Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Who Are Those Guys - Michael Berryman

Michael John Berryman was born in Los Angeles, California on September 4, 1948. He has appeared in several horror movies and other B movies. Berryman is famous for having a distinctive physical appearance as a result of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a rare genetic condition which prevents him from developing hair, sweat glands or fingernails. According to his own statements in an interview for the DVD release of “The Hills Have Eyes”, he was born with "twenty-six birth defects."

Berryman has made a career out of portraying mutant bikers, evil undertakers, monsters and other frightening characters. He’s probably best known for his role as Pluto in Wes Craven's 1977 horror film “The Hills Have Eyes” and the 1985 sequel “The Hills Have Eyes Part II”.  He had a role in “The Crow” (1994) as ‘The Skull Cowboy’, Eric Draven's guide to the land of the living. Berryman's scenes were cut from the original theatrical release, but can be found on some DVD releases under "Deleted Scenes". He has also made appearances in the science fiction and fantasy movies “Weird Science” (1985), “Armed Response” (1986), “Evil Spirits” (1990), and "Brutal" (2007). He appeared in the Academy Award-winning drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He’s also produced two films.

On TV he’s appeared in episodes of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ (1988) and ‘The X-Files’ (1995).

Michael appeared in one Euro-western, “Another Man, Another Chance” (1977) with James Caan and Geneviève Bujold in the role of one of the bandits who raped and murdered David Williams’ (Caan) wife.

Still active today, Michael has five films scheduled for release in 2013 and another in pre-production for 2014. When not acting, Berryman is also a popular draw at genre conventions.

BERRYMAN, Michael (Michael John Berryman) [9/4/1948, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. –
     ] - producer, TV actor.
Another Man, Another Chance - 1977 (bandit)

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