Jason Voorhees has been performed by at the least eight completely different actors over the course of 12 films within the “Friday the thirteenth” franchise, and that is not together with stuntmen. Kane Hodder is usually most carefully related to the position, as he portrayed Jason in “Friday the thirteenth Half VII: The New Blood” during “Jason X.” Ari Lehman performed Jason in “Friday the thirteenth,” Warrington Gillette performed the killer in “Friday the thirteenth Half 2,” Richard Brooker placed on the masks in “Half 3 3-D,” Ted White sliced and diced in “The Ultimate Chapter,” C.J. Graham stalked and killed in “Jason Lives,” Ken Kirzinger went to battle in “Freddy vs. Jason,” and Derek Mears took on the position within the 2009 reboot. Jason did not technically seem in “Friday the thirteenth Half V: A New Starting.”
One factor all these actors have in frequent is that they’re all tall and hard. Lots of the actors in query additionally did stunt work, and simply as many have filmographies stuffed with horror films and monster roles. Evidently being prepared to put on a masks, stand tall, get knocked off of excessive locations, and commit acts of simulated violence are an important stipulations for taking part in Jason Voorhees. A passion for horror definitely does not damage both.
DiLiegro has most of these bases coated. Not solely does he have monster expertise, however he has iconic monster expertise, as a result of the Predator has a legacy all its personal. Within the EW interview, he even already has his personal notable Jason memento:
“I undoubtedly have my eyes on [the role]. My dad and mom went to this Halloween competition in Massachusetts and I used to be too scared to go, so that they got here again with a knife autographed by the actor who performed Jason Voorhees. I nonetheless have it to at the present time. I used to be Jason for 4 Halloweens.”