Drayton Sawyer
Drayton in 1986


The Cook
Old Man



Appears In:

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Jason vs. Leatherface 1
Jason vs. Leatherface 2
Jason vs. Leatherface 3


Leatherface (brother)
Nubbins Sawyer (brother)
Chop Top (brother)
Alfredo Sawyer (brother)
Edward Sawyer (brother)
Vilmer Sawyer (brother)
Grandpa (grandfather)

Type of Death:

Grenade explosion.

Drayton Sawyer, also known as The Cook or Old Man, is a character from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He is the oldest brother of Leatherface, and the one responsible for cooking the food (human meat) for the family to eat.

The Texas Chain Saw MassacreEdit

Drayton is the owner of a gas station (Last Chance), where all the gas pumps are empty (presumably this was to make it easier for Leatherface to kill victims for him). When Sally Hardesty attempted to hide from Leatherface, Drayton revealed himself to be the older brother of Leatherface. Drayton took Sally over to their house. Drayton stated that he couldn't take any pleasure in killing victims himself, which is why Nubbins, Leatherface, and Grandpa did that kind of work.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2Edit

After Sally escaped, the family of cannibals moved into hiding to avoid being caught. However, Drayton's identity was never known, as he often received awards for the best chili ever made, and no one was ever aware that he used human meat for it. Drayton heard Leatherface kill two drunks, Rick and Buzz, on the radio, so he sent Leatherface and Chop Top over to kill Stretch and LG at the radio station. LG was killed, but Stretch escaped. When Drayton and Chop Top captured her, he tried to get Grandpa to kill her, and was even more unhinged than before, eager to help out, but Lieutenant Lefty Enright appeared and injured Drayton with his chainsaw. Having lost a lot of blood, and already insane to begin with, Drayton grabbed a grenade from the skeleton of Nubbins and pulled off the pin, with the intent of blowing himself up, and Lieutenant Lefty Enright, Leatherface, and Grandpa as well. At the last second, Grandpa threw a hammer at Lefty, which hit Leatherface instead, making him fell down on top of the table Drayton was hiding under. His chainsaw went through the table and struck Drayton in the back, causing him to drop the grenade, which exploded, killing him.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3DEdit

Drayton-Texas-Chainsaw-3D In this alternate sequel to the original film, which takes event inmediatly after Sally's escape. Sheriff Hopper approaches the Sawyers house, announcing that Sally revealed the police everything the family did to her and her friends. Drayton defends himself saying that the boys were trespassing, but Hopper orders him to turn Leatherface in in exchange for the family being spared. The family decides to hand Leatherface over, despite Drayton initally trying to convince them otherwise. He scolds Leatherface for ruining everything as the townsfolk led by Burt Hartman assault the house with guns and fire. Drayton, along with almost every other family member, is shot and killed by the people and then is burned when the people set the house on fire. Only Leatherface and Loretta survived the shootout.


  • "I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it."
  • "You... you damn fool! You ruined the door!"
  • "Shut up you bitch hog!"
  • "Look... I got some good barbecue here!"
  • "Sorry to keep you waiting, young lady. I had to lock up the shop and turn the lights off. The cost of electricity these days is enough to drive a man like me out of business."
  • "You have one choice, boy: sex or the saw. Sex is, well, nobody knows. But the saw, the saw is family."
  • "The small bussinessman... always, always, always gets it in the ass."
  • "No secret, it's the meat. Don't skimp on the meat. I've got a real good eye for prime meat. Runs in the family."
  • "You coonshits, you fudge packers, you'll be the death of me yet!"
  • "Do not take anyone away from this family. We are Sawyer, the Sawyer!"
  • ¨Look what your brother did to the door!¨