WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Kate Hodge, whose first starring role came in 'Leatherface', had made her name on the small screen since. She portrayed tormented college student Randi Wallace in the syndicated horror series 'Love And Curses' (1990–1991). At the end of one early episode, when Randi and Professor Matheson (Neil Dickson) are pulling away in a car, she asks him if they can stop to rent 'Leatherface', an in-joke and reference to Hodge's first movie role. From 2000-2001, Hodge played FBI Agent Annie Price on 'Level 9'. Hodge has also appeared in the films 'Rapid Fire' (1992) opposite Brandon Lee, 'Desire' (1993), 'The Hidden II' (1994) and 'Three Women Of Pain' (1997). Her TV credits include 'Tales From The Crypt' (1990), 'Ellen' (1994–1995), and the short-lived series 'The George Wendt Show' (1995). Kate was a series regular for ten episodes of the Fred Savage show 'Working' in 1998, as a character initially introduced as a woman pretending to be a man in order to gain respect in the business world. In addition to her acting, Hodge has produced two films, 'Black Velvet Pantsuit' (1995) and 'The Perfect Stranger' (2005), where she served as co-executive producer. Next up for Kate are guest appearances on the crime dramas 'Blue Bloods' and 'Person Of Interest', both set for later in 2012.
William Butler is known for his characters being killed in many of the horror films that he appears in. His resume includes victim spots in 'Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood' (1988) as Michael, 'Night Of The Living Dead' (1990) as Tom, and in 'Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III' as Ryan. In addition to that, he starred as Ben in two episodes of the television show 'Freddy's Nightmares' (1989-1990). A horror fan himself, he was very upset with how the two latest installments in the 'Return Of The Living Dead' franchise, 'Necropolis' and 'Rave To The Grave' turned out in 2005. He is also known for his involvement in the 'Gingerdead Man' series. William grew up working the carnival circuit that his parents owned and operated, which is where he caught the acting bug. Currently, William is writing and producing film and television commercials in Los Angeles for his company, Transition Films. Next up are two films he wrote, 'Demon Road' (2012) and 'Hell Storm' (2013).
Popular horror actor Ken Foree, best known for his roles in 'Dawn Of The Dead' (1978) and 'Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III' (1990), continues to bring his talents to the genre. He has worked frequently with director Rob Zombie, both in his 2005 film 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005) and his remake of 'Halloween' (2007). He also appeared as a televangelist in the 2004 remake of 'Dawn Of The Dead', a role given to him by director Zack Snyder as a nod to his involvement in the original. His upcoming movie roles include 'The Lords Of Salem' (2012) and 'Sara's Cell' (2013). The horror film comedy 'Shaun Of The Dead' (2004), a parody of the zombie movie genre, has a subtle reference to him. The film's main character is an employee of 'Foree Electronics'. Foree appeared as himself in the 2008 novel 'Bad Moon Rising', by Jonathan Maberry. Foree is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities involved include Tom Savini, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs and blues man Mem Shannon. Ken regularly appears at horror conventions, and hosts his own horror festival, entitled 'Foree Fest', first held in the U.K. in 2007.
Viggo Mortensen has gone on to arguably the biggest career of any Texas Chainsaw alum, rivaling perhaps only Matthew McConaughey. Viggo is best known for his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy 'The Lord Of The Rings', which was also for New Line Cinema. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller 'A History of Violence'. Two years later, another Cronenberg film 'Eastern Promises' (2007) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other well-received films in recent years have included 'Appaloosa' (2008) and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel 'The Road'. Aside from acting, his other interests include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors. Mortensen is also politically active, having campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election, later endorsing Barack Obama. His next films are 'On The Road' and 'Everyone Has A Plan', both set for release later in 2012.
Joe Unger, Tinker in 'Leatherface', is also known from his other film work, including 'Escape from New York' (1981), 'Road House' (1989), and 'Total Recall' (1990). Unger has made many guest appearances on TV shows, ranging from 'The A-Team' (1984) to 'Cagney & Lacey' (1986) to 'The Pretender' (1999). On the horror side of things, Unger appeared in 'Pumpkinhead II' in 1994, as well as 'Night Of The Scarecrow' in 1995. Most recently, Joe starred in 2010's 'Closed For The Season', and appeared in FX's 'Justified' in 2010. He also works in animation, providing the voice of Joe The Vampire Hunter on the Adult Swim series 'Mary Shelley's Frankenhole'. Next up for Joe are two films in 2012: 'Moral Orel' and 'Beforel Orel', in the role of Grandpa.
