Kane Hodder, the actor that played Jason Voorhees in four of the “Friday the 13th” films, once objected to a scene where Jason was supposed to kick a dog, “to which he insisted that Jason was not evil enough to hurt animals.”
“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.
Hodder appeared on the December 4, 2012 episode of the TruTV show Hardcore Pawn, in which he had a miniature gold mask made from a piece a fan had made for him.”