Kane Hodder (left), 2007
|Born||Kane Warren Hodder
April 8, 1955
Auburn, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, stuntman, author|
|Height||192 cm (76 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Susan B. Hodder|
Kane Warren Hodder (born April 8, 1955) is an American actor, stuntman and author. He is best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in four films from the Friday the 13th film series Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and lastly Jason X.
He is also known for his role as Victor Crowley in Hatchet, a role which he continued in Hatchet II and in the upcoming Hatchet III. He has also played Leatherface during the stunts of Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.
Hodder was the first actor to portray Jason Voorhees more than once, in a total of four movies. He has also portrayed horror icon Leatherface through the stunt work of the 1990 film Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. He also appeared in an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show to promote Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, in costume as Jason. When he reprised that role again in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, he also appeared as Freddy Krueger's gloved hand at the close of that film in anticipation for Freddy vs. Jason and a hospital police guard guarding the morgue there in a scene when Jason's first body was shredded before being killed himself; the latter role made Hodder the first actor to have played both Jason Voorhees and a murder victim of that killer.
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 among fans of the series and has been credited to several rumors, including Kirzinger's location in Canada, and his height compared to Robert Englund, the actor who portrayed Freddy Krueger while Yu himself stated that it was New Line Cinema's idea to do so. Though Hodder still expresses resentment over not being chosen, he is still good friends with Ken Kirzinger and Robert Englund.
Hodder starred in the slasher film Hatchet as the 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, a similar story in scope to that of Jason Voorhees. He portrays the character a second time in Hatchet 2. He will also be reprising this role in Hatchet 3.
Hodder co-wrote an autobiography with author Mike Aloisi. Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer - Kane Hodder. The book is about his life and experience in the film industry and was released on October 1, 2011.
Paranormal group 
As a side project, Kane had been ghost hunting for some time now in his own group called the Hollywood Ghost Hunters. He describes it as a "group of people who normally make a living by trying to scare other people. Everybody in the group has something to do with horror movies." Hodder partnered up with his friend Rick "Stuntman" McCullum, a Hollywood stuntman and actor who doubles for horror film actors like Sid Haig. Rick decided to form a paranormal team, after he and Kane were filming at Mansfield Reformatory for a horror film called Fallen Angels. While there, they decided to spend their break ghost hunting investigating the cells. They had a ghostly experience when they saw a shadow man running down one of the cellblocks. When Kane took off in a full sprint towards it, Rick knew he had his first partner for his team. Shortly after, they took on their third member for the team: R. A. Mihailoff, known for playing the frightening lead role of "Leatherface" in Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Together the three members make up a paranormal group of members who work in the horror movie industry.
Personal life 
Hodder was born (April 8, 1955) in Auburn, California. He and his wife Susan B. Hodder have two sons, Jace and Reed. Reed played a part in his father's film Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield, with Hodder playing the title role.
Hodder an avid poker player, often plays celebrity tournaments on Hollywood Poker  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.
A good portion of Hodder's body was severely burned in a 1980s stunt mishap; his arms and hands took the worst of it, and he normally wears gloves to hide the scars on his hands as a result.
One story that Hodder often tells 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 that the local sheriff was going to stop by to discuss the incident with Hodder, but the sheriff never showed up.
Hodder has also been known to frequently object to some of Jason's acts in the films he starred in, most notably a scene in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, in which Jason was scripted to kick a dog, to which he insisted that Jason was not evil enough to hurt animals. He also objected to the ending of Jason Takes Manhattan, where Jason regresses to a child after exposure to toxic waste. In an interview, he claims that he researches popular serial killers as a hobby, stating that was what drew him to his roles in Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield and B.T.K.
For a long time, Hodder claimed his favorite kill scene in his films was the "sleeping bag against a tree" scene from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. He now considers the one where he rips a woman's face in half from Hatchet (2006) to be his favorite.
Hodder is a noted Juggalo, a fan of the group Insane Clown Posse. To reflect this, he has a custom charm of the group's "hatchetman" logo holding a machete instead of a hatchet, a reference to his role as Jason.
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