Andrew Bryniarski was born on February 13, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 6′ 5″ actor is a former bodybuilder. He came to Hollywood for a short summer vacation to visit a friend, was spotted by a talent scout who set up a screen test for Joel Silver, and all of a sudden he was acting alongside Bruce Willis and James Coburn in Hudson Hawk (1991). Since then, Andrew has worked with 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 Hark Tsui and Woo-Ping Yuen. His film work includes Pearl Harbor (2001), Tim Burton’s Batman Returns (1992), Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday (1999), Rollerball (2002), Scooby-Doo (2002), Street Fighter (1994), The Program (1993), and John Singleton’s Higher Learning (1995).
He also appeared on TV in FX’s 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003), which received enormous ratings and broke several records. His other guest appearances on TV shows has included in L.A. Law (1986), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993), Firefly (2002), Without a Trace (2002), and Burn Notice (2007). Andrew was included by Entertainment Weekly in 2003’s “It List” of the top 100 creative people in Hollywood. He also starred in New Line’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), playing the killer known as ‘Leatherface”. He reprised the role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).