Sean S. Cunningham

American film director

Sean Sexton Cunningham (born December 1941) is an American movie director, producer, and writer. He is best known for creating the Friday the 13th franchise by directing the first movie (1980) and creating the slasher icon Jason Voorhees.[1]

Sean S. Cunningham
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Cunningham in 2014
Sean Sexton Cunningham

December 1941 (age 79–80)
Alma mater
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer
Years active1970–present


  1. Roberts, Jerry (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-810-86378-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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