Ralph Foody

  • Born on
    • November 13th, 1928
  • Died on
    • November 21st, 1999
Ralph Wesley Foody was an American character actor. He has several screen credits from the 1980s, but is probably best known for his bit part in the 1990 film Home Alone and its 1992 sequel as a stereotypical 1930s mobster "Johnny" in two black-and-white gangster films-within-the-films Angels with Filthy Souls and its sequel Angels with Even Filthier Souls (both are a parody of the 1938 film Angels with Dirty Faces by Warner Bros.), along with his famous catchphrases 'Keep the change ya filthy animal/Merry Christmas ya filthy animal and a Happy New Year'. Foody also played "Det. Cragie", the alcoholic and the negligent Chicago cop in Code of Silence, as well as the police dispatcher in The Blues Brothers. He was also known for his incredible wit and was often referred to as "The Witster" on set. Foody died of cancer in 1999 at age 71.


Acting (9 Credits)

1992Straight Talk as Desk Clerk
1992Home Alone 2: Lost in New York as Gangster
1991Curly Sue as Drifter
1990Home Alone as Johnny - Gangster #1
1989Music Box as Pawn Broker
1989The Package as Building Manager
1988Vice Versa as Doorman
1986Raw Deal as Captain
1985Code of Silence as Cragie

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