Tom Everett, Alfredo in 'Leatherface', has gone on to a career primarily on TV. His numerous credits include 'JAG' (1997), 'CSI: Miami' (2002), 'Monk' (2006), and '24' (2007). In addition to that, he's appeared in films such as 'Pearl Harbor' (2001), 'XXX' (2002), and 'The Alamo' (2004). Up next for Tom in 2012 is a recurring role on 'Franklin & Bash' as well as the TV movie 'This Is 40'.
Since taking on the title role of 'Leatherface', former professional wrestler R.A. Mihailoff has continued on in guest starring roles both on the big screen and small screen. His most recent film credits include 'Pumpkinhead II' (1994), 'Dark House' (2009) and 'Hatchet II' (2010) with Kane Hodder. On TV, his resume includes stints on 'Highway To Heaven' (1988), 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose' (1990), and 'Full House' (1991). Next up for R.A. are 'The Pod' (2012) and 'Fury: The Tales Of Ronan Pierce', slated for 2013. In addition to his film exploits, R.A. is an active member of the 'Hollywood Ghost Hunters' and regularly appears at horror conventions to meet his fans.
Jennifer Banko-Stewart, who appeared as the Little Girl in 'Leatherface', also gained notoriety from her previous appearance in 'Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood' as Young Tina in which she was nominated for a Best Young Actress award at the Young Artist Awards. She has appeared in guest roles on various TV shows, including recurring roles as Ashley MacInally on 'Pacific Palisades' (1997) and as Tiffany Thorne on an NBC soap opera 'Sunset Beach' (1997). She also starred alongside Pamela Anderson in 'Barb Wire' (1996) and in the USA police drama 'Pacific Blue' (1997). Off the screen, Jennifer works with various children's charities and promotes education.
Toni Hudson, who appeared as Sara in 'Leatherface', has appeared in only two films since, 'Cahoots' in 2001 and 2002's 'Out Of These Rooms'. Her small-screen resume included appearances on 'Knight Rider', 'The A-Team', and 'The Love Boat', all in 1985. In addition to her acting work, Hudson has choreographed for singer/actor Dwight Yoakam on many of his music videos as well as for the Country Music Awards (CMA'S) in Nashville. She has launched a website that focuses on information for leading a healthy lifestyle through food and a positive mindset (www.kerektliving.com). She is the author of the ebook '(Ke-rekt) Living' available on her site. Her first book, 'Racquetball for Women', was published when she was 19 years old by Wilshire Book Co.
Duane Whitaker, who appeared in the small role of Kim in 'Leatherface', is probably best known for his role in Quentin Tarantino's popular 1994 film 'Pulp Fiction' as Maynard, the sadistic pawn shop owner. Other notables include 'Tales From The Hood' (1995), 'From Dusk Till Dawn 2' (1999), and 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005). Duane has also written the screenplays for 'Eddie Presley' (1992), 'Stripteaser' (1995) and 'Together And Alone' (1998). His next films include 'Exodus Fall' (2011), 'Lionhead' and 'Bad Ass' with Danny Trejo (2012).
Michael Shamus Wiles
After appearing in the small role of Checkpoint Officer in 'Leatherface', Michael Shamus Wiles has gone on to carve out a career mostly on the small screen. His film credits include 'Puppet Master 4' (1993), 'Lost Highway' (1997), and 'Pearl Harbor' (2001). He is slated for a role in Rob Zombie's 'The Lords Of Salem', set for release in 2012. In TV, Michael has had recurring roles in 'The X-Files' (1998), 'Sons Of Anarchy' (2011) and 'Justified' (2011). Next up for Michael are the films 'K-11' and 'Saving Lincoln', both set for 2012.
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.
Stunt coordinator Kane Hodder has gone on to play the role of Jason Voorhees four times: In 1988's 'The new Blood', 1989's 'Jason Takes Manhattan', 1993's 'Jason Goes To Hell' and 2002's 'Jason X'. Then, despite being inexplicably passed over for the role of Jason in 'Freddy vs. Jason', Kane has gone on to movies such as 'B.T.K.', 'Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield', 'The Devil's Rejects', and '2001 Maniacs'. In addition, Kane has taken on another iconic role, that of Victor Crowley in the 'Hatchet' series. His upcoming projects include 'Sickle', 'Escape of the Living Dead', and 'Black Friday'. He is actively involved in the 'Hollywood Ghost Hunters' and 'Scares That Care' charity.
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