Ralph Wesley Foody (November 13, 1928 – November 21, 1999)[1] 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 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York as stereotypical 1930s mobster "Johnny" in its meta black-and-white gangster film Angels with Filthy Souls and its equally fictional 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 catchphrase 'Keep the change/Merry Christmas ya filthy animal'. 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. He died of cancer in 1999.[2]

Trivia Edit

  • Foody was originally supposed to play Snakes in the first film, but was recovering from knee-replacement surgery and physically unable to keel over for that character's violent death scene. As a result, he switched roles with Michael Guido.
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