WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Jessica Biel is perhaps the only star who catapulted her career based on this film. Since doing 'Texas Chainsaw' in 2003, Jessica became very mainstream, staying in the public eye in films such as 'Blade: Trinity' (2004), 'The Illusionist' (2006), 'The A-Team' (2010) and 'New Year's Eve' (2011). Prior to playing Erin, Jessica was best known as Mary in the hit TV drama '7th Heaven', which ran on the WB/CW from 1996-2007. She was romantically linked to several celebrities, including New York Yankee Derek Jeter, and her current fiancee Justin Timberlake. In addition to her on-screen work, Jessica is heavily involved in charity work, most recently climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with members of the United Nation Foundation to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Coming up, she has several films on tap, including 'The Tall Man' (2012), the 'Total Recall' remake (2012), and 'Hitchcock' (2013), where she plays Vera Miles.
R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey, a retired United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, Drill Instructor and actor, has often been typecast in the roles of authority figures, such as his breakout performance as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket' (1987), Mayor Tilman in 'Mississippi Burning' (1988), and plastic army men leader Sarge in the 'Toy Story' films. Ermey has hosted two programs on the History Channel: 'Mail Call', in which he answered viewers' questions about various militaria both modern and historic; and 'Lock 'N' Load with R. Lee Ermey', which focused on the development of different types of weapons. His acting career has spanned over 60 films and numerous TV guest spots. Most recently, he has appeared on 'House M.D.' (2008), 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2010), and the animated series 'Batman: The Brave And The Bold' (2011). In addition to his films, Ermey, a board member for the National Rifle Association, spends a lot of time supporting the U.S. troops overseas, primarily during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His next project is the comedy 'The Watch', set for release later in 2012.
On a short holiday to visit a friend, famed bodybuilder Andrew Bryniarski was spotted by a talent scout, who set up a meeting and before he knew it, he found himself traveling around Europe filming his first movie, 'Hudson Hawk', with the likes of Bruce Willis and the late James Coburn. Since then, Andrew has worked alongside Al Pacino, James Woods, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Cuba Gooding Jr. to mention just a few, as well as Hong Kong's best, including Tsui Hark and Yuen Wo Ping. His film credits include 'Batman Returns' (1992), 'Street Fighter' (1994), 'Any Given Sunday' (1999), 'Pearl Harbor' (2001), and 'Rollerball' (2002). Andrew is also the only actor to play the role of Leatherface twice, having returned for the prequel/sequel 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning' in 2006. He most recently appeared in FX's '44 Minutes: Shootout in North Hollywood', which received enormous ratings and broke several records, and has guest starred in many TV shows. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys mountain climbing, horseback riding, and working out. He is also active on the horror convention circuit. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Gretchen, their two cats, three Pomeranian's, box turtles, a parrot and his recently rescued five giant African land tortoises.
Eric Balfour, who appeared as Kemper in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (2003), is perhaps best known for his role as computer technician Milo Pressman on Fox's hit series '24' in 2001. Five years later, Balfour reprised the role for nineteen episodes of 24's sixth season before leaving the show at his own request. Prior to that, he appeared in the pilot for 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', as one of the show's very first victims, Jesse McNally. He appeared as a regular cast member in three short-lived TV shows: NBC's 'Hawaii' (2004); UPN's 'Lie with Me' opposite Lauren Lee Smith (2005); and as Brian Peluso on producer Dick Wolf's short-lived NBC crime drama, 'Conviction' (2006). Eric's other credits include several episodes of 'The O.C.', HBO's 'Six Feet Under', and 'Monk' (2009). Balfour is the face of the new Valentino male fragrance, 'Valentino V'. Most recently, Balfour starred in the alien action flick 'Skyline' (2010) and currently stars as Duke Crocker on the Syfy drama 'Haven'.
