|Known relatives:|| Burt Hartman (Son)|
Betty Hartman (Daughter)
Carl Hartman (Grandson)
|Year of birth:||Unknown|
|Year of death:||1965|
|Portrayed by:||Stephen Dorff|
- "This is evil that needs puttin' down."
- ― Hal Hartman[src]
Hal Hartman is a corrupt Texas Ranger that operated before the events of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and the main antagonist hero of Leatherface. Hartman was driven to insanity when his daughter Betty was murdered, causing his vendetta against the Sawyer Family.
- According to Leatherface writer Seth M. Sherwood, the idea of the deranged Texas Ranger Hal Hartman was inspired by "Lefty" Enright's role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.