See the Cast of the ‘Friday the 13th’ Series Then and Now
The first ‘Friday the 13th’ film was released in 1980 and introduced the world to Jason Voorhees. ‘Friday the 13th’ spawned nine sequels, a remake, and a crossover film with ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ boogeyman Freddy Krueger. 33 years since the release of the horror classic, we take a look back at some of your favorite cast members from the first nine ‘Friday the 13th’ movies and see where they are now.
Adrienne King, Alice Hardy — ‘Friday the 13th’
Then: Adrienne King had uncredited roles in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Hair’ before landing the part of ‘Friday the 13th’ protagonist Alice Hardy. She would also appear at the beginning of ‘Friday the 13th Part 2.’
Now: King stopped acting after the ‘Friday the 13th’ sequel, but resurfaced in recent years to appear in the films ‘Psychic Experiment, ‘The Butterfly Room,’ and ‘The Innocent.’ She has her own line of wines inspired by ‘Friday the 13th.’
Betsy Palmer, Pamela Voorhees — ‘Friday the 13th’
Then: Betsy Palmer, an actress who worked primarily in the 50s and appeared in films like ‘Mister Roberts’ and ‘The Tin Star,’ portrayed Pamela Voorhees, psychotic mother of horror icon Jason.
Now: Palmer has appeared in ‘Still Not Quite Human’ and ‘Bell Witch: The Movie’ — the latter of which is her last acting credit. She had recurring roles on ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘Knots Landing.’ These days, Palmer occasionally appears at conventions.
Kevin Bacon, Jack Burrell — ‘Friday the 13th’
Then: One of Kevin Bacon’s earliest roles was in ‘Friday the 13th’ as Jack Burrell, one of Pamela’s victims.
Now: Bacon has so many acting credits to his name that you can connect almost every actor to working with him through the long-running “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” meme. Google even has an app for it. Bacon currently stars on the Fox series ‘Following,’ and is married to actress Kyra Sedgwick.
Amy Steel, Ginny Field — ‘Friday the 13th Part 2′
Then: Amy Steel played Ginny Field, the lead protagonist in ‘Friday the 13th Part 2.’ Though she was offered a chance to reprise her role in ‘Part 3,’ her agent at the time convinced her to turn it down.
Now: Steel went on to star in the horror film ‘April Fool’s Day,’ and has appeared on the shows ‘Home Improvement,’ ‘Quantum Leap,’ and ‘The Commish.’ She took a break from acting for several years, but stars in the upcoming indie horror movie ‘Tales of Poe.’
Dana Kimmell, Chris Higgins — ‘Friday the 13th Part 3′
Then: Dana Kimmell’s first big role was as Chris Higgins, the final girl in ‘Friday the 13th Part 3.’
Now: Kimmell went on to appear in ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Lone Wolf McQuade,’ and had a recurring role on ‘Days of Our Lives.’ Kimmell no longer acts, but she co-produced the 2005 film ‘Capote,’ and appeared in the ‘Friday the 13th’ retrospective documentary ‘Crystal Lake Memories.’
Corey Feldman, Tommy Jarvis — ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’
Then: Corey Feldman’s first real film role was in the fourth ‘Friday the 13th’ movie as young Tommy Jarvis,
Now: Feldman also appeared in ‘Friday the 13th: A New Beginning,’ and went on to have a notable career alongside fellow young actor Corey Haim, with whom he appeared in ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘Dream a Little Dream,’ and ‘National Lampoon’s Last Resort.’ Feldman has also appeared in two ‘Lost Boys’ direct-to-video sequels, and several reality TV shows, including ‘The Surreal Life’ and ‘Dancing on Ice.’ He is currently preparing to release his fifth album, and hosts parties at his house with a group of select women known as “Corey’s Angels.”
Crispin Glover, Jimmy — ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’
Then: Crispin Glover starred in ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’ as the doomed goofball Jimmy.
Now: Glover went on to star as George McFly in ‘Back to the Future,’ and his film credits include ‘River’s Edge,’ ‘Wild at Heart,’ ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt,’ and the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movies. Recently he’s made small appearances in the films ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ and ‘Seven Psychopaths.’
John Shepherd, Tommy Jarvis — ‘Friday the 13th: A New Beginning’
Then: John Shepherd played the grown-up version of ‘Final Chapter’ character Tommy Jarvis in the fifth ‘Friday the 13th’ film, ‘A New Beginning,’ in which Tommy is still haunted by Jason Voorhees.
Now: Shepherd also appeared in ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘Down Periscope.’ He is now the president of Mpower Pictures, which has produced films such as ‘Bella’ and ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’
Lar Park Lincoln, Tina Shepard — ‘Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood’
Then: ‘Knots Landing’ star Lar Park Lincoln played Tina, the protagonist with telekinetic powers in ‘Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood.’
Now: Lincoln also appeared on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ and ‘Murder, She Wrote.’ She penned a book titled ‘Get Started, Not Scammed,’ to help young up and coming actors navigate the business.
Jensen Daggett, Rennie Wickham — ‘Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan’
Then: Jensen Daggett landed her first big role in ‘Jason Takes Manhattan,’ in which Jason, as the title obviously suggests, leaves Crystal Lake and heads off to New York. Daggett played one of the main protagonists, Rennie.
Now: Daggett appeared on ‘Home Improvement’ as Tim Taylor’s sister, and on the shows ‘Matlock’ and ‘Will and Grace.’ She also had a role in ‘Major League: Back to the Minors.’ Daggett appeared as herself on the HGTV show ‘Weekend Warriors,’ where she remodeled her home. She is now a Green Home builder.
Scott Reeves, Sean Robertson — ‘Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan’
Then: Like Daggett, Scott Reeves also landed his first big role in ‘Jason Takes Manhattan.’ He played Sean,
Now: Reeves had a recurring role on ‘Young and the Restless,’ and currently stars on ‘General Hospital’ as Steven Webber. He’s married to fellow soap opera star Melissa Reeves. In addition to acting, Reeves is a musician, and he co-wrote Toby Keith’s 2011 single ‘Made in America.’
Kari Keegan, Jessica Kimble — ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’
Then: Kari Keegan played Jessica Kimble, Jason Voorhees’ niece in ‘Jason Goes to Hell.’
Now: Keegan had a small part in ‘Jerry Maguire’ in 1996, and didn’t star in anything again until the 2003 film ‘Mind Games.’ Keegan no longer acts, but sometimes appears at conventions.
Erin Gray, Diana Kimble — ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’
Then: Erin Gray, star of ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ and ‘Silver Spoons,’ played Diana Kimble, mother of Jessica and half-sister of Jason Voorhees.
Now: Gray has appeared on the shows ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Profiler,’ and starred in the web series ‘The Guild.’ She has also published a book titled ‘Act Right,’ with advice for young actors.