Basic Information About Bill Moseley
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Musician, Journalist, Singer, Voice Actor|
|Date of birth||1951-11-11 (72 years old)|
|Place of birth||Stamford|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Bright, blue eyes|
His characters often rant while committing acts of violence
Often plays sadistic yet darkly comedic villains (Chop-Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Otis in House of 1000 Corpses (2003)/The Devil's Rejects (2005))
Character catchphrase: "Hope you like what you see!"
|Spouse||Lucinda Jenney - (14 February 2017 - present) (1 child)|
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Bill Moseley win?
Bill Moseley roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Grindhouse||Dr. Heinrich von Strasser (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")|
|House of 1000 Corpses||Otis|
|The Devil's Rejects||Otis|
|Halloween||Zach 'Z-Man' Garrett|
|Army of Darkness||Deadite Captain|
|The Blob||Soldier #2 (in sewer)|
|Prisoners of the Ghostland||The Governor|
|Texas Chainsaw 3D||Drayton Sawyer|
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2||Chop-Top|
|Repo! The Genetic Opera||Luigi Largo|
|3 from Hell||Otis Driftwood|
|Honey, I Blew Up the Kid||Federal Marshall|
|Night of the Living Dead||Johnnie (as Bill Mosley)|
|To Your Last Death||Pavel (voice)|
|The Tortured||John Kozlowski|
|Slasher||Homeless Guy 2 episodes, 2019|
|The Practice||Jake Spooner 1 episode, 2003|
|Tour of Duty||Sgt. Jones 1 episode, 1989|
|ER||Charlie 1 episode, 2004|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Bernie 1 episode, 2014|
|Freddy's Nightmares||Buzz 1 episode, 1989|
|Days of Our Lives||Joel / ... 4 episodes, 2006-2007|
|Holliston||Crazy Max 5 episodes, 2012-2013|
|Carnivàle||Possum 8 episodes, 2003-2005|
|Z Nation||General McCandles 1 episode, 2014|
|Fallen Angels||Customer #1 1 episode, 1995|
|Father Dowling Mysteries||Kane / ... 1 episode, 1991|
Bill Moseley's Quotes
- [advice to actors wanting to be in the horror industry] First and foremost, enjoy yourself! And get paid! Get paid is my advice to actors in general. Re: the horror industry, if you're attracted to it because you really want to saw someone in half, seek psychiatric help. The horror fans, and my horror peers, have, for the most part, a very clear sense of what's real and what's fantasy. A good scare is a wonderful thing. Horror movies can make for a great date. Just make sure the blood that flows is Karo syrup and not hemoglobin!
- One of the things I've learned from writing is to exercise that imagination muscle on a daily basis. As an actor, when I get a script and things are worked out to where I'm going to do the project, what I like to do is read the script three or four times and just let my imagination go. I just try to figure out how my character can make real choices in his natural environment. It seems to have worked out.
- One day on the set of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), as I was hanging out in full Chop-Top between scenes, I noticed a well-heeled woman with a little boy. The boy saw me and clung tightly to his mother's leg. She patted him on the head and said, "Don't worry, Johnny, he's not real; he's just an actor wearing make-up". I approached mother and son, smiling, leaned down and whispered in the boy's little ear: "Don't believe it".
- I love horror movies, always have. First one I ever saw in the theater was the original The Blob (1958) with Steve McQueen. Second was a double bill - The Fly (1958) and Return of the Fly (1959). Scared the crap out of me. Been a fan ever since.
- As a college student, I never thought in my wildest dreams that acting could be my career! I come from Midwest stock, railroad people, and the idea of pursuing an acting career was akin to running off to join the circus. It wasn't until I landed the part of Chop-Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) in 1986, twelve years after I'd graduated from Yale, that it occurred to me that you could actually make a living - and a pretty good one! - at this acting thing. 2014 marks my 30th anniversary as a card-carrying Screen Actors Guild (SAG) member. I've got health benefits for me and my family, a decent pension, and I'm still working. Go figure!
Bill Moseley: A unique actor & musician with a $2 million net worth
Bill Moseley is an actor, musician and cult film personality who has more than 125 acting credits to his name. With a net worth of $2 million, he is a well-known figure in the world of entertainment.
What is Bill Moseley known for?
Bill Moseley is best known for his roles in many cult classic horror films. He has starred in several movies including House of 100 Corpses, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Rejects, and many others. He has established his reputation as an essential figure in horror cinema.
Early life and education
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, in November 1951, Moseley grew up in Barrington, Illinois. After finishing high school, he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1974. Later on, he studied at the Boston University School of Medicine, where he worked towards a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from 1975 to 1977.
Despite holding an MPH degree. Mosely’s interest in acting brought him to join the Trinity Repertory Company of Providence, Rhode Island. After this venture, he went on to New York City to pursue his dreams as an actor and signed with a talent agency entrenched for opera singers. Nevertheless, his determination led Moseley to success with the movie that kickstarted his legacy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in 1986. He continued to star in numerous horror films while also facing occasional rejections until he established his brand that now propels him to present-day success.
It’s no surprise that someone who dedicated his life to horror movies would come across as a musician. Moseley collaborated with the eccentric guitarist Buckethead on his solo work and the band Cornbugs, where he served as the lead vocalist. Cornbugs’ music style was a fusion of rock, country, metal, and at times even classical themes that were borderline surrealistic fused into something unique. The band formed in 1995, releasing five albums until disbanding.
Achievements and Awards
Moseley has been a part of several movie projects in his extensive career, earning significant acclaim. In 2006 Moseley won the Scream Awards title for “The Most Vile Villain” for his portrayal as Eddie Sandpaper in The Devil’s Rejects. Followed by 2007 Fangoria Chainsaw Award for “Best Actor” for his performances in The Devil’s Rejects and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Moseley continues to inspire many filmmakers to pursue horror genre.
Bill Moseley is an actor and musician with a net worth of $2 million, remembered as one of the seminal acts to have contributed to the horror genre portrayal at present. His contribution to film combined with his role in music will not be forgotten.
Interesting Facts about Bill Moseley
- Father, with Lucinda Jenney, of actress Marion Moseley.
- Has a band with Guns N' Roses guitar player Buckethead called "Cornbugs."
- Got the part of Chop Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) based on a cameo he did in a short film called The Texas Chainsaw Manicure.
- Has been in six movies with Tom Towles (Night of the Living Dead (1990), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Home Sick (2007), The Devil's Rejects (2005) Grindhouse (2007), and Halloween (2007)).
- Was once a journalist, writing for such magazines as Omni, National Lampoon and Psychology Today.
- Was friends with Timothy Leary.
- Reprised Chop Top, his character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), in a film that was never released called "All American Massacre (2000)," which featured music from Buckethead.
- Was considered for the role of Captain James Deakins on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
- While many of his characters appear to be swamp people, Bill ironically comes from an upper-class family with a strong connection to Yale University. He is the son of Virginia Gillette (Kleitz) and S. D. Moseley (Spencer Dumaresq Moseley). His mother was a journalist. His father was a captain and center of the 1942 Yale football team, a member of the Yale Corporation, and chairman and chief executive of the Railway Express Agency. Bill's grandfather, George Moseley, was also a Yale football star.