Derek Mears is an American stuntman and actor, renowned for his character as Hawes in Hatchet III and Jason Voorhees in the reboot of the Friday the 13th. Moreover, he was nominated in the MTV Movie Awards for his role Jason Voorhees in the category for Best Villain.
Derek was born on April 29, 1972, in Bakersfield, California. He belongs to American nationality and is white by ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus.
The actor is the introvert type of person, so the information regarding his parents and siblings is currently unavailable.
As for academic qualification, he completed his high school graduation from Highland High School in Bakersfield.
Furthermore, Mears performed improvised comedy before entering the entertainment industry for expenses.
The 47-year-old actor, is currently single however previously he was married to an American actress, writer, and director Jennifer Flack.
Their wedding ceremony was held privately in 2008. They were together in a relationship for four years until they divorced in mutual understanding. The couple did not have any children. According to a few online sources, Mears is living a singlehood life in New York.
As of June 2019, the actor has collected the estimated amount of $3.5 million however the actual amount is under review. With 20 years of working in the entertainment industry, he has earnings to live a blissful life.
In 2009, his movie Friday the 13th was hit in the box office and earned over $90 million worldwide. Similarly, he also worked in one of the famous and highest earnings movie Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides as a stuntman, earned a worldwide collection of $1.045 billion.
Mears made his debut in the entertainment field as a stuntman in the movie Wild Wild West. He went to through a tough time and preservation of his career during this time until he got his next role in 2004.
He worked in the TV series The Shield and E.R. as the role of Crazy House and Joseph respectively in the same year.
The actor also appeared in the various TV series and movies such as Cursed, Zathura: A Space Adventure, The Hills Have Eyes, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Resident Evil: Degeneration.
The breakthrough in his career came when he got to play a major role in Friday the 13th as Jason Voorhees and nominated for the Best Villain in MTV Movie Award.
Moreover, Derek appeared altogether in 40 movies and TV series as an actor and stuntman. He recently worked in Alita: Battle Angel(2019) and Swamp Thing as the role of Romo and Swamp creature respectively.
• Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
• Friday the 13th (2009)
• Best Villian Nominee (Friday the 13th)
• Hachet III (2013)
• Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Derek Mears is an American stuntman and actor, renowned for his character as Hawes in Hatchet III and Jason Voorhees in the reboot of the Friday the 13th.
He stands at the tall height of 6 feet 5 inches or 1.96 meters.
He is currently single but was previously married to actress Jennifer Flack.
His net worth is an estimated amount of $3.5 million.