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Jim Siedow (1920–2003)

Jim Siedow was a marvelously quirky and distinctive character actor who achieved instant cult favorite status with his terrific portrayal of the weary and irascible the Cook in Tobe Hooper's immortal and outstanding horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Siedow was born on June 12th, 1920 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Siedow first began acting in ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Filmography

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 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Totzke
- Miss Stardust (1987) ... Totzke (as Jim Seidow)
 1980 Hotwire
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie)
Howard Ives
 1971 The Windsplitter
Father
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 2012 Moxina (Short) (in memory of)
 2006 Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw (Video documentary) (dedicatee)
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 2007 The Fearmakers Collection (Video documentary)
Himself
 2000 Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (Video documentary)
Himself
 1988 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (Video documentary)
Himself
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 2006 Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw (Video documentary)
Himself
 2000 The American Nightmare (Documentary)
Himself

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Alternate Names:

Jim Seidow

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I spent hours trying to figure out what I was going to do. How was I going to play this crazed cook? I didn't know what kind of director Tobe Hooper was. Fortunately, he was a very fine director -- he knows what he wants and he gets it out of you. I would've played it altogether differently if he hadn't told me what he wanted and it wouldn't have been as good." (on playing the Cook in "The Texas ... See more »

Trivia:

In the scene of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" when his character beat up Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns), he had to actually hit her because none of the fake things they tried looked real. It was done after 8 takes. After these takes Marilyn was bruised up and actually fainted. See more »

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