Monday, June 19, 2017

Stephen Furst, 1954-2017, R.I.P.


Actor, director, and producer Stephen Furst has died at the age of sixty-three, from diabetes complications.

Furst initially came to national prominence with his role as Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House. He went on to play characters such as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on NBC's St. Elsewhere (1982-1988) and Babylon 5's Vir Cotto.

Only part of the huge ensemble cast of St. Elsewhere, which included several
rather well-known actors near the beginning of their respective careers.

 With Thomas Hulce (later of Amadeus) and Mark Metcalf, one of
Animal House's terrific villains, Douglas C. Neidermeyer.



Thanks for your time.

P.S. ~~ Unfortunately, right after I posted this piece, I found out that comedian Bill Dana had passed away. I'll be posting about him in a couple of days so I don't "bury" today's post!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, St. Elsewhere sure had quite the ensemble. Animal House, Up the Creek and The Dream Team were all fun movies he was in. I watched Up The Creek the day before he died, maybe I'm a jinx.

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    1. Uh-oh, don't tell me my Kiss of Death is contagious!

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  2. I remember him best from St. Elsewhere. That was a great show. I never missed it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm not surprised. He made quite an impression on people.

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    2. and you dont visit me :(
      you are busy ...

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    3. What do you mean? I read all your posts, and I almost always comment.

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    4. nope the last times but is ok. I dont want fight :)

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  4. I always liked him in St. Elsewhere and he seemed like a nice man. Another too young to die

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    1. Yeah, it's scary when they're not much older than I am.

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  5. He wasn't a heart throb, or a leading man, but he always brought something to the overall story. What a shame.

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    1. Yeah, I first encountered him as "Flounder." Quite a talent.

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  6. Way too young! 63 is just not okay. Bad news all round start of this week.

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