In 1987, he revealed in Fangoria magazine that his role as Jason in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) made him feel somewhat uneasy. Therefore, at his own insistence, his name was excluded from the credits.
The death of Judie Aronson's character in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) was filmed on a very cold December night. It was so cold out in the lake that Judie started crying. White became angry at director Joseph Zito for being so insensitive to her discomfort and threatened to quit if they didn't give her a break from being out in the cold water.
"Even after completing the film, I felt a little uneasy about having done it, so I insisted my name not appear in the credits. That didn't stop the producers from asking me to play Jason again in Part V. But I turned them down. I had no desire to do it. I had played Jason once and once was enough." -- on his feelings about having portrayed hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).