A 6’3″ former nightclub owner, he was spotted as a potential Jason Voorhees for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives when he was playing Jason in a night club act, impressing the casting people who were in search of a new Jason since the current Jason actor Dan Bradley wasn’t coming across as imposing or powerful as they had hoped for. He played Jason in all scenes and stunts except for the Paintball scene which they had already filmed with Bradley which marks the second instance of 2 actors portraying Jason in the same film the other being Part 2 (Though 2 actors portrayed the killer in A New Beginning, Jason was played by 1 actor in dream sequences and flashbacks). Graham reprised this role in the video for Alice Cooper‘s “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)“, which was written for and featured in the film. In 2019 he played Elias Voorhees in “Vengeance“.
Currently CJ is a favorite on the convention circuit, returning to full costume for photo ops with the fans.