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John Shepherd
John Shepherd
Birth name: John William Shepherd
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: November 18th, 1960
Place of birth: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Notable works: Friday the 13th
1st Horror: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

John William Shepherd is an American film and television actor. He was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on November 18th, 1960. John has distinguished himself in horror cinema for his role of mentally disturbed survivor Tommy Jarvis in the 1985 slasher film Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Not straying too far from his Friday roots, he also played a police constable in the "The Baron's Bride" episode of the horror series Friday the 13th: The Series. In 2000, John played Mister Czernik in the supernatural thriller Bless the Child.

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  • The original intent of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning director Danny Steinmann was that Tommy Jarvis would inherit the psychotic mantle (and hockey mask) of late serial killer Jason Voorhees and become the new antagonist for the series going forward. Viewers however, disliked the notion of a Friday the 13th movie without Jason so any future plans to continue the franchise with Tommy as the killer were scrapped. Tommy did make one more appearance however in the film's sequel, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, but he was played by another actor.
  • John Shepherd is the founder and president of Mpower Pictures, an independent production company. Mpower Pictures has produced several award-winning features for theatrical distribution including Bella, The Stoning of Soraya M., and Snowmen. [2]

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