From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sean Sexton Cunningham (born December 31, 1941, in New York City) is an American film director, producer, and writer. He is best known for creating the Friday the 13th series of horror films, which introduced the fictional killer Jason Voorhees. He also produced many horror films, such as Wes Cravens debut feature and House film series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sean S.