Joe Turkel

Biography

Joe Turkel (born July 15, 1927) is an American character actor. He is credited in several films as Joseph Turkel. Background Turkel was born in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the U.S. Military during World War II. He currently lives in southern California, and has been involved in writing screenplays. Career His most famous roles are Dr. Eldon Tyrell, the eccentric God-figure in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982), and Lloyd, the ghostly bartender in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). He has the distinction of being one of only two actors (the other being Philip Stone) to work with Kubrick as a credited character three times: in The Killing (1956, as "Tiny"), in Paths of Glory (1957, as the doomed Private Arnaud), and in The Shining. His first film appearance was 1948's City Across the River. Other film appearances include Bert I. Gordon's The Boy and the Pirates (1960) as Abu the Genie; the 1988 horror feature The Dark Side of the Moon; The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Bronson; and Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Turkel's television appearances include Kojak, Tales from the Darkside and Miami Vice (in the episode "Indian Wars"). He also played the janitor in an episode of Boy Meets World. (from wikipedia)

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Birth Place

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Date

7/15/1927
Known For
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The Dark Side Of The Moon

Paxton Warner

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The Bonnie Parker Story

Chuck Darrow

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Crystalstone / The Boy and the Pirates (Midnite Movies Double Feature)

Abu the Genie (as Joseph Turkel)

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Tormented

Nick, The Blackmailer

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The Animals

Peyote (as Joseph Turkel)

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So You Want to Get Rich Quick

'Stinky' McDoakes (uncredited)

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Duffy of San Quentin

Frank Roberts (as Joseph Turkel)

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Portrait of a Mobster

Joe Noe

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Kennwort: Canary

Policeman

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The Purple Gang

Eddie Olsen (as Joseph Turkel)

Starring In
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Room 237

Lloyd the Bartender (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Blade Runner

Dr. Eldon Tyrell (voice) (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Dark Side Of The Moon

Paxton Warner

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Crystalstone / The Boy and the Pirates (Midnite Movies Double Feature)

Abu the Genie (as Joseph Turkel)

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Reel Horror

Harry (archive footage)

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Blade Runner

Dr. Eldon Tyrell

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The Shining

Lloyd

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Which Way Is Up?

Harry Boatwright (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Hindenburg

Detective Moore (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Voice of the Man Upstairs (uncredited)

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The Animals

Peyote (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Devil's 8

Sam (as Joseph Turkell)

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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Sand Pebbles

Bronson

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King Rat

Dino (as Joseph Turkel)

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Village of the Giants

Sheriff (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Carpetbaggers

Reporter (uncredited)

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Johnny Cool

Hoodlum (uncredited)

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Kennwort: Canary

Policeman

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Portrait of a Mobster

Joe Noe

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Tormented

Nick, The Blackmailer

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Visit to a Small Planet

Malcolm (uncredited)

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Warlock (59)

Chet Haggin (uncredited)

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Verboten!

Infantryman (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Purple Gang

Eddie Olsen (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Case Against Brooklyn

Henchman Monte (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Bonnie Parker Story

Chuck Darrow

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Sear Middleton (1 episode, 1959)

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Paths of Glory

Pvt. Pierre Arnaud (as Joseph Turkel)

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Hellcats of the Navy

Chick (Torpedoman, USS Starfish) (as Joseph Turkel)

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Beau James

Reporter (uncredited)

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The Midnight Story

Lothario at Dance (uncredited)

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Jeanne Eagels

Eddie, Reporter (uncredited)

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House of Numbers

Bradville - Convict (uncredited)

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Friendly Persuasion

Poor loser (uncredited)

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The Killing

Tiny (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Shadow on the Window

Lounger (uncredited)

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The Proud and Profane

Patient with Cards (uncredited)

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The Naked Street

Shimmy

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Lucy Gallant

One of Casey's Air Force Buddies (uncredited)

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Cell 2455 Death Row

Curly (uncredited)

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Gypsy Colt

Chuck (uncredited)

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Duffy of San Quentin

Frank Roberts (as Joseph Turkel)

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The Bamboo Prison

P.O.W. (uncredited)

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2916 The Glass Wall

Freddie Zakoyla (as Joseph Turkel)

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A Slight Case of Larceny

Holdup Man (uncredited)

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Starlift

Litter Case (uncredited)

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Halls of Montezuma

Marine (uncredited)

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Triple Trouble

Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel)

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So You Want to Get Rich Quick

'Stinky' McDoakes (uncredited)

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City Across the River

Shimmy Stockton (as Joseph Turkel)

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Johnny Stool Pigeon

Bellboy (uncredited)

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Angels in Disguise

Johnny Mutton (as Joseph Turkel)

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