April 12, 1912
|Died||March 5, 2004
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Walter Gorney (April 12, 1912 – March 5, 2004) was an American actor. He was known for his role as Crazy Ralph, the drunken old man who warns "You're all doomed!" in the 1980 hit horror movie Friday the 13th. He reprised his role in the sequel Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). He also had an uncredited role as the narrator for the prologue to Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), making him the first actor in Friday the 13th history to have two different roles in the franchise.
Gorney was born in Austria and immigrated to the United States when he was ten years old. His other film credits include Endless Love (1981), Trading Places (1983), Easy Money (1983), his final role was in the 1986 comedy movie Seize the Day.
On March 5, 2004, Gorney died of natural causes in New York City, at the age of 91.
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) (voice, uncredited)
- Seize the Day (1986)
- Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (archive footage, uncredited)
- Easy Money (1983)
- Trading Places (1983)
- Endless Love (1981)
- Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Nunzio (1978)
- Day of the Animals (1977)
- King Kong (1976)
- Cops and Robbers (1973)
- Heavy Traffic (1973)
- Church records, Buczkowice, Poland
- [Woody Anders, IMDB]