ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

Horror fans rejoice, for it's Friday the 13th! On this day, us triskaidecaphiles celebrate one of the greatest slasher horror franchises of all time, the cradle of Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th. The franchise all started in 1980 with the first Friday the 13th movie. With 36 years having gone by since that fateful release, check out what the cast looks like now.

With around 200 kills* to his name, Jason is the most prolific of all major horror movie killers. That's a whole lot of murder — and 12 whole films — for one actor, so it's no wonder that a number of guys have masked up for the role over the years. Check out every single actor that has played Jason Voorhees over the years, let us know your favorite in the comments below, and take this quiz to find out how long you'd last at Crystal Lake.

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

*Yup, if you factor in the people killed directly or indirectly by Jason on Grendel, Earth 2 and Solaris etc. it's a lot more, but we'll stick to solidly quantifiable deaths for now.

See also:

Deformed Child Jason

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Ari Lehman

Movie: Friday the 13th (1980)

Kills: 0

Sackhead Jason

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Steve Daskewisz (above) AND Warrington Gilette (below)

Movie: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Kills: 9

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Third Time Lucky Jason

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Richard Brooker

Movie: Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Kills: 12

The 'Final' Jason

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Ted White

Movie: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Kills: 14

New Beginning Jason

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Actor: Tom Morga

Movie: A New Beginning (1985)

Kills: 21

Jason Lives!

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: C.J. Graham

Movie: Jason Lives (1986)

Kills: 18

Quadruple Jasons

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Kane Hodder

Movies: The New Blood (1988), Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Jason Goes to Hell (1993), Jason X (2002)

Kills: 81 (16 + 19 + 23 + 23)

Ice-cold killer Jason X is a personal favorite of mine!

Versus Jason

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Ken Kirzinger

Movie: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Kills: 20

Jason Rebooted

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

Played by: Derek Mears

Movie: Friday the 13th (2009)

Kills: 14

If you're a real Friday the 13th hound then you'll be delighted to learn that a crowdfunded Friday the 13th: The Game is set to splatter all over your screen in the fall of 2016. Get all the juicy details about the upcoming game over here!

Which is your favorite Jason Voorhees?

'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]
'Friday the 13th' [Credit: Paramount]

(Source: Youtube, Imdb, Wikia)

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