House of 1000 Corpses : About The Cast

Sid Haig (Captain Spaulding)
Cult star SID HAIG has played every evil bastard imaginable from pirates to pimps. Career highlights include roles in Spiderbaby, Coffy, Jackie Brown, Diamonds Are Forever, THX-1138, and blaxploitation cinema's definitive Foxy Brown and the children's television show "Jason of Star Command. "

Bill Moseley (Otis)
BILL MOSELEY has appeared in many horror productions including Tom Savini's Night of the Living Dead remake, Essence of Echoes and the futuristic Crash and Burn. But he is best know to horror fans as Chop Top the metal plated psycho from Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.

Sheri Moon (Baby)
A newcomer to the big screen, SHERI MOON should be a familiar sight to Rob Zombie fans from her numerous rock video appearances including such favorites as "Dragula," "Living Dead Girl" and "More Human Than Human. "

Karen Black (Mother Firefly)
From her Academy Award nominated performance in Five Easy Pieces to her stunning turn in Trilogy of Terror, KAREN BLACK never fails to give the audience a unique and bizarre new character. Other career highlights include Easy Rider, The Player, The Great Gatsby, The Day of the Locust, and Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering. She can be seen in the upcoming films Saving Grace and Firecracker.

Chris Hardwick (Jerry Goldsmith)
Hardwick was seen on the big screen in Jane White is Sick & Twisted, the story of a young woman whose only ambition in life is to appear on the "Jerry Springer Show," Hardwick's career is somewhat very art imitates life: Hardwick himself has been the host of a reality television series "Shipmates" and of MTV's "Singled Out. "

Erin Daniels (Denise Willis)
Daniels most recently appeared on the big screen as Maya Burson in Mark Romanek's thriller One Hour Photo. Before taking this role, Burson was a familiar face to TV viewers due to her appearances on "Earthlings," "Philly," "Jack & Jill," "Action," and the ubiquitous "Law & Order. "

Jennifer Jostyn (Mary Knowles)
Last seen in 2002's The, 2001's Focus and, before that, as Becky in Dr. Benny, Jennifer has also appeared in such feature films as A Perfect Little Man, Milo, Telling You, Deep Impact, The Brothers McMullen, Omega Cop, and such telefilms as 1999's "Vanished Without a Trace" and 1999's "What We Did That Night," the latter for USA Networks.

Rainn Wilson (Bill Hudley)
This Seattle, WA native has also been seen in Wheelmen, Self Storage, Full Frontal, America's Sweetheart, Almost Famous, Galaxy Quest, and the television series "One Life To Live," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Dark Angel," and "Charmed. "

Walton Goggins (Steve Naish)
Recently seen in the 2002 hit film Bourne Identity, Shanghai Noon, The Crow: Salvation, Major League: Back to the Minors, The Apostle, Switchback, and on the small screen in, among other things, "Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder" (Parts 1 and 2), and "Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man. " Television guest appearances include "NYPD Blue," "JAG," "I'll Fly Away," "In the Heat of the Night," "Beverly Hills 90210," and most recently the Emmy nominated FX series "The Shield. "

Tom Towles (George Wydell)
No stranger to zombies and the undead, Towles played Harry Cooper, the guy everyone else trapped in a farmhouse would most like to sacrifice to the zombies in the remake of Night of the Living Dead (1990). He launched his career with a minor role in Dog Day Afternoon, co-starring Al Pacino, and has since been seen in The Rock, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Mad Dog and Glory, and Gridlock'd, among others.

Matthew McGrory (Tiny)
Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest feet (size 29 ), this 7'6", 330-pound actor has worked in television, film, and music video. Among his credits are the feature films The Dead Hate The Living, Bubble Boy, and Apple Jack; television appearances include "Pretender" (episode: Survival) and the "Drew Carey Show" (episode: DrugCo). He has also appeared in music videos for Marilyn Manson ("Coma White"), Iron Maiden ("Wickerman"), and Jason Zodiac ("Zodiac").

Robert Mukes (Rufus)
Nicknamed the Bone Crusher, Mukes distinguished himself in the film world during the late 1990s and early 2000s appearing as Snake in Black Mask 2: City Of Masks as the Kings guard and an executioner in Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists. He has also worked as a stuntman, most notably on Adam Sandler's hit comedy The Waterboy. His television credits include appearances on "The Man Show," "Dharma & Greg," "The Brian Benben Show," and "Men Behaving Badly. "

Dennis Fimple (Grampa Hugo)
Veteran character actor DENNIS FIMPLE has appeared in a myriad of motion pictures, from King Kong to The Apple Dumpling Gang to Stay Hungry, as well as over forty television credits, including appearances on such golden age television classics as "Gomer Pyle, USMC," "Green Acres," and "Petticoat Junction," to more current fare on "ER," "Providence," and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch. "

Harrison Young (Don Willis)
Another familiar character actor, Young has been on both the big and small screens. Credits include The Game, Saving Private Ryan, and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, which reunited the actor with Robert DeNiro (Young made an unaccredited appearance in the Scorsese-DeNiro classic Taxi Driver in 1973. ) He also appeared in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, along side his House of 1000 Corpses co-star Karen Black.

William H. Bassett (Sheriff Huston)
Beginning with an unaccredited role in 1949's The Stratton Story (which starred Jimmy Stewart), Bassett appeared in a wide array of feature films and television programs. From the big screen's Academy Award-nominated musical 1776 to the epic The Towering Inferno and even The Karate Kid, and on to the small screen's classic soap "General Hospital," Bassett has been a constant presence in the entertainment world.

Irwin Keyes (Ravelli)
Adding House of 1000 Corpses to an already healthy list of credits, Keyes has previously appeared in such features as Asylum, The Flintstones and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, the Linda Blair classic Chained Heat, Stardust Memories, The Exterminator, Friday the 13th, and The Warriors, as well as in such television shows as "thirtysomething," "The Jeffersons," "Police Squad!," "Moonlighting," "Married With Children," "Growing Pains," and "Tales from the Crypt. "

Michael J. Pollard (Stucky)
In 1966, at the age of 27, Michael Pollard was hired as a guest star on "Star Trek," playing "Jahn" in the episode "Miri". The script called for an actor 14 years of age, but Pollard got the part anyway since his agent convinced the show's producers that he looked like a teenager even though he was close to 30. This elfin character actor studied at New York City's Actors' Studio and appeared as a semi-regular on the "Dobie Gillis" TV series in 1959 before making his feature debut in Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962). He worked in The Stripper (1963), The Wild Angels (1966), and Enter Laughing (1967) before being cast as filling-station attendant turned outlaw C. W. Moss in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), a role for which he was Oscar-nominated. Inexplicably popular, though he never seemed to be playing anyone other than himself, Pollard subsequently appeared in several movies, including Hannibal Brooks (1969), Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970), Dirty Little Billy (1972, the lead), Between the Lines (1977), Melvin and Howard (1980), and America (1982). By the late 1980s, he began working more frequently, playing virtually the same offbeat, imbecilic character in both A pictures (1987's Roxanne, 1988's Scrooged) and B movies (1989's Night Visitor, 1991's The Art of Dying, 1992's Split Second). He reunited with Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy (1990) playing phone tapper Bug Bailey, and appeared in Enid Is Sleeping, I Come in Peace (both 1990), and Arizona Dream (1995, filmed in 1991).

Author : Lions Gate Films