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Edwin Neal, best known as The Hitchhiker in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', has been a top voice talent and actor for many years, both on and off the screen. Besides the role of The Hitchhiker, Neal is perhaps best known as Lord Zedd from the children's show 'The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'. He's also been involved in other diverse projects such as 'The Lord Of the Rings' video game, Wii's 'Metroid Prime 3', among others. On film, he has worked with Oliver Stone on 'JFK' and was the voice of Dr. Robotnik in the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' cartoon series. Edwin set a record by doing 26 different voices in the only completely unedited version of all 103 episodes of 'Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets)', which included the lead villain Berg Katse. Neal still continues to act and annually tours worldwide making many public appearances as The Hitchhiker at horror conventions and related gatherings. In addition, Edwin made appearances in 2008 for a charity beneift with a professional wrestling company in Fort Worth, Texas, to help raise money for a youth recreation center. Neal was inducted into the 'Hollywood Horror Hall Of Fame' in 1993 alongside Vincent Price, and owns one of the world's largest movie poster collections, from 1900 to the present day. He received a Bronze Star for Valor during his service in Vietnam in 1969. Neal currently lives in Austin, Texas and has six children and two step children.
After 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', William Vail (Kirk) went on to star in several other genre films, including 'Poltergeist' (1982), 'Mausoleum' (1983), and 'Glitch!' (1988). It was around this time that he switched from in front of the camera to behind it, becoming a set decorator, which he still does today. He started off with the film, 'A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story' in 1989, and most recently worked on the TV movie, 'The Craigslist Killer' in 2011. He also makes appearances at horror conventions from time to time.
The role of Jerry was Allen Danziger's last in film. Since 1978, he has owned an entertainment company titled 'Three Ring Service' that provides entertainment for corporate events and parties in the Austin, Texas, area. You can visit their website by clicking the link above. The company has developed a reputation in the Austin area for reliability and crowd-pleasing professional attractions that started with just one moonwalk. Their inventory includes a collection of over 50 outdoor inflatable attractions and carnival rides. They also do "Las Vegas" style casino parties, outdoor farmer's markets, and other community events. In his spare time, Danziger does appear at conventions every so often.
Following her turn on the meat hook as Pam in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Teri McMinn continued acting in Regional Theater in Texas and across the Midwest. She also continued to study acting in both Los Angeles and New York and became a leg and foot model, appearing in both commercials and print media. In 2008, Teri made her first convention apperance at 'Monster Mania' in Cherry Hill, N.J. for the cast reunion of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. She has since come to embrace her part in horror history, and still makes appearances at conventions across the country.
John Dugan, who played the Grandfather despite being a teenager at the time, did not a remain a stranger to the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film series following the success of the first film. He returned to the franchise twenty years later in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation' in the role of a policeman. He has also appeared in several low budget horrors or thrillers, including 'Monstrosity' (2007), 'Hell-ephone' (2008), and 'Boneboys' (2012). Dugan is also slated to make a cameo appearance in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D', the latest installment in the franchise, in early 2013.
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