WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Since Part 8, Kane Hodder has gone on to reprise his role as Jason two more times: In 1993's 'Jason Goes To Hell' and 2002's 'Jason X'. Then, despite being inexplicably passed over for the role of Jason in 'Freddy vs. Jason', Kane has gone on to movies such as 'B.T.K.', 'Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield', 'The Devil's Rejects', and '2001 Maniacs'. In addition, Kane has taken on another iconic role, that of Victor Crowley in the fledgling 'Hatchet' series. His upcoming projects include 'Sickle', 'Escape of the Living Dead', and 'Black Friday'.
Jensen Daggett has appeared in numerous TV shows and films since Part 8. Her TV credits include 'Melrose Place', 'Step By Step' and 'Will and Grace', while appearing in the 1997 film 'Asteroid'. She also co-starred in 'Major League: Back To The Minors', the third film in the popular baseball film series in 1998. In 2003, her house was remodeled on the TV show 'Weekend Warriors' on HGTV. She currently lives in New York with her husband and son and is a regular on the horror convention scene.
Scott Reeves is arguably most famous for appearing on a few soap operas, but has also starred in 'Hot Shots, Part Deux', 'Waitin To Live', and 'Final Approach'. He was a regular on 'The Young and the Restless', appearing in a recurring role as Ryan McNeil up until 2001. Scott and his wife Melissa have two children, a son and a daughter. Today, he is concentrating primarily on his music career, where he sings and plays guitar for the country band 'Blue County'. In 2004, they hit #11 on the billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with 'Good Little Girls', their first top 40 hit. Most recently, he starred as a cop in a TV pilot titled 'Waterfront', but it was not picked up by the major networks.
Peter Mark Richman
Peter Mark Richman, Charles McCulloch from Part 8, recently won critical acclaim for his one-man, four-character show '4 Faces' (written and performed by Richman, directed by his wife Helen and with original music by their son Lucas). Because of that performance, Richman was awarded the prestigious 'Drama-Logue Award'. Before acting, Mark Richman played semi-professional football for two years in the Eastern Pro Conference. Sidelined by a serious knee injury, he became a registered pharmacist and managed a Rosemont, Pennsylvania, drug store for a year. His interests later turned to acting and he began appearing in stage productions and in live TV out of New York. Today, he makes spot appearances on TV and films, but concentrates more on writing and painting.
Barbara Bingham, Miss Van Deusen from Part 8, starred in several soap operas in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including 'Knots Landing', but she has now reportedly retired from acting.
V.C. Dupree went on to star in several serials in the 1990s, including 'Martial Law', 'FBI: The Untold Stories', and 'South Central'. He was out of acting for much of the latter part of the decade, but returned in 2009 for the film 'Eastwick', playing the role of Edgar in the film, which is still awaiting release. Earlier in 2009, he was quoted at a horror convention stating he really enjoyed the new 'Friday the 13th' reboot, stating it was "Jason back at camp killing teens, what more could you ask for?"
Kelly Hu went on to make quite a name for herself. Her most recent endeavours included playing the sorceress in 'The Scorpion King', 'Cradle 2 The Grave', and as the villainess Lady Deathstrike in 'X2: X-Men United'. She is a former Miss Teen USA and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A. and get into acting. She got her break on TV's 'Growing Pains' in 1987, and was also named Miss Hawaii USA in 1993. Her TV credits include 'Numbers', 'In Plain Sight' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'. Most recently, she lent her voice to the video game adaptation of 'Terminator Salvation' in 2009.
Gordon Currie, Miles from Part 8, went on to star in 'Puppet Master' 4 & 5, as well as 'The Fear: Resurrection' (which also starred Betsy Palmer). One of his first roles was playing Officer Palone on '21 Jump Street' in 1987. Gordon's first roommate in Los Angeles was Brad Pitt. The two lived for over a year off of Melrose Ave. near the Improv in a two bedroom flat. During that time, to make ends meet, he became one of L.A.'s Ronald McDonald clowns doing parades and magic shows. He worked out of L.A. and New York until the late 1990s, when he moved to Canada. His recent screen credits include 'The Sentinel' (2006), 'The Woods' (2006), and 'This Is Not A Test' (2008).
Martin Cummins, Wayne from Part 8, graduated from Seaquam Secondary School in North Delta, British Columbia, Canada in 1987, and went on to act in small roles in various TV shows. He is married and lives with his wife Brandy. His most recent TV credits include 'Painkiller Jane' (2005), 'The 4400' (2007), and a recurring role on 'Kyle XY' (2008).
