Photos Of 10 Real-Life Serial Killers Portrayed In Netflix's 'Mindhunter' and The Actors Who Play Them

by Ariana

If you love kicking back with some true crime and wine, then you've likely watched BOTH seasons of Netflix's hit-show, 'Mindhunter'. It's a historical thriller, set in the 1970s, based on actual events and follows the newly assembled Behavioural Science unit of the FBI that began coining the phrase 'serial killer' before it ever existed.

'Mindhunter', perfectly and seamlessly captures the nostalgia of the 1970s without being cheesy, tacky and disco. It resembles a smooth super-8 video, rather than a rendition of 'Saturday Night Fever'.

What it also does, is very closely portray the likeness of the infamous serial killers that are featured on each episode. Below you're going to see 10 of the most well-known serial killers portrayed on the show, and the actors who played them.

William "Junior" Pierce played by Michael Filipowich

William
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Charles Manson played by Damon Herriman

Charles Manson played by Damon Herriman
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Edmund Kemper played by Cameron Britton

Edmund Kemper played by Cameron Britton
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David Berkowitz: Son of Sam played by Oliver Cooper

David Berkowitz: Son of Sam played by Oliver Cooper
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Richard Speck played by Jack Erdie

Richard Speck played by Jack Erdie
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Charles 'Tex' Watson played by Christopher Backus

Charles 'Tex' Watson played by Christopher Backus
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Elmer Wayne Henley Jnr. played by Robert Aramyo

Elmer Wayne Henley Jnr. played by Robert Aramyo
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Wayne Williams played by

Wayne Williams played by
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Dennis Rader: BTK played by Sonny Valicenti

Dennis Rader: BTK played by Sonny Valicenti
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Jerry Brudos played by Happy Anderson

Jerry Brudos played by Happy Anderson
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