Date of Birth : Apr 8th 1955
American actor and stuntman. Standing 6′ 3½” ( 192 cm), he is best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in four films from the Friday the 13th film series (parts VII through X).
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 1990 film Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, and a glove hinted to be Freddy Krueger’s pulling 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 6’5½” 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.