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      Joseph Turkel

      Joseph Turkel

      Highest Rated: 100% King Rat (1965)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

      Birthday: Jul 15, 1927

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      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). Joseph Turkel died on June 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, CA at the age of 94.

      Highest rated movies

      100% King Rat
      94% Blade Runner: The Final Cut
      89% Blade Runner 83% The Shining
      33% The Carpetbaggers

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Whiskey: The Untold Story of Jack Daniel's Self - 2021
      No Score Yet 22% The Dark Side of the Moon Paxton Warner (Character) - 1990
      94% 90% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Tyrell (Character) - 1982
      89% 91% Blade Runner Tyrell (Character) $3.9M 1982
      83% 93% The Shining Lloyd the Bartender (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commitment Unknown (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 12% Cycle Psycho Harry (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Savage Men Peyote (Character) - 1970
      100% 84% King Rat Dino (Character) - 1965
      33% 62% The Carpetbaggers Reporter (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Mobster Joe Noe (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 9% The Boy and the Pirates Abu the Genie (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 21% Tormented Nick (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Parker Story Chuck Darrow (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 33% Hellcats of the Navy Chick (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 62% The Glass Wall Freddie Zakoyla (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Crazy Ray (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Losers Johnny Angelo (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet City Across the River Shimmy Stockton (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Johnny Mutton (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Beast Col. Ferguson (Character) -

      TV

      Credit
      71% 85% Miami Vice Levec (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Swampgas (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1964 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rat Patrol Capt. Bruener (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Alf (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Fred (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Robert Smith (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Eddie (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Fargo (Guest Star) 1958 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Bob Rellance (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Ray Miles (Guest Star) 1955