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John Shepard, played by John Otrin, is a character in the film Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

John is an abusive alcoholic who can be overheard by his young daughter, Tina, as he storms out of the Shepard family home.

He walked out onto the dock at Crystal Lake when an upset Tina, not knowing she had telekinetic powers, accidentally causes the dock to collapse with him on it, causing him to drown. The event also resurrected Jason Voorhees who was chained to a boulder at the bottom of the lake due to the events at the end of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.

At the end of Part VII, Tina and Nicholas Rogers have fought off Jason. Tina has used her telekinesis, which have become more powerful after developing them, to keep Jason at bay. Although Tina is unable to kill Jason, she unknowingly summons the spirit of John, who rises from the lake and drags Jason back down with him into the depths of Crystal Lake, chaining the killer once more.