Michael Berryman


04 Sep 1948


Los Angeles, California, USA


Late 1970s horror genre icon who's best known for his creepy performance as "Pluto" in the uncompromising Wes Craven horror film The Hills Have Eyes (1977). Berryman (who suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare condition leaving him with no sweat glands, hair, fingernails or teeth) reminds one of a latter-day Rondo Hatton who also suffered from a rare medical condition that distorted his features giving him a brutish look just right for horror movies.

To Berryman's credit, he managed to develop upon his "Pluto" character, and has turned up in numerous sci-fi / fantasy movies such as My Science Project (1985), Weird Science (1985), Armed Response (1986) and Evil Spirits (1990). The tall & lean Berryman generally portrays mutant bikers, evil undertakers, monsters and other frightening characters! A genuine favorite of horror movie fans.

Actor ( 101 credits )

The Evil Within (2017) Cadaver
Death House (2017)
Beyond Fury (2017) Sponge
Rock Paper Dead (2017) Uncle Charles
Shovelhead the Movie (2017) Ted
86 Zombies (2017)  Bob (1 episode, 2017)
Potent Media's Sugar Skull Girls (2016) Hobbs
Smothered (2016) Michael Berryman
Hell's Kitty (2016) Detective Pluto
Kill or Be Killed (2015) Dr. Pepperdine
Tales of the Wicked Unseen (2015) (rumored)
The Family Returns (2015) William
Dysfunctional with No Filter Paul and Denise (2015)  Himself (2016)
Hell Hunters (2015)  Lawrence Beasley (1 episode)
Erebus (2014) Jonah Crane
Apocalypse Kiss (2014) David Horn
Your Inner Fish (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Army of the Damned (2013) Crazy Earl
Self Storage (2013) Trevor
Deadtime Stories (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
The Lords of Salem (2012) Virgil Magnus
The Family (2011) William
Beg (2011) Clayton Starks
Below Zero (2011) Gunnar
Underground Entertainment: The Movie (2011) Mike
Mask Maker (2011) Fred
Hell's Kitty (2011)  Detective Pluto (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Satan Hates You (2010) Mr. Harker
The Tenant (2010) Arthur Delman
Necrosis (2009) Seymour
Smash Cut (2009) Philip Farmsworth Jr.
Outrage: Born in Terror (2009) Obeah
Brother's War (2009) Col. Petrov
Victory to the Underdog (2009) Michael Berryman
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Haunted Casino (2007) Gil Wachetta
Fallen Angels (2006) Mort
Penny Dreadful (2006) Gas Station Attendant
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006) Himself (archive footage)
The Absence of Light (2006) The Seer
Horror Fans (2006) Himself
The Devil's Rejects (2005) Clevon
Rebel Yell (2000) Bouncer (uncredited)
The Independent (2000) Himself
Gator King (1997) The Tech
Conan (1997)  King Penor II (2 episodes, 1998)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997)  Hook Hand Man (1 episode, 1998)
Noi siamo angeli (1997)  Quesada (1 episode, 1997)
Spy Hard (1996) Bus Patron with Oxygen Mask
Mojave Moon (1996) Angel
Double Dragon (1994) Maniac Leader
The X-Files (1993)  Owen Lee Jarvis (1 episode, 1995)
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992) Larry
Little Sister (1992) Teacher
Teenage Exorcist (1991) Herman
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) Pilgrim #1
The Guyver (1991) Lisker
Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991) Highway Man #1
The Secret of the Golden Eagle (1991)
Solar Crisis (1990) Matthew
Evil Spirits (1990) Mr. Balzac
Aftershock (1990) Queen
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Sybok Warrior (uncredited)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Rupert Van Helsing (1 episode, 1991)
Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988) The Mummy
The Barbarians (1987) Dirtmaster
Off the Mark (1987) Acme Labs Man
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)  Captain Rixx (1 episode, 1988)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Starfleet Display Officer
Armed Response (1986) F.C.
ALF (1986)  Rick (3 episodes, 1988)
What a Country (1986)  Leon the Pizza Delivery Boy (1 episode, 1987)
Cut and Run (1985) Quecho
My Science Project (1985) Mutant #1
Weird Science (1985) Mutant Biker
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984) Pluto
Invitation to Hell (1984) Valet
Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) Chainsaw
Highway to Heaven (1984)  The Devil (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)  Referee in Denardo's Nightmare (1 episode, 1985)
Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (1983)  Man on television commercial
Deadly Blessing (1981) William Gluntz
The Fall Guy (1981) (1 episode, 1986)
Co-Ed (1980)
The Fifth Floor (1978) Mental Patient
Another Man, Another Chance (1977) 1st Bandit
The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Pluto
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Ellis
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) Coroner
The Pick Up (0) Actor
Savage Mountain (0) Uncle Albert
Stalker (0) Mr. Kent (rumored)
Night of the Living Dead: Contagion (0) John Savini
Stingy Jack (0) Jack Hawthorne / Stingy Jack
The Mangled (0) Frank Bates
Wrath of Job (0)
Zombificador (0)
The Misfits (0) Pharmacist Baker
William Froste (0) Big Bob Rogers
Incision (0) Mortician Talmadge
Shed of the Dead (0) Derek

Producer ( 3 credits )

Kill or Be Killed (2015) associate producer
Apocalypse Kiss (2014) associate producer
Beg (2011) associate producer