Saffron Henderson, who played the guitar-wielding J.J. in Part 8, has gone on to a successful animation career. Her list of work includes 'Dragon Ball Z', 'X-Men: Evolution', 'Kong: The Animated Series', and 'Hamtaro'. She has clearly carved her niche working in animation, and still works in it today. She is also heavily involved in lending her voice to video games. Her list of game credits includes 'Everquest II' (2004), 'Saints Row' (2006), and 'The Sopranos: Road To Respect' (2006).
Alex Diakun, the deck hand from Part 8, has gone on to a successful TV and film career. His more prominent roles were on 'Wrongfully Accused' in 1998, 'Valentine' in 2001, and most recently, 'The X-Files: I Want To Believe' in 2008. He was a regular on the show 'Da Vinci's Inquest', playing the role of Chick Savoy from 1998-2005. His other TV credits include 'Supernatural' (2006), 'Eureka' (2006) and 'Reaper' (2009). Alex recently completed a film titled 'Frankie and Alice', about a young woman with multiple personality disorder.
Veteran actor Warren Munson is still active in movies and TV. His most recent TV credits include the NBC sitcom 'Scrubs' in 2004 and 'Las Vegas' in 2005. He had a regular role on the soap opera 'Port Charles' until 2000, and finished his last film 'Down With Love' in 2003.
Fred Henderson, who played Chief Engineer Jim Carlson in Part 8, has gone to moderate success on the big and small screens. His film credits include 'Final Destination 2' (2003), 'It Waits' (2005) and 'Of Golf And God' (2008). On TV, his numerous credits include hit series 'The X-Files', 'The 4400', 'Supernatural' and a recurring role as Dr. Langston in the CW hit 'Smallville' (2007). He most recently lent his voice to the new 'Iron Man' animated series, doing the character of Howard Stark for four episodes in 2008 into 2009.
Todd Caldecott, then known as Todd Shaffer, starred as Jim in the early stages in Part 8. Since then, his roles have been limited, but he has appeared on TV shows such as 'Anything But Love' (1990), '21 Jump Street' (1991), and 'Northwood' (1992). His last film credit was 1996's 'Fear', alongside Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon, early in their careers., Today, Todd is a herbalist and released a textbook titled 'Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life' in 2006.
Tiffany Paulsen, Todd Caldecott's counterpart Suzi in the earlygoing of Part 8, has had moderate success, starring in Julia Roberts' 1999 hit 'Runaway Bride', and 'The Next Best Thing' in 2000. She currently has four films in production, including 'Fast Girls', 'Rocket Ship', 'Vibes' and 'Further Adventures in Babysitting', co-starring Miley Cyrus. She has also written a screenplay for 'Nancy Drew' (2007).
Michael Benyaer, who had the small role of Gang Banger #2 and was killed by Jason in New York in Part 8, has gone on to make a name for himself in small roles on both TV and the big screen. On TV, he has had guest appearances in shows like 'Smallville' (2003), '24' (2005), 'Eureka' (2006) and 'Eli Stone' (2009). On the big screen, he has been a supporting player on two of 2009's biggest films: 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' and 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'. Michael has also been involved in numerous video games, lending his voice to productions like 'SOCOM: Navy Seals' (2006), 'Hitman: Blood Money' (2006) and the 'Quantum of Solace' adaptation (2008).
Tim Mirkovich, known as Timothy Burr-Mirkovich in his role as young Jason in Part 8, has gone on to become a film editor. 'Friday the 13th Part VIII' was his only film role, but his editorial credits include horror titles 'Darkness Falls' (2003), 'The Messengers' (2007) and 'The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations' (2009).
Ken Kirzinger, who had the small role of the cook in Jason Takes Manhattan, went on to play Jason Voorhees in eagerly anticipated 'Freddy vs. Jason' in 2003. He gave director Ronny Yu exactly what he was looking for: a hulking mass to dwarf Robert Englund. He was considered for the role once again in sequel talks, and then ultimately, the role in the reboot went to Derek Mears. Ken's most recent credits include 'Hot Rod' and 'Wrong Turn 2' in 2007 and 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' remake in 2008.
Vincent Cupone, who had the tiny role as the street urchin in Part 8, has gone on to success both in acting and stunt work. His film and TV credits include 'Spider-Man 2' (2004), 'Rescue Me' (2007), and 'I Am Legend' (2007), playing one of the infected. On the stunt side of things, Vincent's credits include 'The Sopranos'(2006), 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008), 'Hancock' (2008) and 'Fighting' (2009). He also served as a stunt double for John Leguizamo in the Robert DeNiro/Al Pacino effort, 'Righteous Kill' in 2008. Most recently, he has been elevated to the role of assistant stunt coordinator for 'Rescue Me', USA's new hit 'Royal Pains', and Rob Zombie's horror sequel, 'Halloween II'.
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