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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 January 1926Texas, USA
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ted White was born on January 25, 1926 in Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), TRON (1982) and Major League (1989).

Trivia (9)

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.
Although he is not credited as Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), he is credited for his scenes that were used in the opening montage for Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
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.
Played football for the University of Oklahoma.
Like most of the other stunt men who portrayed Jason Voorhees, White was chosen simply because the director needed a large man for the role.
Though he disliked being involved with Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), he is considered by many fans to have been one of the best Jasons.
Refused to talk to the other actors on the set of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), because he thought it would diminish their fear of Jason.
On the recent "His Name Was Jason" documentary, Ted revealed that he was asked to do Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) and Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986), but turned them down, and now wishes that he hadn't.

Personal Quotes (2)

[To Fangoria magazine in 1987, on why he played Jason in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)] "I did it for the bucks".
"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).

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