Prior to taking on the role of Jason, Canadian Ken Kirzinger
made his mark on Hollywood as a successful stunt man. Born in Saskatchewan and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Kirzinger first became interested in stunt work while still a teen. A few years later, while studying Physical Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Kirzinger took his first steps toward a career as a stunt man and actor, eventually abandoning his studies for the steady work in film that began with Superman III.
Since then Kirzinger has had notable guest-starring roles on such TV series as MacGyver, The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Andromeda and Dark Angel; roles in such films as Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Legend of the Falls; stunt work on TV series like Airwolf and Smallville and feature films such as Shoot to Kill, Intersection, and Happy Gilmore. He then graduated to stunt coordination, beginning with Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, then on to, among others, the X-Files TV series and features Firestorm and Insomnia.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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