface actors(Gunnar Hansen, R.A. Mihailoff and Bill Johnson) from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) and Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) at Days of the Dead Indianapolis 2012.

Other Projects[edit]

Bill also appeared in the Ultima series of role-playing games, as the voice of the Guardian, the final antagonist of the Ultima series. He also likes to act in the local theaters.

Filmography[edit]

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