Actor Spotlight: Alex Diakun (Deck Hand, Jason Takes Manhattan)

deckhandAlex Diakun is a longtime veteran in acting as his resume spans four decades, being involved heavily in television and the occasional motion picture. He has appeared in such motion pictures as “The Journey of Natty Gann”, the 2001 slasher “Valentine”, Agent Cody Bank, The X Files: I Want to Believe, and most recently the Halle Berry starrer, “Frankie and Alice”.

In television, he has been apart of many pop culture shows from the 80’s, 90’s and today. Such shows include “The Hitchhiker”, “Airwolf”, “Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun “, “Poltergeist: The Legacy”, “Millenium”, “The Dead Zone”, “Andromeda”, and “Supernatural”. As Alex is not known as one of the more major characters in the franchise, and Jason Takes Manhattan has always been looked upon in a bad light, I though it was relevant to point out how accomplished an actor Alex is.

I think it’s great that his career has continued to present day as a lot of alumns from the franchise in the 80’s either stopped acting shortly after their Friday the 13th experience or never acted again, period. Check out our page on Alex and also imdb.com’s page for more information.

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4 Responses to “ Actor Spotlight: Alex Diakun (Deck Hand, Jason Takes Manhattan) ”

  1. Cool, thanks for posting this.

  2. Yeah, a cool Vancouver native, like a lot of Part VIII’s cast, I believe.

    I indeed noticed this kind looking older gentleman on an entire shit-load of ’80s and early ’90s television. So props to him, even if Parts VI onward are honestly not my favorite Friday installments, it wasn’t really his fault. He spouted off words of “doom” like the solid 2nd rate Crazy Ralph rip-off/homage that he was, died nicely at the hands of Jason, and did his solid b-movie best. So yeah, props to him. ;)

    Great little character actor spot light here, jasonsfury! GReat posting, as always.

  3. Thanks, brandon. I actually like his character in Jason Takes Manhattan. They featured him just enough in the movie to make it work.

  4. Jasonsfury,

    Yeah, I feel he was cool enough as well, it’s just that I prefer the original Crazy Ralph from the first two installments, as well as even Abel from Part 3-D myself. So yeah, to each they’re own! But yeah, I also mainly just watch the first five, as I feel the series really went down hill and much less Exploitation-style after the first five, but like I said, at least some of the remaining installments in the Paramount cannon had they’re moments.

    The actor (Alex Diakun) look’s like a really nice, down-to-Earth guy. ;)

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