Taylor Negron

Best known for his sardonic performances in movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) and "The Last Boy Scout" (1991), Taylor Negron got his first taste of stardom when he made his stand-up debut at the Comedy ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1957 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Alienated 2016 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

The Comedians 2015 (Tv Show)

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Death to the Supermodels 2014 (Movie)

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Lock And Roll Forever 2014 (Movie)

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My Dinner With Jimi 2014 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

The Chateau Meroux 2014 (Movie)

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The Day October Died 2014 (Movie)

Bernard Taint (Actor)

Three Days to Vegas 2014 (Movie)

Antoine (Actor)

Vamps 2012 (Movie)

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'Til Death 2009 (Tv Show)

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Stuntmen 2008 (Movie)

Gio Supreme (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

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Reno 911! 2007 (Tv Show)

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Wizards of Waverly Place 2007 (Tv Show)

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Zoey 101 2007 (Tv Show)

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Surf School 2006 (Movie)

Boris (Actor)

The Enigma with a Stigma 2006 (Movie)

Steve Davis (Actor)

Civil Wars 1990 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Clueless 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Dave's World 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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For Your Love 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Grace Under Fire 1992 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance 1994 - 1996, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Special Unit 2 1990 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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That's So Raven 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Hughleys 1992 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1990 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Fluffer 2001 (Movie)

Tony Brooks (Actor)

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Cheemo Partelle (Actor)

GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Loser 2000 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

Gazing (Actor)

The In Crowd 2000 (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

Can't Stop Dancing 1999 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

Lloyd 1999 (Movie)

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Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

This Space Between Us 1999 (Movie)

Joshua Wild (Actor)

Chairman of the Board 1998 (Movie)

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Courting Courtney 1998 (Movie)

Dr Phelps (Actor)

Duty Dating 1998 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

Make Me Laugh 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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A Kid in Aladdin's Palace 1997 (Movie)

Genie (Actor)

Arsenio 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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ER 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1997 (Tv Show)

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Un-Cabaret 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Bio-Dome 1996 (Movie)

Russell (Actor)

Hope & Gloria 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Freaky Friday 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Reba! 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

David Montagne (Actor)

Inevitable Grace 1994 (Movie)

Mr Lacon (Actor)

Frannie's Turn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

Motorcycle Man (Actor)

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Nothing But Trouble 1991 (Movie)

Fausto (Actor)

On the Television 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

Milo (Actor)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

Mailman (Actor)

Sally Field & Tom Hanks' Punchline Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Punchline 1988 (Movie)

Albert Emperato (Actor)

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

Checker (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Whoopee Boys 1986 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

Bad Medicine 1985 (Movie)

Pepe (Actor)

Better Off Dead 1985 (Movie)

Mailman (Actor)

Easy Money 1983 (Movie)

Julio (Actor)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Dr Phil Burns (Actor)

Freedom 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Detective School 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Call Me Claus (TV Show)

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Dream On (TV Show)

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Mr. Stitch (TV Show)

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On the Edge (TV Show)

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So Little Time (TV Show)

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You Lucky Dog (TV Show)

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You Wish (TV Show)

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Biography

Best known for his sardonic performances in movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) and "The Last Boy Scout" (1991), Taylor Negron got his first taste of stardom when he made his stand-up debut at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 1977. The California native was only 15 years old at the time, but he was already preoccupied with inclinations toward painting and drawing and had even begun earning his own money working as an extra on movie sets when his performance unexpectedly brought down the house. Negron soon dropped out of high school and enrolled at the San Francisco Art Institute to study painting, but left by the time he was 19 to pursue his career as a performer full time. Negron began training as an actor at the famed Actor's Studio, where he worked as a personal assistant for Lee Strasberg himself. Negron was young and impetuous, challenging the venerated teacher and occasionally arguing, but Negron would later remark that the experience was formative for him. He would get a chance to learn from another legend when Lucille Ball was brought in to act as a guest teacher at the Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, and Negron was assigned to be her intern. Negron also took a private seminar from Ball on the topic of comedy, describing her later as having taught him the value of being a knowledgeable professional on set, something she had learned from her own mentor, Buster Keaton. This period found Negron scraping by with a mixed bag of paying gigs, such as a string of nine appearances on the popular show "The Dating Game" (ABC, 1965-1986). He also spent this time working in the stand-up comedy scene with contemporaries like Robin Williams and Sam Kinison, developing the non-traditional but undeniably biting style that would become his trademark. Negron's big break as an actor finally came in 1979, when he was cast as Silvio Galindez on the series "Detective School" (ABC, 1979-1979). More prominent roles soon followed, including a memorable turn as an unimpressed pizza delivery boy in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). This part would be the first in a total of three separate movies that found Negron playing pizza guys, the other two being "Bio-Dome" (1996) and "Vamps" (2012), a funny phenomenon that Negron would call his "Trilogy of Pizza Men." Negron would find no shortage of steady work as an actor throughout the coming decades, delighting audiences with comedic appearances in movies like "Bad Medicine" (1985) and "How I Got Into College" (1989). He would also make numerous TV appearances, with iconic turns as a New York hairdresser on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and an overly fastidious waiter on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 1999-). The actor would also resist typecasting, playing a psychotic villain against Bruce Willis in the action thriller "The Last Boy Scout" (1991). Though his acting career took off, Negron continued to flourish in other areas as well. He became an accomplished playwright, penning a number of plays that were performed around Los Angeles such as "Who Loves You, Baby?" and "Gangster Planet." He also continued to find success as a painter, with works displayed at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles. Negron died of liver cancer on January 10, 2015. He was 57 years old.

EDUCATION

San Francisco Art Institute

Milestones

1999

Made brief cameo in "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

1991

Had change of pace role as a villain in "The Last Boy Scout."

1989

Made multiple appearances as hairdresser on hit series "Seinfeld"

1982

Had breakout cameo in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Bonus Trivia

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Is the cousin of musician Chuck Negron, founding member of the band Three Dog Night.

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Has written several plays that have been performed around Los Angeles, including "Gangster Planet," and "Who Loves You, Baby?"

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Was asked to teach the first comedy class ever offered at UCLA.

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Was an accomplished artist, with paintings displayed at the Laemmle Royal Theater in Los Angeles.

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