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Kane Warren Hodder is an American actor and stuntman. Standing 6′ 3″ (192 cm), he is best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th film series.
Hodder is the only actor to portray Jason more than once, in a total of four movies. He has also portrayed horror icons Leatherface in the stunts of the third Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, and Freddy Krueger when he pulls Jason’s mask to hell in Jason Goes to Hell.
Although he offered to reprise his role as Jason Voorhees in the 2003 film Freddy vs. Jason, director Ronny Yu replaced Hodder with 6’5″ Canadian stunt man Ken Kirzinger. The switch created controversy amongst fans of the series and has been credited to several rumours, including Kirzinger’s location in Canada, and his height compared to Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger’s portrayer (although Hodder is still taller than Englund).
Hodder stars in the slasher flick 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 in which he lives. This is similar to Jason Voorhees, who died as a young boy in a lake and came back from the dead to kill people who came to Camp Crystal Lake.
In 2008 Hodder completed filming on the BTK movie in which he plays the BTK Killer.
Hodder also has appeared at the “Milwaukee County Massacre” a horror movie convention and heavy metal music festival which takes place yearly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hatchet 2 will begin filming shortly picking up right where Hatchet ended.
Hodder was born in Auburn, California. He has a wife named Sue with two sons, Jace and Reed. Reed played a part in his father’s film Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield as Reid with Hodder playing the title role.
Hodder is an avid poker player and often plays celebrity tournaments on hollywoodpoker.com. He has the word “Kill!” tattooed on the back of his bottom lip. 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.
One story that Hodder loves to share takes place after he completed one night of filming Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988). He was walking back to his dressing room, which was about a quarter of a mile away. Still dressed as Jason, he cut through the woods on a path to his dressing room. As he was walking, he crossed paths with a man. The man asked Hodder if he was in the new Friday the 13th film. Hodder, thinking that was a stupid question, did not respond, considering that he was standing in front of him dressed entirely as Jason. The man asked again. Hodder lunged and grunted at the man. The man took off running and tripping. The next day, director John Buechler told Hodder the local sheriff was going to stop by to discuss the incident with the actor/stuntman, but never showed. Hodder is not involved with the Friday the 13th Remake Kane also has appeared at the “Milwaukee County Massacre” a horror movie convention and heavy metal music festival which takes place yearly in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
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