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Kane Warren Hodder (born April 8, 1955)[1] is an American actor, stuntman, and author.

Hodder is best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th franchise, with four appearances in the film series: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (in which he also played Freddy Krueger's clawed glove hand), and Jason X; and one in the video game Friday the 13th: The Game. He is also known for his role as Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series.[2] He also played Leatherface during the stunts of Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III on a TV in Freddy vs. Jason as a cameo,[3] and the upcoming video game The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Early life, family and education[]

Hodder was born in Auburn, California in 1955.


Early in his career during an interview, Hodder offered to show the interviewer and her cameraman a fire stunt. It went horribly wrong, leaving him with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over much of his upper body. It was because of these burns that he was initially selected to portray Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a role that would eventually go to Robert Englund with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. Hodder was the first actor to portray Jason Voorhees more than once, in a total of four consecutive movies from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood to Jason X. He portrayed horror icon Leatherface through the stunt work of the 1990 film Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III and played Freddy Krueger's clawed glove hand at the ending scene of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. He also acted as a police guard in Jason Goes to Hell. He also appeared in an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show to promote Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, in costume as Jason.

Although he offered to reprise his role as Jason Voorhees in the 2003 film Freddy vs. Jason, director Ronny Yu replaced Hodder with 6 ft. 5 in. (1.96 m.) Canadian stuntman Ken Kirzinger. The switch created controversy among fans of the series and has been credited to several rumors, including Kirzinger's location in Canada and his height compared to Robert Englund, the actor who portrayed Freddy Krueger, while Yu himself stated that it was New Line Cinema's idea to do so.[4] Though Hodder still expresses resentment over not being chosen, he is still good friends with Kirzinger and Englund.[5] In 2011 Hodder wrote, along with author Michael Aloisi, his autobiography Unmasked: The True Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer.[6] This was in 2014 turned into a web series, which was released as The Killer & I.[7]

Hodder starred in the slasher film Hatchet as main character Victor Crowley, a physically deformed young boy who comes back from the dead to kill the people who invade the swamp where he lives[8] — a similar story in relation to that of Jason Voorhees. The role earned him the Horror Jury Award for Best Actor at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. He reprised this role in Hatchet II, Hatchet III and Victor Crowley.[9]

Hodder portrayed Grawesome Crutal in the slasher film, Muck and its sequel Muck: Feast of Saint Patrick.[10] He co-starred with Doug Jones and Michael McShane in the horror comedy film Love in the Time of Monsters.[11] In March 2015, he was part of Adam Green's ArieScope webseries Adam Green's Scary Sleepover.[12]

Kane Hodder reprised his role as Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Game.


Hodder co-wrote an autobiography with author Mike Aloisi.[13] The book is about his life and experience in the film industry and was released on October 1, 2011.

"This book documents the unlikely true story of a boy who was taunted and beaten relentlessly by bullies throughout his childhood. Kane only escaped his tormentors when he moved to a tiny island in the South Pacific where he lived for all of his teen years. After living shirtless in a jungle for a while, he headed back to America where he fell in love with doing stunts — only to have his love burn him, literally. For the first time ever, Kane tells the true story of the burn injury that nearly killed him at the start of his career. The entire story of his recovery, the emotional and physical damage it caused, his fight to break back into the industry that almost killed him, and his rise to become a film actor are told in Kane's own voice."




