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Joe Turkel

Born: 1927


Joseph Turkel was a prolific American character actor. He was noted for his craggy Bronx looks and distinctive, penetrating voice. Turkel worked steadily from 1949 - 1998 in both films and television. He retired in 1998. He still made the occasional appearance at fan conventions even at the age of 90+.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died 27/06/2022



Blade Runner

Dr. Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner

The Killing

Tiny in The Killing

The Shining

Lloyd in The Shining

Paths of Glory

Pvt. Pierre Arnaud in Paths of Glory

The Dark Side of the Moon

Paxton Warner in The Dark Side of the Moon

The Sand Pebbles

Bronson in The Sand Pebbles

The Glass Wall

Freddie Zakoyla (as Joseph Turkel) in The Glass Wall


Nick in Tormented

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Village of the Giants

Sheriff in Village of the Giants

Friendly Persuasion

Poor Loser (uncredited) in Friendly Persuasion

The Bonnie Parker Story

Chuck Darrow in The Bonnie Parker Story

The Case Against Brooklyn

Henchman Monte in The Case Against Brooklyn

The Hindenburg

Detective Moore in The Hindenburg

Mad at the World

Pete Johnson (as Joseph Turkel) in Mad at the World

The Animals

Peyote in The Animals

The Naked Street

Shimmy in The Naked Street

Triple Trouble

Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel) in Triple Trouble

Reel Horror

Harry (archive footage) in Reel Horror

Portrait of a Mobster

Joe Noe in Portrait of a Mobster

Duffy of San Quentin

Frank Roberts in Duffy of San Quentin

Man Crazy

Ray in Man Crazy

Wild in the Sky

Corazza in Wild in the Sky

The Purple Gang

Eddie Olsen in The Purple Gang

The Beast of Budapest

Martin in The Beast of Budapest

Lucky Losers

Johnny Angelo in Lucky Losers

Down Among the Sheltering Palms

Pvt. Harris in Down Among the Sheltering Palms

Six Hundred and Sixty-Six

Col. Ferguson in Six Hundred and Sixty-Six

Inside Detroit

Pete Link (as Joseph Turkel) in Inside Detroit

The Yellow Canary

Policeman in The Yellow Canary

Hellcats of the Navy

Chick (as Joseph Turkel) in Hellcats of the Navy

Savage Abduction

Harry in Savage Abduction

King Rat

Dino in King Rat

The Boy and the Pirates

Abu the Genie in The Boy and the Pirates

Jeanne Eagels

Eddie, Reporter (uncredited) in Jeanne Eagels

Angels in Disguise

Henchman Johnny Martin in Angels in Disguise

House of Numbers

Bradville - Convict in House of Numbers

Halls of Montezuma

Marine in Halls of Montezuma

Return from the Sea

Sailor in Return from the Sea

Johnny Cool

Hoodlum in Johnny Cool

Federal Man

Jack 'Sneeze' Norton in Federal Man


Chet Haggin (uncredited) in Warlock

Cell 2455 Death Row

Curly in Cell 2455 Death Row

The Human Jungle

Delinquent Hood in The Human Jungle

The Bamboo Prison

P.O.W. in The Bamboo Prison

Sword in the Desert

Haganah Soldier (uncredited) in Sword in the Desert

The Devil's Eight

Sam in The Devil's Eight

Which Way Is Up?

Harry Boatwright in Which Way Is Up?

City Across the River

Shimmy Stockton in City Across the River


Infantryman in Verboten!

Southside 1-1000

Frankie in Southside 1-1000

A Slight Case of Larceny

Holdup Man in A Slight Case of Larceny

Gypsy Colt

Chuck in Gypsy Colt


Litter Case (uncredited) in Starlift

The Midnight Story

Lothario at Dance (uncredited) in The Midnight Story

Scream Free!

in Scream Free!

The Commitment

Jules in The Commitment

Fixed Bayonets!

Soldier (uncredited) in Fixed Bayonets!

Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner'

Self in Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner'

The Sex Symbol

Director in The Sex Symbol

On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'

Self in On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Man Upstairs (voice) (uncredited) in The Prisoner of Second Avenue

The Shadow on the Window

Lounger (uncredited) in The Shadow on the Window

Here Come the Jets

Henley in Here Come the Jets

Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling

Self in Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling

The Chickening

(archive footage) (uncredited) in The Chickening


Kharma (as Joseph Turkel) in Levitation

TV Shows