Boss Sawyer is one of the fictional characters serving as the family leader of the Sawyer Family from Texas Chainsaw 3D the character is portrayed by the late and original leatherface actor Gunnar Hensen.


Boss Sawyer is a member and kind of leader of the Sawyer Family. A member of the Sawyer family who appears in the beginning of Texas Chainsaw 3D portrayed by Gunnar Hansen, who portrayed Leatherface in the first film. Boss sits inside the Sawyer house with a shotgun when Sheriff Hooper arrives to arrest Leatherface. Boss tries to convince Drayton that they should just give up Leatherface. When Drayton argues that he is family, Boss retorts that Leatherface is "simple" and not right "for a Sawyer." Drayton gives in, and Boss yells out to Hooper that they are bringing him out and asks that "Jed gets a good lawyer." Before they can bring out Jedidiah, however, residents of Newt led by Burt Hartman arrive and burn the Sawyer house to the ground, killing Boss and other relatives. 



Boss death

When trying to reason and logically handle the situation from ever reaching a boiling point, Boss Sawyer tried to talk it down and hand over leatherface but due to Burt Hartman interference a gun battle followed with Boss getting shot and killed by one of the mobbers.


  • He was played by Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface from the 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • His death and the other 7 Sawyers is the dull machete in dead meat’s kill count

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