Year Title Credit Notes
1980 In God We Tru$t Stunts Uncredited
1983 Lone Wolf McQuade
1984 Hardbodies
1985 Volunteers Uncredited
The Hills Have Eyes Part II Stunt Player
1986 House Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
Avenging Force Stunt Player
The Patriot Stunts
1987 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
House II: The Second Story Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
Prison Stunts
1988 Born to Race
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Stunt Coordinator
Waxwork Stunts
1989 Time Trackers
Trained to Kill
DeepStar Six Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
House III: The Horror Show
1990 Backstreet Dreams Stunts
The Closer Stunt Coordinator
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Video
1991 Nothing but Trouble Stunts
Zandalee Stunt Double
The Rapture Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
9½ Ninjas! Stunts
Out for Justice
The Rapture Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
The Last Boy Scout Stunts Uncredited
1992 Roots of Evil Stunt Driver
Lethal Weapon 3 Stunts Uncredited
House IV Stunt Coordinator / Stunt Player Video
Double Trouble Stunts
Waxwork II: Lost in Time Stunt Player
Live! From Death Row Stunt Coordinator Television film
Under Siege Stunts
1993 Hocus Pocus
Addams Family Values
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Stunt Coordinator
Father Hood Stunts
Demolition Man
Younger & Younger
1994 Blood Run Stunts (Uncredited) Television film
A Low Down Dirty Shame Stunts
1995 Batman Forever Uncredited
Just Cause
Project Metalbeast Stunt Coordinator
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Stunts
Four Rooms Stunt Player
Seven Stunts
Fair Game
1996 Warhead Uncredited
Wildly Available Stunt Coordinator
The Fan Stunts
Marshal Law Television film
Brittle Glory Stunt Coordinator
1997 The Big Fall Stunt Performer
Spawn Stunts
Fire Down Below
Most Wanted
The Shooter
The Underground
The Protector
The Shadow Men
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Stunt Coordinator
Black Thunder Stunts
A Night at the Roxbury
Enemy of the State Stunt Player
1999 Hitman's Run Stunts
Idle Hands Uncredited
2000 Robbers
Partners Television film
Gone in 60 Seconds
2002 Comic Book Villains
2003 Monster Stunt Coordinator
2005 The Devil's Rejects
2006 Fallen Angels Also associate producer
2007 Hack! Stunts
2009 Old Habits Die Hard Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
2010 Frozen Stunt Coordinator
Hatchet II
2011 The Afflicted
Monster Theatre Volume 1
The Family
2013 Hatchet III
2014 Charlie's Farm
2015 Old 37
2017 Check Point
2019 Hanukkah
2020 Impractical Jokers: The Movie


Year Title Credit Notes
1977 Emergency! Stunts (Uncredited) Episode: "Hypochondri-Cap"
1986 Days of Our Lives Stunt Double: Roman Brady 1 episode
1987 Who's the Boss? Stunt Coordinator Episode: "Raging Housekeeper"
1991 FBI: The Untold Stories Stunts 2 episodes
Dangerous Women Stunt Coordinator 3 episodes
1994–1996 The Secret World of Alex Mack 4 episodes
1997–1998 Team Knight Rider Stunts
1997 L.A. Heat Stunt Performer Episode: "Old Scores"
1998 Martial Law Stunt Performer (Uncredited) Episode: "Lock-Up"
1999 See How They Run Stunts
2003 Charmed Stunts (Uncredited) Episode: "Sand Francisco Dreamin'"

Video games[]

Year Title Credit Notes
2017 Friday the 13th: The Game Stunt Coordinator Video game motion capture choreography and stunts
2023 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre



