Joe Turkel dead at 94 | arts and entertainment


Joe Turkel passed away.

The 94-year-old actor – who was best known for playing bartender Lloyd in ‘The Shining’ and the creator of the replicants in ‘Blade Runner’ – died last Monday (6/27/22) at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, 94, announced her family.

The actor began his film career in the late 1940s, with roles in “City Across the River.” He was scouted by director Stanley Kubrick while working on the B-movie ‘Man Crazy’ and as well as ‘The Shining’, went on to appear in two of the late filmmaker’s other films, as a shooter during the final gunfight in 1956. ‘The Killing’ and a soldier facing a firing squad in ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957).

He previously recalled how Kubrick told him about “Man Crazy”: “The picture was terrible, but I liked you and what you did, so I said I should hire that guy someday. “

In addition to appearances in films such as “The Baked Street”, “The Bonnie Parker Story”, “The Hindenburg” and “Gordon’s Valley of the Giants”, Joe has also starred in television shows such as “Miami Vice “, “The Lone Ranger”. , “Bonanza” and “The Untouchables”.

His last film appearance was in 1990’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” but he reprized his role as Tyrell’s “Blade Runner” for a voiceover in a 1997 video game.

Shortly before his passing, Joe penned a memoir titled “The Misery of Success”, which his family plans to publish later this year.

He is survived by his sons Craig and Robert, his brother David and two grandchildren.

Those wishing to attend his funeral at Hollywood Forever Cemetery should email [email protected]

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