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Ari Lehman

Ari Lehman is the actor/singer who has the unique honor of having played the role of the First Jason Voorhees in the Paramount Classic Horror Film “Friday the 13th” (1980). The original “Boy In The Lake” himself, Ari played a crucial role in the film’s famous final scene, in which he suddenly emerges from the icy waters of Crystal Lake. Working with Special Effects Master Tom Savini at an early age gave Ari a deep appreciation for the Horror Greats including Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Since 2009, Ari records and tours the US and Europe with his Horror Rock Band, First Jason, based in Chicago. A native New Yorker, Ari grew up in Westport, CT, where he trained in Classical music and Jazz Piano. Recognized at an early age for his musical abilities, Ari was presented with an All-State Award for Excellence in Jazz Piano and a generous scholarship to Berklee School of Music by the famous jazz educator, Dr. Billy Taylor. Also actively engaged in performance and theatre, Ari heard about an audition being held in Westport, for a new movie, “Manny’s Orphan’s”, about a group of inner-city orphans who play Soccer, directed by

Adrienne King

Adrienne was born in and raised Oyster Bay, Long Island and did her first commercial when she was six months old, and has stayed at it with a brief hiatus or two ever since. She has also studied voice and dance, being continually involved in some phase of show business. She has done numerous television and radio commercials. Adrienne is also a member of the Joseph Jefferson Theatre Company, and her professional credits include summer stock and off-Broadway productions including “W.H. Auden”. After the success of Friday the 13th (1980), she appeared in its sequel and than became a voice actress (with voice roles in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), and many others). Her return to acting took place in 2009, with the science fiction/horror film Psychic Experiment (2010).

Ted Nicolaou

Ted Nicolaou was born as Theodore Andrew Nicolaou. He is a director and writer, known for TerrorVision (1986), The Dungeonmaster (1984) and Savage Island (1985). He is married to Rebecca Nicolaou. He was previously married to Sally Nicolaou Hamilton.

Keith David

Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City’s Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted to act after playing the cowardly lion in his school’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” He later enrolled in New York’s High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at Juilliard. After graduation, he was hired as an understudy for Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare‘s “Coriolanus.” In 1992, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the Broadway play “Jelly’s Last Jam.” Keith’s extraordinary range of talent is evidenced by his body of work. His films include “The Princess and the Frog”, “Coraline”, and “Crash”. Other credits are “Barbershop”, “Agent Cody Banks”, and “Requiem for a Dream”. Prior to that, Keith was featured in “There’s Something About Mary”, “Armageddon” and “Dead Presidents”. Keith has received Emmy Awards for his narration of two Ken Burns documentaries: “The War” and “Unforgivable Blackness”, and was nominated for his narration of

Meg Foster

Foster’s first role came about in 1969, when she appeared in an episode of NET Playhouse(1964). Throughout the ’70s, she guest starred in numerous TV shows including Barnaby Jones (1973), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), and Hawaii Five-O (1968), and played Hester Prynne, a young woman who has an affair with a pastor, in the miniseries The Scarlet Letter (1979). Foster did not really come to attention until 1982, though, when she replaced Loretta Swit as Christine Cagney in Cagney & Lacey (1981); she herself was later replaced by Sharon Gless (CBS reportedly wanted a more “feminine” actress playing the role of the detective). Foster began to appear in more movies throughout the late ’80s, primarily Masters of the Universe (1987), in which she played the nefarious Evil-Lyn. Other notable films include the satirical science fiction flick They Live (1988), the horror sequel Stepfather II (1989), and the comedic crime movie Blind Fury (1989) (Terry O’Quinn also appeared in the latter two). Foster continued to work prolifically throughout the ’90s, mostly appearing in science fiction films. She also guest starred in many popular television shows such as Quantum Leap (1989), ER (1994), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Murder, She Wrote (1984), and Sliders (1995). After appearing in a 2000 episode of Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Foster took a decade-long break from the acting industry. She returned in 2011 with roles in indie flicks 25 Hill (2011)

