It may be hard to believe, but it’s been thirty-five years since Jason Voorhees first sliced and diced his way through a cohort of horny students on the unluckiest of dates — well, unlucky for the students anyway. Friday The 13th II may not have made as much money as its predecessor, but by adhering closely to the formula of the original, delving deeper into the mythology of Camp Crystal Lake, Jason’s debut still grossed over $21.7 million in the States alone. Not bad for a film made on a budget of just $1.25 million.Kind of shows though. It seems that not all of that profit made it’s way to the cast, each of whom have enjoyed varying degrees of success since Friday The 13th II first premiered way back in 1981. Check out how the likes of Amy Steel and Warrington Gillette are faring now, thirty five years later.Amy Steel as Ginny Field
Looking good still, Ames!Best line in Friday The 13th II: “JASON! You’ve done your job well and mommy is pleased.”More recent appearances: April Fool’s Day (1986), Home Improvement (1994), Millennium (1997).
John Furey as Paul Holt
Not sure that’s how you wear a cap, Furey —Best line in Friday The 13th II: “These kids smoke better dope than I do.”
More recent appearances: All My Children (1998), Queer As Folk (2001-2005), Days Of Our Lives (2011).
Adrienne King as Alice Hardy
So Adrienne makes wine now —Best line in Friday The 13th II: “Eeeeek!”
More recent appearances: Back To The Lake (2011), The Butterfly Room (2012), Silent Night, Bloody Night: Homecoming (2013).
Warrington Gillette as Jason Voorhees
Plastic surgery has grown in leaps and bounds since 1982. Best line in Friday The 13th II: (grunt)
More recent appearances: Time Walker (1982), Penny Dreadful (2005), Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009).
Walt Gorney as Crazy Ralph
Walt died of natural causes in 2004, at the age of 91.Best line in Friday The 13th II: “I told the others, they didn’t believe me. You’re all doomed. You’re all doomed.”
More recent appearances: Trading Places (1983), Seize The Day (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
Stu Charno as Ted
Hmmmmmm —Best line in Friday The 13th II: “You were about to give us our let’s keep our shit together speech, Mr. Holt.”
More recent appearances: Just One of the Guys (1985), Alien Hunter (2003), Horrorween 3D (2010).
Bill Randolph as Jeff
The hat shouldn’t work, but it just does. Best line in Friday The 13th II: “Hey! This is my truck! This is my truck! *ASSHOLE* this is my truck!”
More recent appearances: Trauma Center (1983), Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), Guilty as Charged (1991).
Marta Kober as Sandra Dier
Marta’s name tag really does complete that outfit. Best line in Friday The 13th II: “Oh my god, they’re towing us!”
More recent appearances: Neon Maniacs (1986), Full House (1992), Law & Order (1995).
Tom McBride as Mark
Tom tragically died young in 1995, at the age of 42.Best line in Friday The 13th II: “What does the winner want?”
More recent appearances: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985), Highway to Heaven (1986).
Lauren-Marie Taylor as Vickie
Lauren-Marie rocking the ugly jumper look before it became trendy.Best line in Friday The 13th II: “What does the winner get?”
More recent appearances: Girls Nite Out (1982), Loving (1983-1995), Handmade by Design (1996).
Kirsten Baker as Terry
Someone needs to expand their wardrobe.Best line in Friday The 13th II: “I ought to let you hang, you pervert!”
More recent appearances: Please Don’t Eat the Babies (1983), Weeds (1987).
Russell Todd as Scott
Blue eyes for days.Best line in Friday The 13th II: “Goddamn that Paul, him and his wilderness bullshit!”
More recent appearances: Another World (1990-1992), The Young and the Restless (1993), The Bold and the Beautiful (1995).
So there you have it. Turns out it’s not easy to find work after starring in one of the most iconic slasher movies of all time. At least the cast will always have their memories of Jason Voorhees to look back on fondly —Is Friday The 13th Part II your favourite slasher movie?
Alice loves it, that’s for sure.
Source: Youtube, IMDB.