S. William Hinzman

S. William Hinzman

  • Born on
    • October 24th, 1936
  • Died on
    • February 5th, 2012
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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Acting (11 Credits)

2011River of Darkness as Harvey Hix
2011Mimesis as Zombie
2006Shadow: Dead Riot as Romero the Zombie
1996Santa Claws as Director
1988FleshEater as FleshEater
1986The Majorettes as Sergeant Sanders
1981Knightriders as Archer in Tree (uncredited)
1973The Crazies as Man Shooting at Doctor's Office
1972Season of the Witch as The Intruder
1971There's Always Vanilla as Drunk guy in bar
1968Night of the Living Dead as Zombie (as Bill Heinzman)Watch Free

Director (2 Credits)



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