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Melanie Kinnaman
Melanie Kinnaman
Gender: Female
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Actress
Date of birth: December 18th, 1953
Place of birth: Holyoke, Massachusetts
1st Horror: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Melanie Kinnaman is a stage, film and television actress. She was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on December 18th, 1953. Melanie has only appeared in one horror film and that was the 1985 slasher movie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning where she played Pinehurst Youth Development Center administrator Pam Roberts.

The character's fate at the end of the film is left deliberately ambiguous. The original intent of 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. If things had gone differently, Melanie would have been the female lead in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.

Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning 1985 Pam Roberts

Television Edit

Series Episode Role

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • When Melanie Kinnaman first auditioned for the role of Pam Roberts, she believed she was trying out for a film called Repitition. It wasn't until after she landed the role that she discovered she would be working in a Friday the 13th movie. [1]

Other works Edit

  • Shortly after shooting Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Melanie Kinnaman in the rock 'n roll drama film Thunder Alley, where she played a character named Star.
  • Melanie's only other film work after Thunder Alley was playing a woman in the 1989 sports drama film Best of the Best.
  • In 1989, Melanie Kinnaman played a bridesmaid in the "I Do, I Do" episode of the comedy series The People Next Door starring Sleepy Hollow actor Jeffrey Jones.
  • Melanie Kinnaman played a woman named Tanya in the "For Real Men Only" episode of Cheers.

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