Celebrity Cameos in the Jason Movies [Friday the 13th Trivia]
Are There Any Cameos in the Friday the 13th Movies?
The Friday the 13th franchise has been highly entertaining for decades. In fact, Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake never seem to get old! That said, throughout the long duration of Voorhees killings, there have been plenty of opportunities for celebrity cameos. There are a lot of ‘short lived’ roles (pun intended) that need filling, and cameos are sometimes the perfect way to get the job done. Many of these cameos will be super obvious!
List of Celebrity Cameo Appearances in the Friday the 13th Movies
The Friday the 13th movies are iconic in the horror slasher genre, and thus a cameo appearance is a really cool ordeal! Here is the complete list of celebrity cameos that appear throughout the Friday the 13th movies.
Mrs. Voorhees, Jason’s mother, from the original film was invited to partake in a cameo for the second film, Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
The voice of the TV newscaster in the 3rd film, Friday the 13th Part III (1982), is the director, Steve Miner!
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), was supposed to star Corey Feldman, however, his role of Tommy Jarvis was given to someone else due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, Corey shot a few scenes to be used as a cameo in the film.
Walt played Crazy Ralph in the first two films. He then returned to lend his voice as the narrator in the beginning of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
John Carl Buechler
John is one of the best special effects and makeup guys out there. He also plays a firefighter who finds and retrieves Jason’s broken mask at the end of the movie.
The screenwriter for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) makes a cameo in the movie.
Two California DJs can be seen in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993). When Jason goes to hell, he throws a party first!
Cronenberg was killed on screen in a cameo appearance during Jason X (2001) as part of a deal made with director, Jim Isaac. Call it…pay back.
Robert Shaye has produced all of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, including Freddy vs Jason (2003). He makes a cameo in this film as Laurie’s high school principal.
Famed wrestler makes an appearance in Freddy vs Jason (2003). He can be seen “as the person who jumps.”
Evangeline is a part of a crowd about 27 minutes into the film. She is wearing a long-sleeve green shirt.
Last Notes About Friday the 13th Cameos
There were a couple that probably could have happened, but some red tape must have got in the way. One example is the cameo of Adrienne King (the heroine of the original Friday the 13th movie) which was rumored to happen for the Friday the 13th (2009) remake. It ultimately did not happen because the producers decided they did not want any originals to be in the remake. It is obvious the franchise has had a lot of chances to cast cameo appearances, but has been rather conservative in doing so.
If you think you have found a new cameo or find other great cameos from famous actors in horror movies, please comment below so we can add it!
Tritone’s love of horror and mystery began at a young age. Growing up in the 80’s he got to see some of the greatest horror movies play out in the best of venues, the drive-in theater. That’s when his obsession with the genre really began—but it wasn’t just the movies, it was the games, the books, the comics, and the lore behind it all that really ignited his obsession. Tritone is a published author and continues to write and write about horror whenever possible.