S. William Hinzman

Name in Native Language: "Bill Hinzman" (English/EN)
Film Director / Actor / Camera Operator | * 10/24/1936 († 75, 02/05/2012) | Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Samuel William Hinzman (October 24, 1936 – February 5, 2012) was an American actor and film director. Hinzman's first role was the cemetery zombie in the popular horror film Night of the Living Dead (1968). He reprised the role in new scenes that were filmed for the 30th-anniversary edition of the film. Hinzman also played roles in the films Legion of the Night (1995), Santa Claws (1996), Evil Ambitions (1996), and The Drunken Dead Guy (2005). His final role was in River of Darkness, where he played a lead role alongside Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash and Sid Eudy. He later directed the films The Majorettes (1986), and FleshEater (1988). His name is spelled "Heinzman" in the original Night of the Living Dead ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Horror | Drama | Action

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Movies with S. William Hinzman as Actor(19)

as Harvey Hix2011 River of Darkness
as Zombie2011 Mimesis
as Zombie #1 (as Bill Hinzman)2009 It Came from Trafalgar
as Bartender2009 The Spookshow
as Romero the Zombie2006 Shadow: Dead Riot
as Director1996 Santa Claws
as Miles Bishop1996 Satanic Yuppies
as Dr. Bloom1995 Legion of the Night
as himself1993 Zombie Jamboree
as FleshEater1988 FleshEater
as Sgt. Sanders1986 The Majorettes
as Archer in Tree (uncredited)1981 Knightriders
as Man Shooting at Doctor's Office1973 The Crazies
as The Intruder1972 Hungry Wives
as Drunk guy in bar1971 There's Always Vanilla
as Zombie (as Bill Heinzman)1968 Night of the Living Dead

Movies with S. William Hinzman as Crew(19)

Camera/Director of Photography2021 The Amusement Park
Crew/Cinematography2002 The Mob Boss & the Soul Singer
Production/Producer2002 The Mob Boss & the Soul Singer
Camera/Director of Photography1996 Santa Claws
Camera/Director of Photography1996 Scream Queens Naked Christmas
Directing/Director1988 FleshEater
Editing/Editor1988 FleshEater
Production/Producer1988 FleshEater
Writing/Story1988 FleshEater
Writing/Screenplay1988 FleshEater
Crew/Transportation Coordinator1986 The Majorettes
Directing/Director1986 The Majorettes
Editing/Editor1986 The Majorettes
Camera/Still Photographer1982 Midnight
Crew/Cinematography1974 O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose
Camera/Director of Photography1973 The Crazies
Camera/Additional Photography1972 Hungry Wives
Lighting/Lighting Artist1972 Hungry Wives
Camera/Assistant Camera1968 Night of the Living Dead

Full Name: Bill Hinzman
Born: Saturday, 10/24 1936 (October) in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 02/05 2012 (February) in Darlington (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Other names for S. William Hinzman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Hinzman"
"Bill Heinzman"
"Bill Hinzman"
"Billy Hinzman"
"S. William Hinzman Jr."
"Bill Hinzeman"
S. William Hinzman frequently works together with these people:
George A. Romero (25x, Crew)
John A. Russo (22x, Crew)
Michael Gornick (8x, Crew)
Paul McCollough (8x, Crew)
Tom Savini (6x, Actor)
Karl Hardman (6x, Actor)
Russell Streiner (6x, Actor)
Debbie Rochon (5x, Actress)
Jeff Carney (5x, Crew)
Raymond Laine (5x, Actor)
Jim O'Rear (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:372422, Added: 08/16/2018, Last updated: 11/15/2023