Walt Gorney

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Walt Gorney
Born Walter Gorney
April 12, 1912
Austria-Hungary (present-day Buczkowice, Poland)
Died March 5, 2004(2004-03-05) (aged 91)
New York City, New York, U.S.

Walter Gorney (April 12, 1912 – March 5, 2004) was an American actor. He may have been best-known as "Crazy Ralph", the drunken old man who warns "You're all doomed!" in the 1980 hit horror movie Friday the 13th. He reprised the role in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and 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.[1]

Gorney immigrated to the United States when he was ten years old with his family. 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.[1]


On March 5, 2004, Gorney died of natural causes in New York City, at the age of 91.[1]



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