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|Aliases||Ari Ben Moses; Ben Moses|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of birth||May 2nd, 1965|
|Date of death||N/A|
|First appearance||Friday the 13th (1980)|
Ari Lehman is an American actor and musician born in Brooklyn, New York on May 2nd, 1955. Although his acting credits are minimal, Lehman distinguishes himself as being the first person to ever play the role of masked serial killer Jason Voorhees. At fourteen-years-old, Lehman played young Jason Voorhees in the flashback and dream sequences of the 1980 film Friday the 13th. As an adult, Lehman abandoned film to pursue a career in music. He has appeared in several documentary specials devoted to the franchise and returned to acting in 2006, playing roles in low-budget venues such as ThanXgiving, Hell-ephone and the comedic Terror Overload.
Body of work[edit | edit source]
|Friday the 13th||1980||Jason Voorhees|
|Terror Overload||2009||Ray Rae|
|Naked Horror: The Movie||2010||Unknown|
|Terror Tales||2016||Edmond Blackburn|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Ari Lehman appeared as a commentator on the His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th documentary.
- On the set of Friday the 13th, older cast members such as Kevin Bacon poked fun at Lehman for "getting into character". 
- Grew a mustache because he was so impressed by the thick mustache worn by special effects artist Tom Savini. 
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Ari Lehman at IMDB
- Ari Lehman Facebook page
- Ari Lehman MySpace page
- Ari Lehman at Friday the 13th films
References[edit | edit source]
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