Actor and singer Ari Lehman was the first Jason Voorhees from the movie Friday the 13th and now he comes to the first FearCon in Bonn in October.
Ari Lehman played the role of the First Jason Voorhees in the Paramount Classic Horror Film Friday the 13th (1980). The original “Boy In The Lake” himself, Ari played a crucial role in the film’s famous final scene, in which he suddenly emerges from the icy waters of Crystal Lake.
After the release of “Friday the 13th”, Ari returned to New York City where he studied Jazz Piano in its breeding ground with the great Joanne Brackeen and enrolled in NYU studying Big Band Orchestration and Jazz Piano with recognized Masters Jim McNeely and Vladmir Shafranov. Interestingly, Ari’s career led him to become a prominent touring Keyboardist for some of the top names in Reggae and African music, with whom he toured throughout the US, Europe and West Africa, working for Bob Marley’s own Tuff Gong Records and Interscope Records.
Since 2009, Ari records and tours the US and Europe with his Horror Rock Band, First Jason, based in Chicago. He also played in movies like Scarred, Bite School, Camp Killer and Action Super Squad Des Moines: The Stench of Evil which he is filming.