With well over twenty motion pictures and many notable TV guest appearances under his belt, Andrew Bryniarski is fast becoming a household name.
Born in Philadelphia, the 6ft 5" body builder visited Hollywood for a summer vacation to see a friend. Spotted by a talent scout, Andrew was screen tested for a Joel Silver movie and got the part, acting alongside Bruce Willis in "Hudson Hawk". Since then, Andrew has worked alongside Al Pacino, James Woods, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Cuba Gooding Junior, to mention only a few; he has also worked with Hong Kong’s best - Tsui Hark and Yuen Wo Ping.
Andrew's film work includes 2003's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (Leatherface), Oliver Stone’s "Any Given Sunday" (as Patrick 'Madman' Kelly), "The Program" (as Lattimer), "Streetfighter" (as Zangief), "Pearl Harbor", Tim Burton's "Batman Returns", "Rollerball", "Scooby Doo" and John Singleton's "Higher Learning".
In 2003 he appeared on a TV production in FX's "44 Minutes: Shootout in North Hollywood" (2003), which recieved enormous ratings and broke several records. Andrew has guest starred in many TV shows to date and was included by Entertainment Weekly Magazine in this year's "IT" list of the top 100 creative people in Hollywood.
Again in 2003 he was nominated for the MTV movie award for "Best villian" and won the PEOPLE magazines TEEN CHOICE award for "Best Thriller) with his part in Newline's remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), which left his hefty boot imprint upon the horror movie genre.
Playing the killer (Thomas Hewitt), who is more widely known as "Leatherface", Andrew is the epitome of intimidation in this picture, as a group of young friends find themselves struggling and fighting for their lives in the dangerously secluded outback of Texas. So much so that Andrew was back for the next installment being a "prequel", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning".
Living a healthy lifestyle by working out at the gym and practicing yoga, Andrew also enjoys many outdoor activities, such as horse riding and mountain climbing. He is also a keen motorcycle enthusiast.
Andrew also has a great love of music; the range and diversity is extensive - appealing to so many people. He has a great singing talent and is the lead vocalist in "Musical Freak Show" (M.F.S). He is currently working on their album.
Andrew's career is defined by the iconic 'cult' characters he has played throughout it, spanning many different movie genres all with solid fanbases. Whether it be his portrayal of Steve Lattimer or Patrick Kelly, Zangief, Leatherface or Butterfinger; Andrew has enjoyed being a part of excellent ensemble casts over the years with some very memorable scenes to his name! "A place at the table!". Watch this space...