Derek Mears is an American actor and stuntman. He first worked as a stuntman in the 1999 film Wild Wild West. In the 2000s, he had small roles in the films Cursed, Zathura: A Space Adventure, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. He also appeared in the movies The Hills Have Eyes and its sequel The Hills Have Eyes 2. Later, he played Curtis in the film Resident Evil: Degeneration. In 2009, he played Jason Voorhees in the remake of the horror film Friday the 13th. He next had performances in the films Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and Hatchet III. This year, he played the titular character in the short-lived series Swamp Thing.