The Cast of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
As I have already mentioned the film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most successful independent horror films ever with a huge impact on horror cinema. The Production Budget of the film was very law and because of limited financial resources the majority of the cast are young actors.
Marilyn Burns – plays the part of Sally
Allen Danziger – plays the part of Jerry
Paul A. Partain – plays the part of
William Vail – plays the part of Kirk
Teri McMinn – plays the part of Pam
Edwin Neal – plays the part of Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow – plays the part of Old Man (also known as the Cook)
John Dugan – plays the part of Grandfather
Robert Curtin – plays the part of Window Washer
William Creamer – plays the part of bearded man
Johny Henry Faulk – plays the part of storyteller
Jerry Green – plays the part of Cowboy
Ed Guin – plays the part of Cattle Truck Driver
Joe Bill Hogan – plays the part of Drunk
Perry Lorenz – plays the part of pick – up driver
John Larroquette – plays the part of narrator
Only Jim Siedow who performs the part of the old man know as the “Cook” was a professional actor, also Paul a Partai had performed in the past in a supporting role in Sidney Lumet’s “Lovin’ Molly” (1974).
After Texas Chainsaw Massacre Marilyn Burns went to play a role in the film “Eaten Alive” later performed the role of “Linda Kasabian” in the Manson Family TV biopic Helter Skelter (Tom Cries, 1976), in 1985 reunited with Edwin Neal in “Future - Kill” (Ronald W. Moore, 1985). Gunnar Hansen after Texas Chainsaw Massacre performed in the parody – horror film “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers” (Fred Olen Ray, 1988). Jim Siedow played also a part in the sequel film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and then he concentrated on his theater career. William Vail who plays the part of Kirk after Texas Chainsaw Massacre performed in Mausoleum (Michael Dugan, 1983) and Poltergeist.
You can watch on video an interview of Marilyn Burns on youtube: