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Born in England, Brooker was a trapeze artist and horse trainer who traveled with circuses around the world. His first film role was in Friday the 13th 3, and only led to two other film roles in DeathStalker and Deep Sea Conspiracy. He went on to work in all aspects of production, both filmed and live. Brooker has coordinated stunts, produced live horse shows, produced daily television shows, directed 42 episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy, and various technical aspects of the entertainment industry. In 2006, Brooker won a Primetime Technical Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for the Vid-Wave Boxx, a "digital point to multi-point video transmission system for video assist and camera monitoring."
Brooker's turn as Jason Voorhees was one of the most memorable in franchise history, »
- Alyse Wax
Extremely sad news has hit the internet regarding one of the finest actors to ever play the horror mega-icon Jason Voorhees. It's with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to Friday the 13th Part 3's Richard Brooker.
The news started spreading like wildfire across Facebook moments ago, and we have confirmed with Brooker's management that it is indeed true. Richard was born in 1954 and was taken from us at an all too young age.
Aside from being the very first actor to ever officially don the infamous hockey mask as Jason, Brooker also appeared in James Sbardellati's sword and sandal flick Deathstalker and many horror documentaries such as Never Sleep Again, His Name Was Jason, and the upcoming Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.
Richard was also a staple on the convention scene and, as anyone who has met him can easily attest, »
- Uncle Creepy
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