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S. William Hinzman

Motion picture actor and director. Born Samuel William Hinzman, he was working in 1968 as an assistant cameraman on the low budget, black and white film, "Night of the Living Dead", when director George Romero cast him as the zombie in the opening sequence. The iconic role earned Hinzman the admiration of horror fans who have affectionately referred to him as "No. 1 zombie". Hinzman also went on to direct and star in the 1980s horror movies "The Majorettes" (1987) and "FleshEater" (1988). He died of cancer. He requested that his body be cremated because he jokingly said if he was buried he would come back.

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Oct 24, 1936 In Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Night of the Living Dead 1968-10-04
Latest Project:
Movie Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead 2011-10-07
Known For
Poster of Underground Entertainment: The Movie
Poster of Zombie Jamboree
Poster of FleshEater: Revenge of the Living Dead
Poster of Knightriders
Movie Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead Zombie 2011-10-07
Movie River of Darkness Harvey Hix 2011-03-29
Movie Underground Entertainment: The Movie Zombie #1 2011-06-06
Movie It Came from Trafalgar Zombie #1 (as Bill Hinzman) 2009-01-01
Movie The Spookshow Bartender 2009-06-07
Movie Shadow: Dead Riot Romero the Zombie 2006-03-28
Movie Satanic Yuppies Miles Bishop 1996-01-01
Movie Santa Claws Director 1996-10-22
Movie Legion of the Night Dr. Bloom 1995-10-15
Movie Zombie Jamboree Himself 1993-01-01
Movie FleshEater: Revenge of the Living Dead FleshEater 1988-08-17
Movie The Majorettes Sergeant Sanders 1987-07-01
Movie Knightriders Archer in Tree (uncredited) 1981-04-10
Movie The Crazies Man Shooting at Doctor's Office 1973-03-16
Movie Hungry Wives The Intruder 1972-05-01
Movie There's Always Vanilla Drunk guy in bar 1971-12-01
Movie Night of the Living Dead Zombie (as Bill Heinzman) 1968-10-04