Since doing 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' in 2003, Jonathan Tucker has gone on to primarily appear on the small screen. His TV credits include 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2003), 'Six Feet Under' (2004), and the Showtime series 'Masters Of Horror', in which he appeared in the episode 'Dance Of The Dead' with Robert Englund (2005). On the big screen, Jonathan starred in the Bruce Willis thriller 'Hostage' (2005), the Tommy Lee Jones drama 'In The Valley Of Elah', which also featured Charlize Theron (2007). On the horror scene, Jonathan's credits include 'Pulse', the ill-received apocalyptic film co-starring Kristen Bell in 2006, as well as 'The Ruins', the Amazonian terror piece, in 2008. Tucker's charity, 'The Pegasus Fund', a non-profit that helps disadvantaged students in Los Angeles, received $50,000 after he won CNBC's Celebrity Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Jonathan was on top of the leaderboard for much of the contest, slipping no lower than fourth the entire time. Most recently, Jonathan appeared in the USA TV dramas 'White Collar' in 2010, and 'Royal Pains' in 2011. He is currently a regular on the NBC drama 'Parenthood'.
Mike Vogel, Andy from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', modeled jeans for Levi's in the early 2000s, and was subsequently cast in the television series 'Grounded For Life', appearing in a recurring role between 2001 and 2004. His other film credits in the new millennium include the skateboarding drama 'Grind' (2003), 'The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' (2005), and 'Havoc', a dark, R-rated drama also starring Anne Hathaway. In 2006, Vogel was offered the role of Angel in 'X-Men: The Last Stand', but her turned it down to appear in 'Poseidon', the big budget remake of 'The Poseidon Adventure' (1972) that was panned by critics and bombed at the box office. That same year, he appeared in 'Caffeine', a romantic comedy, and 'Open Graves', a horror flick shot in Spain. In 2007, Vogel appeared in the film 'The Deaths Of Ian Stone', which was part of 'The After Dark Horrorfest'. Most recently, Mike played Dean on the short-lived ABC drama 'Pan Am' (2011), as well as in the film adaption of 'The Help'.
Since appearing as Pepper, the radical hippie in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (2003), Erica Leerhsen has appeared in several indepedent films and a slew of TV series. She played in the 2004 independent thriller 'The Warrior Class', opposite Anson Mount of 'Hell On Wheels' fame, as well as in 'Alias' (2003), 'The Ghost Whisperer' (2005) and 'CSI: Miami' (2006). Leerhsen appeared in an episode of the third season of the HBO mob drama 'The Sopranos', where she played a lesbian tennis instructor who falls for Drea de Matteo's Adriana character. Erica also starred in the well-acclaimed TV show 'The Guardian' as Amanda Bowles, an ambitious but caring associate, who leaves mid-way through season one. No stranger to horror, Erica has also appeared in sequels such as 'Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2' (2000) and 'Wrong Turn 2' (2007). Most recently, Leehrsen had a lead role in the horror/thriller film 'Organizm', which premiered on the SyFy Channel on February 23, 2008, and in the 2009 independent horror film 'Lonely Joe'. In 2010, she landed the lead role in the horror film 'The Butterfly Room', which is an Italian/American production. In her spare time, she enjoys running, playing basketball and yoga.
Lauren German, who had the small but unforgettable role of the Hitchhiker in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (2003), went on to star in Eli Roth's 2007 sequel 'Hostel: Part II', in which she plays one of the lead characters. She is known for her role in the romance drama 'A Walk To Remember', in which she plays a popular and jealous ex-girlfriend named Belinda. She originally auditioned for the lead role of Erin in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', but was passed over in favor of Jessica Biel. However, the producers liked her and cast her in the Hitchhiker role instead. Most recently, Lauren starred as Agent Lori Weston in the CBS television series 'Hawaii Five-0', and in 'The Divide' alongside Michael Biehn in 2011. Currently, she stars as Leslie Shay in the NBC firefighter drama 'Chicago Fire'.
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