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Roy Burns
Background information
Feature films Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Dick Wieand
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Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Roy Burns
Other names Jason Voorhees
Personality Vengeful
Appearance A guy with black hair and grey eyes
Occupation Paramedic, Psychopathic mass murderer as Jason
Goal Kill everyone in the area in order to avenge his son's death
Home Crystal Lake, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Relatives Unnamed Wife (deceased)
Joey Burns (son; deceased)
Allies Duke (formerly), Joey Burns
Enemies Tommy Jarvis, Vinnie Manalo, Pete Linley, Billy
Likes Seeing His son alive
Dislikes Seeing his son dead
Powers and abilities High Intelligence, Inhuman strength and durability, Killing skills, Hunting skills, Stealth, Weapons
Weapons Machete, Knife, Axe
Fate Gets killed by Tommy Jarvis
Quote "You talking to me, sir?"

Roy Burns is the main antagonist in the 1985 horror film Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. A soft spoken loner, Roy is a paramedic who is partnered with fellow paramedic, Duke and he is the one who has been impersonating the mass murderer, Jason Voorhees.

He was portrayed by Dick Wieand.


At some point in his life Roy was in a relationship with a woman, whom he impregnated. While giving birth to her and Roy's son Joey, Roy's lover died and Roy, presumably unable to deal with this loss and the responsibility of rasing a child on his own, abandoned Joey, letting him be shunted from foster home to foster home. Despite running out on Joey, Roy would keep tabs on him, carrying around pictures of the boy in his wallet. The relationship between Roy and Joey remained largely unknown to many, including the authorities and Doctor Matthew Letter director of the Pinehurst Youth Development Center where Joey wound up after living in various homes.

Roy and Duke, in 1989, are called to Pinehurst after an incident there, resident Victor J. Faden having murdered another halfway house resident by hacking them to bits with an axe during an argument. There to pick up the body, Roy discovers it is Joey and, upon seeing his son's butchered remains, goes into shock, only to be brought back to his senses by Duke, who he reluctantly helps move Joey's disemembered body.


  1. Vinnie Manalo - Road flare put in his mouth by Roy Burns.
  2. Pete Muldrow - Throat slit by Roy.
  3. Billy Macauley - Hit with an axe by Roy.
  4. Lana Ardsley - Hit with an axe by Roy.
  5. Raymond Joffroy - Stabbed in the stomach by Roy.
  6. Tina McCarthy - Eyes gouged out by Roy with garden shears.
  7. Eddie Kelso - Head crushed against a tree by Roy, who wrapped a rope around his head and twisted it to tighten it to crush his head.
  8. Dr Matthew Letter - Spiked in the head by Roy offscreen.
  9. George Winter - Eyes gouged out offscreen by Roy.
  10. Anita Robb - Throat slit offscreen by Roy.
  11. Demon Winter - Speared by Roy through a wall.
  12. Junior Hubbard - Decapitated by Roy with a cleaver.
  13. Ethel Hubbard - Hit in the face by Roy with a cleaver.
  14. Jake Patterson - Stabbed by Roy with a cleaver.
  15. Robin Brown - Stabbed from under the bed by Roy.
  16. Violet Morainie - Stabbed in the stomach by Roy.
  17. Duke Johnson - Killed offscreen by Roy, was found dead in an ambulance. Presumably this was revenge for making jokes about Joey's death.