Richard Brooker is a man originally from England who moved to the United States in the early 80's. Needing a job, he answered an ad in Dramalogue magazine for the role of a large man in an un-named horror film (he is 6'3). He later discovered the role was that of psychopathic mama's boy/mass murderer Jason Voorhees, and the film was to be Friday the 13th: Part III. Since then, Brooker has starred in "Deathstalker", "Deep Sea Conspiracy", and was in an episode of "Trapper John, M.D.". Brooker now does mostly directing and TV production.
Richard Brooker was the first Jason to wear the hockey mask.