Walt Gorney

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Walt Gorney
Walter Gorney

April 12, 1912
Vienna, Austria-Hungary (Now Austria)
DiedMarch 5, 2004(2004-03-05) (aged 91)

Walter J. Gorney (April 12, 1912 – March 5, 2004) was an Austrian-born American actor. He was best known as "Crazy" Ralph in the 1980 slasher film Friday the 13th, he reprised the role in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)[1] and returned as the narrator in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).

His other film credits include Heavy Traffic (1981), King Kong (1976), and Day of the Animals.[1]

Walter's character Ralph was parodied by Robert Donner in the 1983 film Hysterical.[2]

On March 5, 2004, Gorney died in New York City, aged 91.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Heavy Traffic Bum Uncredited
1973 Cops and Robbers Wino
1976 King Kong Subway Driver Uncredited
1977 Day of the Animals Sam Uncredited
1978 Nunzio
1980 Friday the 13th Crazy Ralph
1981 Friday the 13th Part 2
1981 Endless Love Passerby
1983 Trading Places Duke Domestic
1983 Easy Money Monahan's Security Guard
1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Crazy Ralph Uncredited (archive footage)
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever Stage Manager
1986 Seize the Day Panhandler
1988 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Narrator Voice, uncredited (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c Jones, Stephen (2012). The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781780337135.
  2. ^ https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/01/25-best-scenes-comedy-spoof-movies/hysterical

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