Nancy Kyes

Pretty, perky and appealing brunette actress Nancy Kyes had a regrettably brief acting career; she appeared in three excellent features for director John Carpenter in which she acted under the name of Nancy Loomis. She was born on December 19, 1949 in Falls Church, Virginia. Nancy attended high school in Riverside, California and studied theater at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Nancy made a solid film debut as whiny secretary Julie in the tough and exciting urban action thriller “Assault on Precinct 13.” (Kyes also worked behind the scenes on this picture as the wardrobe mistress.) She gave a wonderfully funny and lively performance as feisty babysitter Annie Brackett in the outstanding seasonal slasher classic “Halloween.” Kyes was once again fine and impressive as Janet Leigh’s sassy assistant Sandy Fadel in the superior supernatural shocker “The Fog.” Nancy had a small role as Tom Atkins’ bitter ex-wife Linda in the unjustly maligned “Halloween III: Season of the Witch.” Kyes has tiny parts in the made-for-TV movies “Not in Front of the Children” and “Lady Boss.” Her sole TV show credit was on the “Little Boy Lost” episode of the mid 80s revival of “The Twilight Zone.” Nancy Kyes now works

Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder was born on November 14, 1973 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters(2007), Squidbillies (2005) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000). He has been married to Christine Snyder since August 2005.

PJ Soles

P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, Venezuela, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish, and then Brussels, Belgium, where she went to high school at the International School of Brussels. When she was at Briarcliff College, she wanted to become the first woman ambassador to the Soviet Union. This career goal changed when she visited the Actors Studio in New York City. She moved to Manhattan and began acting in commercials and modeling for fashion magazines. She was married to J. Steven Solesduring her years in New York, but then made the move to Los Angeles to work in television and movies. At this time, she and Soles’ got divorced, but she decided to keep her name as P.J. Soles. She was among the hundreds of actors auditioning for Brian De Palma and George Lucas in their joint casting session for Carrie (1976) and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). After Carrie, she went to Georgia to film Our Winning Season (1978) and met actor Dennis Quaid.

Pruitt Taylor Vince

Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People (1987) and Mississippi Burning (1988). In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it impossible to dismiss his characters as just ‘bad’ people. In ‘David Lynch”s Wild at Heart (1990) and Adrian Lyne‘s Jacob’s Ladder (1990), he put in performances which showed he was merely biding his time before his next great role came along. Well, as luck would have it, two great roles came along in two years. As Rub Squeers, Paul Newman‘s emotional work partner in Nobody’s Fool (1994), he put in an excellent performance. However, this performance was nothing compared to the acting powerhouse which was Heavy (1995). In this tender indie film, also marking Liv Tyler‘s first proper film role, Vince practically carries the whole film, and does so with style. Watching him gradually lose grip of his life breaks your heart, and it is without doubt one of the most underrated performances of the 90s. Vince has not really had a film role to touch this since, but he has been in the cult hit crime show, Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (1997), as Clifford

Steven Weber

This Queens-born actor has certainly proven himself adept at everything from quirky comedy to flat-out melodrama. Born on March 4, 1961, to a Borscht Belt comic and a nightclub singer, Weber was already appearing in TV commercials by elementary school age. He later studied at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York and graduated from New York State University. The fair-haired, fair-skinned actor worked a series of menial jobs during his salad days as a struggling thespian (custodian, elevator operator, singing waiter) until earning his break on TV in a presentation of one of Mark Twain’s stories. Quickly making his film debut in the popular comedy The Flamingo Kid (1984), he nabbed a running role on the soap opera As the World Turns (1956) a year later. On the set he met first wife Finn Carter, another co-star on the daytime drama. Steven stayed put for a year then went on to gain recognition in more offbeat and/or prestigious productions on film and primetime TV. He played a rock star in the thoroughly offbeat foreign-made film Los ángeles (1990) and showed real command as John F. Kennedy in the epic miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990). That