Actor’s Spotlight: Kane Hodder

Hatchet

I’ve really been neglecting this feature, so here’s another one. This time in the spotlight: the only man to play Jason four times, Freddy, and Leatherface. One of the most prolific on screen killers and horror veterans.

Kane Warren Hodder was born April,8th, 1955 in Auburn, California. He is an actor, stunt man, and recently an author. His first role came in 1974 in the comedy California split. He had an uncredited role in 1980′s Alligator. His next horror role came as the gorilla in House 2. His biggest break came in 1988 in Friday the 13th part 7: The New Blood. He then returned to the role of Jason all the way until Jason X. He was replaced in Freddy vs Jason because they wanted someone “bigger” (For those wondering Kane is 6’4”, his replacement Ken Kirzinger was 6’5 1/2” yea so much bigger huh?).

Kane Hodder is the only person to ever play Leatherface (stunts in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3) Freddy (When Freddy’s arm drags Jason’s mask to hell at the end of Jason goes to hell) and Jason. His appearances in horror movies go on and on. Wishmaster, Children of the Corn, Ed Gein, Afflicted, he even kills HIMSELF in Jason goes to hell.

His next iconic role came in 2006 as another Jason-esque character in Hatchet. He played Victor Crowley as well as Victor’s father. This film marks another time when Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, and Tony Todd were in the same movie (The first time being Wishmaster). He will be thrilling audiences once again with Robert Englund in “Fear Clinic.

This is why we here at 1428elm salute Kane Hodder. Keep up the great work Mr. Hodder!

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