Ted White

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Ted White (born January 25, 1927) is an American stunt man/actor who doubled for John Wayne, Fess Parker, Clark Gable, Lee Marvin and Richard Boone, among others. The hulking (6'4") White also played football for the University of Oklahoma. His first film was Sands of Iwo Jima in 1949. White was in the Marine Corps and they needed extras. That was where White met John Wayne and began doubling Wayne in 1952. He had a minor role in Starman, and has also acted in several western films and in such television series as Daniel Boone, Hunter, Magnum, P.I. and The Rockford Files, usually in tough-guy roles such as police officers or hired thugs. He has also worked in Gone in 60 Seconds, Silverado, Major League and Tron. In 1984 he was selected to play hockey masked psychotic, deformed serial killer Jason Voorhees for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, simply because the director needed a large man for the part, which White reluctantly accepted only because he needed the money.
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