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Crazy Ralph
Crazy Ralph
Crazy Ralph
Aliases: Ralph
Franchise: Friday the 13th
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Doomsayer
Gender: Male
Location: Crystal Lake Township, Wessex County, New Jersey
Status: Dead
Born: 1912 [1]
Died: 1984 [2]
1st appearance: Friday the 13th (1980)
Final: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Actor: Walt Gorney

"Crazy" Ralph is a fictional doomsayer featured in Friday the 13th film series. Played by actor Walt Gorney, he was introduced in the 1980 movie Friday the 13th. The character also made a brief appearance in the film's sequel, Friday the 13th Part 2.

Biography Edit

Crazy Ralph was an elderly man and town crackpot who lived some distance outside of Camp Crystal Lake in New Jersey. Little is known of Ralph's personal life other than he was married and that he was a compulsive drinker. A rabid doomsayer, Ralph would frequently ride around town on his bicycle warning others about the dangers surrounding Camp Crystal Lake.

In 1979, he approached a young woman named Annie and tried to discourage her from hitchhiking up to the campground citing, "It's got a death curse!" He later rode up to the cabins on his bicycle to spread his gospel, but was driven away by the camp counselors. While exiting the camp, Crazy Ralph was murdered by Jason Voorhees, who wrapped a piece of metal wire around his neck, slicing into his throat.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • There is a logical incongruity in the manner of Crazy Ralph's death. In Friday the 13th Part 2, Ralph is seen leaning against a tree when the wire comes down from above and wraps him about the neck. This would have been an impossible feat to perform unless the three was cut off above Ralph's head. The angle of Jason Voorhees' arms also indicate that the attacker would have been several feet taller than Jason is typically portrayed.
  • It is said that Ralph had a wife up until the time of his death, though no information has been given about this unnamed woman.

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References Edit

  1. Date approximated based upon the age of actor Walt Gorney.
  2. It's been established that Friday the 13th Part 2 takes place five years following the events of the first movie which took place in the year 1979, shortly before the film's theatrical release in 1980.


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