Sal Piro

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Sal Piro
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Sal Piro
Known forPresident of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club

Sal Piro is the president of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club, a position he has held since 1977.[1][2][3]

Piro was a part of the original Waverly Theatre audience, from which the unique audience participation elements and much of the film's cult following were born. This following has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon.[4]

Piro has also appeared as himself in the film Fame as well as a number of documentaries, and had a nonspeaking, unnamed cameo – as a man using a payphone – in Rocky Horror's pseudo sequel, Shock Treatment. He also cameos as The Photographer in the 2016 television remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.[5] As an actor, he has performed in both film and television.[5]

He is also the author of two books on the Rocky Horror cult following, Creatures of the Night and Creatures of the Night II.

As described in an article in The New Yorker, Piro also plays competitive tournament Scrabble.[6]


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ The Atlantic
  4. ^ "It Was Great When It All Began". The Rocky Horror Picture Show Official Fan Club Site. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  5. ^ a b "Sal Piro filmography". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  6. ^ Thurman, Judith (January 19, 2009). "Spreading the Word". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2009-01-13.

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