The handsome and huge-looking Kane Hodder is the man behind Jason Vorhees’ mask from “Friday the 13th” franchise.
Other than this role, he’s been a stuntman and actor for over 30 years.
Kane Hodder is a very popular stuntman and actor in Hollywood, especially amongst the horror fans, because of his portrayal of Jason Voorhees.
His acting career, however, started long before he joined the “Friday 13th” franchise.
He made his first step into Hollywood in 1974, with his debut appearance in “California Split”.
Soon after, Kane landed several TV roles in movies such as “Streets of Hollywood”, “Hardbodies”, and “Prison”, before being cast for the role of Jason Voorhees in 1988.
Hodder continued portraying the masked serial killer Jason Voorhees in the sequels from 1989, 1993 and 2020.
Another major acting role of Kane’s is in “Alligator II: The Mutation”.
He is also set to be part of the main cast for the upcoming 2022 movie “Junction Murders”, as well as returning to the horror world as the Leatherface in the upcoming video game “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.
On the other hand, Kane Hodder is even more recognized for his stuntman roles, which he started back in 2000.
Hodder did stunts for over 100 movies so far, as well as being the stunt coordinator for many of those, including the horror movie “Hatchet” from 2006 and its two sequels from 2010 and 2013.
Here’s how tall Kane Hodder really is
After seeing his terrifyingly huge character Jason Voorhees, one must wonder how tall Kane Hodder really is.
Despite several sources claiming Hodder stands at 6’5″ ft, the actor didn’t actually confirm this.
And when we compare him to his co-speakers in many interviews, whose height we do know, it’s easy to say Kane Hodder is in the range of 6’2″, maybe 6’3″.
We know for a fact Kirzinger, who also portrayed Jason Voorhees, is 6’5″ tall, so when we see the two stand next to each other, it’s easy to calculate the difference.
Why Kane Hodder is the best Jason Voorhees, no doubt
We need to begin this discussion by noting that Kane Hodder is the only guy who portrayed Jason Voorhees in more than one movie in this franchise.
His first appearance was in the 1988 “Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood”, followed soon by “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” and “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday”.
After a very long break, Kane Hodder came back as the masked horror man in the 2020 comic film “Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash”, where he faced the dredging Greddy Krueger.
The role of Jason Voorhees is pretty tough to carry out, since the character goes through hell as a kid.
At the beginning of the “Friday 13th” franchise, Jason Voorhees drowned in a lake at the age of 11 (or so everyone thought).
He survived, however, and stayed in the woods around the lake for many years, feeding on animals and waiting for his revenge.
This kind of anger is difficult to channel, and Kane Hodder did an amazing job at decapitating, slashing and giving eternal nightmares to people.
In 2011, Kane Hodder wrote an autobiographical book called “Unmasked: The True Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer”, where he spoke about his stunts and every other aspect of his personal life.
Be honest now: who gave you more nightmares, Freddy or Jason Voorhees?