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Name: Edwin Neal  
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Date of Birth: 12th July 1945
Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Edwin Neal (b. July 12, 1945) is an American actor, best known for his role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).

Born in Houston, Texas, Neal, after high school, studied at Lon Morris college in Jacksonville, Texas, before moving on to acting and directing studies at the University of Texas. While there, Neal auditioned for the role of the Hitchhiker in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and got it. He has said that when auditioning he acted as an eccentric relative of his. The movie went on to become a cult classic and Neal's career was launched.

Neal never received a role as big as of his debut role, but he still continues to act. His most notable roles since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were playing the Mercer interrogator in Oliver Stone's JFK, and Big Chuck's Henchman in the 1993 movie My Boyfriend's Back. He has also done some voice work, for computer games and cartoons. Neal also annually tours worldwide making many public appearances as "The Hitchhiker" at science fiction conventions and related gatherings.

Neal was inducted into the "Hollywood Horror Hall of Fame" in 1993, and owns one of the world's largest movie poster collections, from 1900 to the present day. He also owns Leatherface's apron, worn in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He received a Bronze Star for Valor during his service in Vietnam in 1969.

Neal currently lives in Austin, Texas and has six children: Kirsche, David, Heidi, Morna, Preston, and Marlee.

External link

  • Edwin Neal at the Internet Movie Database

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