Joseph Turkel

Actor
A prolific character player in films from the 1950s through the early 80s, Turkel did bit parts in 50s B-films before appearing in two early important films from director Stanley Kubrick, "The Killing" (1956) and "Paths ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1937 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

The Dark Side of the Moon 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blade Runner 1982 (Movie)

Dr Tyrell (Actor)

The Shining 1980 (Movie)

Lloyd (Actor)

The Commitment 1976 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

Ironside 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Savage Abduction 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wild in the Sky 1971 (Movie)

Corazza (Actor)

Black Jack 1970 (Movie)

Corazza (Actor)

The Animals 1970 (Movie)

Peyote (Actor)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 (Movie)

Guzik (Actor)

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

Bronson (Actor)

King Rat 1965 (Movie)

Dino (Actor)

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Portrait of a Mobster 1961 (Movie)

Joe Noe (Actor)

The Boy and the Pirates 1960 (Movie)

Abu--the Genie (Actor)

Here Come the Jets 1958 (Movie)

Steve Henley (Actor)

Paths of Glory 1958 (Movie)

Private Arnaud (Actor)

The Bonnie Parker Story 1958 (Movie)

Chuck Darrow (Actor)

Verboten! 1958 (Movie)

Infantryman (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Chet Haggin (Actor)

Hellcats of the Navy 1957 (Movie)

Chick (Actor)

Jeanne Eagels 1957 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

Shimmy (Actor)

The Glass Wall 1953 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

The Sex Symbol (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A prolific character player in films from the 1950s through the early 80s, Turkel did bit parts in 50s B-films before appearing in two early important films from director Stanley Kubrick, "The Killing" (1956) and "Paths of Glory" (1957). He went on to amass over 30 credits working mostly in low- to medium-budget genre fare helmed by filmmakers as diverse as Bert I Gordon, Sam Fuller, and Robert Wise. Turkel may be best known by cultists for one of his later roles--"replicant" creator Dr. Tyrell in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" (1982). He was creepily convincing as a scientist who enjoyed playing God. Kubrick fans will also remember him as Lloyd, the smiling bartender, who offers some deadly advice to Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" (1980).

Milestones

1990

Returned to features after an eight year absence with "The Dark Side of the Moon", a direct-to-video release

1988

Appeared in an episode of "Miami Vice"

1982

Widely seen as Dr. Tyrell, the creator of the replicants in "Blade Runner"

1980

Last film for Stanley Kubrick, "The Shining"

1974

Appeared in the TV-movie, "The Sex Symbol"

1966

First film with director Robert Wise, "The Sand Pebbles"

1956

First film for Stanley Kubrick, "The Killing"

1949

Feature acting debut, "Angels in Disguise"

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