WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
After appearing in the lead as Stretch in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2', Caroline Williams also came back for a brief cameo in 1990's 'Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III'. Beyond that, she's appeared in three more horror sequels: 'Stepfather II' (1989), 'Leprechaun 3' (1995) and Rob Zombie's 'Halloween II' (2009). In addition to her film exploits, Caroline has made several guest appearances on television, including several police dramas, 'Suddenly Susan', 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch', 'Nip/Tuck' and 'Grey's Anatomy'. Her latest project is 2011's 'Don't Look In The Basement'. Caroline is also active on the horror convention circuit.
Popular horror actor Bill Moseley has gone on to develop several memorable characters after 'Texas Chainsaw Part 2'. He is, perhaps, even better known as Otis B. Driftwood from Rob Zombie's cult films, 'House Of 1000 Corpses' (2003) and 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005). The characters has brought him an underground following in the horror community, and led to an independent campaign for a 'Best Supporting Actor' Oscar nomination, which failed. Most recently, Bill was cast in two films for director Darren Lynn Bousman: the underrated 'Repo: The Genetic Opera' (2008), and 'The Devil's Carnival' (2012). Both involved extensive scenes where Moseley gets to exhibit his singing prowess, with surprisingly good results. Bill is also an active member on the music scene. He has collaborated with guitarist Buckethead in the band 'Cornbugs', and has contributed to several songs with Repo co-star Nivek Ogre. Additionally, he provides the voice of a telemarketer in Combichrist's music video 'Sent To Destroy'. His many horror film credits include 'The Blob' (1988), 'Silent Night, Deadly Night 3' (1989), 'Night Of The Living Dead' (1990), 'Halloween' (2007), and '2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams' (2010). Moseley, a Yale graduate, recently returned to the 'Texas Chainsaw' film series, taking over the role of Drayton Sawyer (The Cook) in the upcoming 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D'. Bill is very popular in the convention scene, and regularly appears at Monster-Mania, Horrorhound, and Fangoria conventions.
Bill Johnson, who took over the role of Leatherface in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2', has gone on to embrace the role, as one of the six actors to play the part. He appears actively on the convention circuit along with other Leatherface actors, including Gunnar Hansen, R.A. Mihailoff, and Andrew Bryniarski. Bill's other film credits since 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2' include 'D.O.A.' (1988), 'Redboy 13' (1997), 'Fall To Grace' (2005) and 'The Fantastic Escape' (2005). Johnson has also appeared in the 'Ultima' series of role-playing games as the voice of 'The Guardian'. Currently, Bill is actively involved in local theaters in the Austin, Texas, area, where he attended college.
Chris Douridas, who played the small role of Rick in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2', is now a popular DJ and musical tastemaker at Santa Monica, California, radio station KCRW, where he hosts a two-hour program showcasing progressive new music. He is also a filmmaker, actor, television presenter, and a three-time Grammy-nominated producer of soundtracks and music videos (including 1999's 'American Beauty', and 2004's animated 'Shrek'). Chris' film credits include 'The Jesse Owens Story' (1984), 'Waterworld' (1997) and 'The End Of Violence' (1997). He is also known from his days on stage at the 'Dallas Theater Center', 'Stage #1', and 'Dallas Repertory Theater'. Douridas was VP of Music for 'America Online', overseeing the popular Radio@AOL service, a network of 125 original online radio stations. This service was created by Spinner.com, a project spearheaded by Josh Felser and Jim Van Huysse. Felser lured Douridas over from DreamWorks. While at AOL, Douridas launched the online interview and performance series 'Sessions@AOL', which he hosted and produced. Following his work with AOL, Douridas was hired by Apple's Steve Jobs to be a creative consultant for the launch of the iTunes music store, creating and producing the 'iTunes Originals' series and 'iTunes Essentials', a popular lifestyle playlist series.
Joe Bob Briggs
Popular horror critic Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom) appeared in a scene cut from the final print of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2', although his name does appear in the credits. In the scene, he discusses a horror film with two ladies, and Leatherface shows up and slices them up with his chainsaw. Briggs critiques the scene as it happens, and praises Leatherface. Briggs' acting persona is that of an unapologetic and unrefined redneck and male chauvinist with an avowed love of the drive-in theatre. He often uses code terms in his reviews, like 'aardvarking' for sexual intercourse, and 'fu' attached to anything that goes above and beyond, such as 'saw-fu' for Leatherface. Originally, Briggs' film reviews were limited to pictures shown at local drive-ins, but he later reviewed films on VHS and DVD. Joe Bob had a popular stage show in the 1980s, which led to him signing on with The Movie Channel as host of 'Drive-In Theater' in the early 1990s. He was twice nominated for a Cable Ace Award for his work, but the show was canceled in 1996 due to a format change. After that, Joe Bob landed on TNT, where his show 'Monstervision' championed late-night horror TV from 1996-2000. In 2011, the most definitive account of the 'Monstervision' series as well as recent interviews with Briggs and mailgirl Honey Gregory appeared on the cult movie website, Mondo Video. He is also known for his stint on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' in the late 1990s (as John Bloom), where he ran a segment called 'God Stuff' beginning on the 2nd ever episode in 1996. He remained with the show for two seasons. His other notable credits include 'Married...With Children' (1993-1994), 'The Stand' (1994), 'Casino' (1995), and 'Face/Off' (1995).
Kinky Friedman, who was the sports anchor in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2', is an American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for 'Texas Monthly'. He styles himself after popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. With strong political opinions, Friedman also delved into politics, placing fourth in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas with 12.6 percent of the vote. His most controversial stances include doing away with the death penalty, harnessing alternative fuels, and tighter border security to curb illegal immigration. In February 2007, Sustain Records released a compilation of the songs of Kinky Friedman sung by other artists called 'Why The Hell Not'. The compilation includes contributions by Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Kelly Willis, among others. Kinky most recently had his 'Springtime For Kinky' Tour in April 2011, playing dates in Kansas City, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and various locations on the east coast. He followed that up with a tour of Australia with Van Dyke Parks.
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