Horror fans rejoice, for it’s Friday the 13th! On this day, us triskaidecaphiles celebrate one of the greatest slasher horror franchises of all time, the cradle of Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th. With around 200 kills* to his name, Jason is the most prolific of all major horror movie killers. That’s a whole lot of murder — and twelve whole films — for one actor, so it’s no wonder that a number of guys have masked up for the role over the years. Check out every single actor that has played Jason Voorhees over the years and let us know your favorite in the comments below.
*Yup, if you factor in the people killed directly or indirectly by Jason on Grendel, Earth 2 and Solaris etc. it’s a lot more, but we’ll stick to solidly quantifiable deaths for now.
Deformed Child Jason
Played by: Ari LehmanMovie: Friday the 13th (1980)Kills: 0Sackhead Jason
Played by: Steve Daskewisz (above) AND Warrington Gilette (below)Movie: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)Kills: 9
Third Time Lucky Jason
Played by: Richard BrookerMovie: Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
The ‘Final’ Jason
Played by: Ted WhiteMovie: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)Kills: 14
New Beginning Jason
Actor: Tom MorgaMovie: A New Beginning (1985)Kills: 21Jason Lives!
Played by: C.J. GrahamMovie: Jason Lives (1986)Kills: 18
Played by: Kane HodderMovies: The New Blood (1988), Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Jason Goes to Hell (1993), Jason X (2002)Kills: 81 (16 + 19 + 23 + 23)Ice-cold killer Jason X is a personal favorite of mine!Versus Jason
Played by: Ken Kirzinger Movie: Freddy Vs Jason (2003)
Played by: Derek MearsMovie: Friday the 13th (2009)
Which is your favorite Jason Voorhees?
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