“The role of Jason Voorhees has become a legendary mantle in cinema, with many talented performers donning the hockey mask . …But only Ari Lehman can claim to be the one that started the legacy of this iconic horror villain. “ – Ethan Zack, Looper
ARI LEHMAN is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for playing the first Jason Voorhees in the iconic horror film “Friday the 13th” (1980). A classically-trained pianist, he attended NYU, where he studied big band orchestration and jazz piano. He went on to record and tour with reggae and worldbeat bands in the US and abroad.
In 2004, Lehman launched FIRST JASON, named for his distinction,” and has been melting faces ever since, slashing machete to metal with his keytar. His boot-stomping music includes elements of jazz, rock, Afrobeat, Middle Eastern, classical, reggae, classical, and punk. Lehman has been entertaining audiences in a variety of venues across the country, UK, and in Europe.
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