- "The computer don't lie."
- ―Ted's philosophical statement to best friend Jim on the subject of his past girlfriend Betty[src]
Ted Cooper is a character in the film Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter where he is portrayed by Lawrence Monoson. He is among the teenagers who rented the summer house nextdoor to the Jarvis House.
He is the 32nd victim of Jason Voorhees.
While Ted has been known to tease everyone including his friends, he genuinely cares about Jimmy when the latter laments over his ended relationship with BJ Betty. He even congratulated Jimmy for successfully laying Tina, when he himself failed to court her. He was a good guy.
In 1984, Ted goes on a trip with his friends to a summer house at Crystal Lake. They are apparently unaware that the area is the site of the Jason Voorhees murders. Ted's friend Jimmy just broke up with his girlfriend "BJ" Betty. Ted doesn't make Jimmy feel any better after he tells him he's a "deadfuck". Later Ted tells Jimmy he should look for someone new.
Sure enough the gang meets local twins Tina and Terri whom they go skinny dipping with. Later they invite the girls to the house. Ted tries to court Tina but she ends up flirting with friend Paul. After Paul rejects her advance and out to the lake goes to be with his girlfriend Samantha (whom he finds dead and is then himself killed), Tina courts Jimmy whom she ends up sleeping with. Ted is left with Terri who rejects this advances. Not letting his bad luck get to him, Ted enjoys the night watching vintage pornography on a projector screen with his teddy bear while smoking weed. He congratulates Jimmy when he returns to gloat about his success. Jimmy goes to the kitchen to celebrate with a bottle of wine and yells to Ted for the corkscrew which Jason gives him. Ted is too stoned to hear his friend being murdered a few feet away.
Ted is himself killed after getting too close to the projector screen where he is stabbed in the head by Jason, who plunges a kitchen knife though the screen from the other side.