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Peter Hinwood

He is an English actor. Hinwood worked as both a photographer and a professional model while he was pursuing his acting career. Hinwood is mostly noted for his film appearance as the well-oiled, muscular and mostly mute creation Rocky Horror in the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rocky's singing voice was dubbed in post-production by Australian singer Trevor White. Both Hinwood and White were interviewed by Scott Michaels for his 2002 book Rocky Horror: From Concept to Cult.

Peter Hinwood was born on May 17, 1946 in England. He is an actor, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), La viuda del diablo (1970) and Sebastián (1976).

Peter Hinwood was a professional model when he was chosen the blond muscle hunk Rocky Horror (a Creation) for the movie.
He had little or no acting experience and does not even sing his own songs in the film. After The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), he shied away from any publicity on the film and has since retired from show business.

He went on to work for many years as a successful antique dealer. In the late 1990s or early 2000s, a two-page article on his gallery appeared in the American 'House & Garden' magazine, illustrated with a number of Islamic artworks, as well as a very large stucco or plasterwork figured relief from Elizabethan England.
Rocky Horror's singing voice was dubbed in post-production by Australian singer Trevor White.

His portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter's "creation" was the most significant role of Hinwood's limited acting career. Hinwood had played the Greek god Hermes in the Adventures of Ulysses mini-series on British television in the late 1960s. He performed in one other horror film before Rocky Horror, as "Guy" in Roddy McDowall's macabre Tam Lin. After Rocky Horror, he capped his cinematic career with a bit role in Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman's homoerotic Roman historical drama, Sebastiane.

He is now an antiques dealer in London.

Hinwood told People magazine in 2000 that there were three reasons why he chose not to continue to milk his Horror moment. "One, I can't act. Two, I cringe with embarrassment every time I see myself on film. Three, I relish a quiet, peaceful life." Hinwood revealed that in 1994 he had rediscovered the gold hot pants he wore in the film and sold them through an auction house for nearly $1,000. They are now part of the Hard Rock memorabilia collection, and were for a time displayed in their Myrtle Beach, South Carolina restaurant. The shorts can be viewed at the Orlando Hard Rock.