Year Title Role Notes
1974 California Split Reno Poker Player
1980 Alligator Alligator Uncredited
1983 Streets of Hollywood Kane
Lone Wolf McQuade Goon Uncredited
1984 Hardbodies Older Geek
1985 City Limits Unfriendly DA
1986 Avenging Force Thug
1987 House II: The Second Story Gorilla
Open House Trailer Narration Voice
Prison Forsythe / Gas Mask Guard
1988 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Jason Voorhees
Waxwork Frankenstein's Monster Uncredited
1989 Trained to Kill Body Guard
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Jason Voorhees
Best of the Best Burt
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Man in Rolling Mop Bucket Uncredited
9½ Ninjas!
Alligator II: The Mutation Billy Boy
Out for Justice Henchman at Party Uncredited
The Rapture Security Guard
1992 Under Siege Commando
House IV The Human Pizza
1993 No Place to Hide Weller
Best of the Best II Backdoor Man
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Jason Voorhees / FBI guard at hospital #2 / Freddy Krueger's gloved hand
Father Hood Bus Driver Uncredited
Rubdown Simon Television film
1994 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Keith Knox
A Low Down Dirty Shame Uncredited
1995 Scanners: The Showdown Kidnapper #1
Project Metalbeast MetalBeast
Steel Frontier Kinton
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Neo-Nazi Gunman Uncredited
Fair Game
1996 Wildly Available Driver
The Big Fall
1997 The Protector Guard Falling Down Stairs Uncredited
Wishmaster Merritt's Guard
T.N.T. Townie #3
The Shooter Fighter Uncredited
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Bartender
Watchers Reborn Clerk
2000 Geppetto
2001 Jason X Jason Voorhees / Über Jason
2003 Daredevil Fallon's Bodyguard Uncredited
Dark Wolf Biker Guy
Grind Sandy's Dad Uncredited
Monster Undercover Cop
2005 2001 Maniacs Jason
The Devil's Rejects Officer with Gas Mask on Left Uncredited
2006 Hatchet Victor Crowley / Thomas Crowley
Room 6 Homeless Demon
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Guy at Elm Street House
Fallen Angels Envy
2007 Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield Ed Gein Video
Hack! First Victim
Dead Noon Undead Cowboy
Born Asmodeus / Cardinal
2008 B.T.K. Dennis Rader
Black Friday
2009 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th Himself Television documentary
Monsterpiece Theatre Volume 1
Old Habits Die Hard Jonah
Bundy: A Legacy of Evil Warden
Stingy Jack
2010 Frozen Cody
Hatchet II Victor Crowley / Thomas Crowley
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself
Black Friday 3D
2011 The Afflicted Hank
Exit 33 Ike [15]
Chillerama Meshugannah Segment: "The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein"
The Family Stone
Monsterpiece Theatre Volume II Milo Segment: "Moonlighting"
2012 Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood Little John
Among Friends Limo Driver
2013 Hatchet III Victor Crowley
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself Television documentary
Exit to Hell Sickle
2014 Love in the Time of Monsters Lou
Digging up The Marrow Himself
Alice D Sr. Davenport
Abandoned in the Dark Hutchinson
Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce Eddie White
[[Wikipedia:Charlie's Farm]|Charlie's Farm]] Tony Stewart
2015 Muck Grawesome Crutal
Old 37 Jon Roy
Tag Tom
Almost Mercy Coach Elwood
2016 Smothered Striper
Chainsaw Maidens Angel of Death
2017 Check Point Cyris
Victor Crowley Victor Crowley
Death House Sieg
An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted) Frank Lee
2018 To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Himself [16][17]
2019 In Search of Darkness Himself [18]
Shed of the Dead Mr. Parsons
Paralyzed with Fear Chemock
Tabbott's Traveling Carnivale of Terrors Victor: The Butcher
2020 In Search of Darkness: Part II Himself
Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party Himself
Impractical Jokers: The Movie Bodyguard Uncredited
Stay Home Kane [19]
2021 Room 9 Beau Johnson
13 Fanboy Himself
Knifecorp Angus Finn
2022 Tow The Mechanic
Dead by Midnight (Y2Kill) Kane Hodder
Jasper Jasper Davidson
2023 Kill Her Goats Goatface [20]
TBA Room 9 Part 2: They Turned Us Into Killers Beau Johnson
Wickedy Ally Captain Charles Black
The Pick Up Bill
Our Social Playground Craig Garrington
Iron Lung Iron Lung
Dr Frankenstein's Journal Aaron Kosminski
Devotion Tank
Dawn of 5 Evils
Beaten Path
Witchula Elias Lou Warren
Room and Board


Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Cop Near Bank Vault (Uncredited) Episode: "Bye Bly"
1997 L.A. Heat Thug (Uncredited) Episode: "Old Scores"
1998 Nash Bridges Josh Denkirk (Uncredited) Episode: "Impostors"
1999 V.I.P. Matthew Adair Episode: "Good Val Hunting"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jem'Hadar Soldier (Uncredited) 2 episodes
2003 Charmed Thug at Pizza Place (Uncredited) Episode: "The Day the Magic Died"
2005 Alias Lead Thug in Shanghai (Uncredited) Episode: "Authorized Personnel Only, Part 1"
2009 Fear Clinic Villatoro 5 episodes
2012-2013 Holliston Himself 3 episodes

