Julius Gaw is a character in 1989 slasher horror film Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan. He is portrayed by Vincent Craig Dupree.


An avid boxer, Julius Gaw is highly competitive and has a tendency to leap before he looks. He is easily the best boxer at Lake View High School, and is part of the graduating party on the S.S. Lazarus on their trip to New York City where he spends his time doing what he loves. After the captain and his first mate are murdered and slaughtered in cold blood, he decides to override McCullough's authority and rallies the rest of the students to hunt down the cold-blooded murderer. He is caught by Jason Voorhees and overpowered before being thrown overboard. After Charles McCullough (Peter Mark Richman), Colleen Van Deusen and his classmates Rennie Wickham and Sean escape the ship via life raft, Julius and Rennie's dog Toby are recovered alive. They make their way to New York on the life raft where Rennie is kidnapped by a pair of punks, and McCullough advises they split up to find help. Finding a payphone, Julius tries to call for the police, but he is attacked and ambushed by Jason. Fleeing Jason up a fire escape and onto a roof, he finds himself unable to escape and he decides to beat Jason down. Punching Jason and making him back away across the roof, Julius soon becomes exhausted and his fists start bleeding from punching the maniac's protective mask. Unable to make anymore ground, Julius tells Jason to "Take your best shot". Jason obliges by decapitating Julius with a single blow. Julius' dying sight is his head flying off a building, and rolling down a short ramp and into a dumpster. Later, his head is stuck on a pike and is discovered in a police car by the rest of his party and a policeman.


  • Mr. Gaw (father)
  • Mrs. Gaw (mother)