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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



Six Hundred and Sixty-Six

Col. Ferguson in Six Hundred and Sixty-Six


Kharma (as Joseph Turkel) in Levitation

The Dark Side of the Moon

Paxton Warner in The Dark Side of the Moon

Savage Abduction

Harry in Savage Abduction

The Commitment

Jules in The Commitment

The Bonnie Parker Story

Chuck Darrow in The Bonnie Parker Story


Nick in Tormented

The Animals

Peyote in The Animals

Man Crazy

Ray in Man Crazy

The Boy and the Pirates

Abu the Genie in The Boy and the Pirates

Which Way Is Up?

Harry Boatwright in Which Way Is Up?

Federal Man

Jack 'Sneeze' Norton in Federal Man

The Shining

Lloyd in The Shining

Paths of Glory

Pvt. Pierre Arnaud in Paths of Glory

The Purple Gang

Eddie Olsen in The Purple Gang

Here Come the Jets

Henley in Here Come the Jets

The Beast of Budapest

Martin in The Beast of Budapest

Lucky Losers

Johnny Angelo in Lucky Losers

Inside Detroit

Pete Link (as Joseph Turkel) in Inside Detroit

House of Numbers

Bradville - Convict in House of Numbers

Blade Runner

Dr. Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner

The Glass Wall

Freddie Zakoyla (as Joseph Turkel) in The Glass Wall

Mad at the World

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

Duffy of San Quentin

Frank Roberts in Duffy of San Quentin

Hellcats of the Navy

Chick (as Joseph Turkel) in Hellcats of the Navy

King Rat

Dino in King Rat

Angels in Disguise

Henchman Johnny Martin in Angels in Disguise

The Devil's Eight

Sam in The Devil's Eight

Southside 1-1000

Frankie in Southside 1-1000

Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling

Self in Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling

The Sand Pebbles

Bronson in The Sand Pebbles

The Case Against Brooklyn

Henchman Monte in The Case Against Brooklyn

Scream Free!

in Scream Free!

The Naked Street

Shimmy in The Naked Street

Portrait of a Mobster

Joe Noe in Portrait of a Mobster


Infantryman in Verboten!

Down Among the Sheltering Palms

Pvt. Harris in Down Among the Sheltering Palms

The Yellow Canary

Policeman in The Yellow Canary

Return from the Sea

Sailor in Return from the Sea

A Slight Case of Larceny

Holdup Man in A Slight Case of Larceny

The Bamboo Prison

P.O.W. in The Bamboo Prison

Village of the Giants

Sheriff in Village of the Giants

Wild in the Sky

Corazza in Wild in the Sky

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

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

Gypsy Colt

Chuck in Gypsy Colt

Halls of Montezuma

Marine in Halls of Montezuma

City Across the River

Shimmy Stockton in City Across the River


Chet Haggin (uncredited) in Warlock

The Chickening

(archive footage) (uncredited) in The Chickening

Triple Trouble

Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel) in Triple Trouble

Jeanne Eagels

Eddie, Reporter (uncredited) in Jeanne Eagels

Cell 2455 Death Row

Curly in Cell 2455 Death Row

The Sex Symbol

Director in The Sex Symbol

The Killing

Tiny in The Killing

Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner'

Self in Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner'

Sword in the Desert

Haganah Soldier (uncredited) in Sword in the Desert

The Human Jungle

Delinquent Hood in The Human Jungle

Reel Horror

Harry (archive footage) in Reel Horror

Johnny Cool

Hoodlum in Johnny Cool

On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'

Self in On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'

Friendly Persuasion

Poor Loser (uncredited) in Friendly Persuasion

The Hindenburg

Detective Moore in The Hindenburg


Litter Case (uncredited) in Starlift

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

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

Fixed Bayonets!

Soldier (uncredited) in Fixed Bayonets!

The Shadow on the Window

Lounger (uncredited) in The Shadow on the Window

The Midnight Story

Lothario at Dance (uncredited) in The Midnight Story

TV Shows