Video games[]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Friday the 13th: The Game Jason Voorhees / Roy Burns
2023 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Leatherface

Personal life[]

Hodder is an avid poker player. He has the word "Kill!" tattooed on the back of his bottom lip.[21] He spends time working with children in burn centers, and despite the roles he often plays, Hodder has often been described as a very friendly man who loves to meet his fans.

For a long time, Hodder claimed his favorite kill scene in his films was the "sleeping bag against a tree" scene from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. He now considers the one where he rips a woman's face in half from Hatchet (2006) to be his favorite.[22]

Hodder is a noted Juggalo, a fan of the group Insane Clown Posse. To reflect this, he has a custom charm of the group's "hatchetman" logo holding a machete instead of a hatchet, a reference to his role as Jason.[21]

Hodder appeared on the December 4, 2012 episode of the TruTV show Hardcore Pawn, in which he had a miniature gold mask made from a piece a fan had made for him.

Along with poker Hodder is also an avid ghost hunter. He founded the Hollywood Ghost Hunters group with former stuntman and friend Rick "Stuntman" McCullum who was a stunt double for Sid Haig.

In 1984, he married his wife Susan B. Hodder and has two sons name Jace Hodder and Reed Hodder.


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  3. "Freddy vs. Jason: How Kane Hodder Subtly Made It Into The Movie". ScreenRant (July 6, 2020). Retrieved on February 28, 2022.
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  5. Hodder, Kane. "The Arrow interviews... Kane Hodder!!".
  6. "The True Story of the World's Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer". Shivers of Horror (December 14, 2011).
  7. "Kane Hodder and Michael Aloisi Are The Killer & I". Dread Central (February 6, 2015).
  8. "'Hatchet' Gets Dated". SyFy Portal. Archived from the original on February 5, 2007.
  9. "Massive 'Hatchet 2' Casting Update!". Bloody Disgusting (December 9, 2009).
  10. "Muck". Bloody Disgusting (February 10, 2015).
  11. "Love in the Time of Monsters !". Bloody Disgusting (March 4, 2015).
  12. "Kane Hodder Visits Adam Green for a Scary Sleepover". Dread Central (March 7, 2015).
  13. "KILL! The True Story of the World's Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer". Kane Hodder Kills. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011.
  14. Kat (December 14, 2011). "Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer by Kane Hodder & Michael Aloisi". Book Review. Shivers of Horror. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012.
  15. "Exit 33 – Movie Website".
  16. "Dread Central Presents: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Gets Theatrical and Home Video Release Dates - Dread Central". Dread Central (April 16, 2018). Retrieved on June 24, 2018.
  17. Herbert, Derek Dennis (August 26, 2017). "To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story". Retrieved on June 24, 2018.
  18. Miska, Brad (March 22, 2019). "Exclusive Clip: John Carpenter Joins '80s Horror Documentary 'In Search of Darkness'!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved on May 29, 2019.
  19. Squires, John (October 9, 2020). "Watch the Quarantine Horror Short 'Stay Home' Starring Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and More Horror Icons!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved on October 9, 2020.
  20. Gingold, Michael (January 11, 2023). "Exclusive Trailer: Kane Hodder Butchers Beauties in "Kill Her Goats"". Rue Morgue. Retrieved on January 12, 2023.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Morton, Eugene (February 12, 2009). "The Five Best Actors To Play Jason Voorhees". Attack of the Blog!. G4 Media, Inc.. Retrieved on April 7, 2009.
  22. "Terror Tweets: Images from Hatchet 2 Table Read". DreadCentral (June 29, 2012).

External links[]




Kane Hodder As Jason On Arsenio Hall- July 1989