Jason Voorhees is a fictional character from the Friday the 13th series of slasher films. He first appeared in Friday the 13th (1980), as the son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs. Voorhees, in which he was portrayed by Ari Lehman. Created by Victor Miller, with contributions by Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham, and Tom Savini, Jason was not originally intended to carry the series as the main antagonist. The character has subsequently been represented in various other media, including novels, comic books, and a cross-over film with another iconic horror film character, Freddy Krueger.
He appears in "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One", where he is interviewed by Quahog 5 News reporter Tricia Takanawa, who asks how he feels about the lake being clean again. He calmly responds that the wildlife will be coming back and it will revitalize the tourism in the lake, to which he takes good pride as Jason kills two teen girls during the interview with his trademark machete. He appears later as the manager of the store Britches and Hose, where he threatens to kill an employee if she screws up her job as the cashier.
When a dead kid is discovered at Camp Fresh Start in "Killer Queen", everyone looks at Jason who says he is just there to drop off his son, Justin Voorhees. Justin tries to stab Jason but he points out that doesn't work on him.
Jason buys a cabin overlooking a summer camp from Brian in "Brian the Closer". When Brian tries to explain about the cabin being the site of previous murders, Jason assures him he already made the sale.