Life and Carrer
Hooder was born in Auburn, California. He was the second actor to portray Jason Voorhees, following actor and stuntman Gary Howland's death in 1981. After his death, Hooder would play Jason in all the tenth sequels and in the critically-acclaimed crossover Freddy Vs Jason, which he co-stared with Brad Dourif.
Hooder co-wrote an autobiography with author Mike Aloisi. The book is about his life and experience in the film industry and was released on October 1, 2011.