Steve Dash has been described as the potato sack wearing Jason Voorheas. Now some would frown at that, however, horror fans all over know that is a huge compliment! Steve Dash was Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
Steve joked about the part stating in an interview that he received the part because he fit the costume, and did his own stunts. Never a line spoke, yet it launched his career.
A former cop who worked as a stuntman and actor beginning in 1977, he had small roles in Wolfen and The Jazz Singer. That led to work on Sylvester Stallone’s Nighthawks where he met Cliff Cudney. Cudney hired him to replace Warrington Gillette who was originally scheduled to play Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2.
As an actor, stunt perfomer and stunt coordinator, his work is also seen in such films as Nine ½ Weeks (1986), Mr. Hush (2011), and he co-produced Trust Me (2009).