Bill Hinzman

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Bill Hinzman
Born Samuel William Hinzman
(1936-10-24)October 24, 1936
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 5, 2012(2012-02-05) (aged 75)
Darlington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, cinematographer, producer, editor and writer
Years active 1968 - 2011

Samuel William "Bill" Hinzman (October 24, 1936 – February 5, 2012) was an American actor and film director.

Hinzman's first role was the cemetery zombie in the popular horror film Night of the Living Dead (1968). Hinzman also played roles in the films Legion of the Night (1995), Santa Claws (1996), Evil Ambitions (1996), and The Drunken Dead Guy (2005).

His final role was in River of Darkness, where he played a lead role alongside Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash and Sid Eudy.[1]

He later directed the films The Majorettes (1986), and Flesheater (1988).[2]


Hinzman died on February 5, 2012, from cancer. His death occurred the same day as that of Josephine Streiner (1918–2012), a crew member who played a zombie in Night of the Living Dead.[3]


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