Joe Turkel, best known for starring in Shining and Blade Runner, dies at 94
Actor Joe Turkel, best known for his roles in The Shining and Blade Runner, is no more. He recently passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, Variety reported. He was 94 years old.
Joe rose to fame by playing supporting roles in three Stanley Kubrick films, including his first feature The Killing, Paths of Glory and The Shining, where he played an often-parody of the ghostly bartender Lloyd. He also had a major role in the original 1982 Blade Runner as eccentric replica maker Alden Tyrell.
On TV, he appeared in episodes of popular shows such as The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Sky King, Tales from the Darkside, The Lone Ranger, SWAT, Adam-12, Ironside, The Andy Griffith Show, Ben Casey, The Untouchables . , Dragonette, Miami Vice and Bonanza. His last credit before retiring was a voice role in the 1997 Blade Runner video game spinoff.
Before acting, he joined the US Army at the age of 17, serving in Europe during World War II.
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