Biography

Joseph Turkel is a prolific American character actor. He is 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 makes the occasional appearance at fan conventions even at the age of 90+.

Joseph Turkel is a prolific American character actor. He is 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 makes the occasional appearance at fan conventions even at the age of 90+.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 89

Birthday 1927-07-15

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Joseph Turkel

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1990 The Dark Side of The Moon as Paxton Warner
1985 Reel Horror as Harry (archive footage)
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1982 Blade Runner as Eldon Tyrell
1980 The Shining as Lloyd the Bartender
1977 Which Way Is Up? as Harry Boatwright
1975 The Hindenburg as Detective Moore
1975 Joe Forrester (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1973 Savage Abduction as Harry
1972 Six Hundred and Sixty-Six as Col. Ferguson
1972 Wild in the Sky as Corazza
1971 Apache Vengeance as Peyote
1969 The Devil's Eight as Sam
1969 Scream Free!
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Sergeant
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre as Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 The Sand Pebbles as Bronson
1966 The Rat Patrol (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1965 King Rat as Dino
1965 Village of the Giants as Sheriff
1963 Johnny Cool as Hoodlum
1963 The Yellow Canary as Policeman
1962 Combat! (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1961 Portrait of a Mobster as Joe Noe
1961 The Asphalt Jungle (1 episode)
1961 Tallahassee 7000 (1 episode)
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 Tormented as Nick
1960 The Aquanauts (1 episode)
1960 The Boy and the Pirates as Abu the Genie (as Joseph Turkel)
1959 The Purple Gang as Eddie Olsen
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 Warlock as Chet Haggin (uncredited)
1959 Verboten! as Infantryman
1958 Bat Masterson (2 episodes)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 The Case Against Brooklyn as Henchman Monte
1958 The Bonnie Parker Story as Chuck Darrow
1958 The Beast of Budapest as Martin
1957 Paths of Glory as Pvt. Pierre Arnaud
1957 House of Numbers as Bradville - Convict
1957 Jeanne Eagels as Eddie, Reporter (uncredited)
1957 The Midnight Story as Lothario at Dance
1957 Hellcats of the Navy as Chick (as Joseph Turkel)
1957 Official Detective (1 episode)
1956 Friendly Persuasion as Poor Loser (uncredited)
1956 The Killing as Tiny
1956 Inside Detroit as Pete Link (as Joseph Turkel)
1955 Highway Patrol (1 episode)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 The Naked Street as Shimmy
1955 Mad at the World as Pete Johnson (as Joseph Turkel)
1955 Cell 2455 Death Row as Curly
1954 The Human Jungle as Delinquent Hood
1954 Return from the Sea as Sailor
1954 The Bamboo Prison as P.O.W.
1954 Gypsy Colt as Chuck
1954 Duffy of San Quentin as Frank Roberts
1953 Man Crazy as Ray
1953 I Led Three Lives (1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 A Slight Case of Larceny as Holdup Man
1953 The Glass Wall as Freddie Zakoyla (as Joseph Turkel)
1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms as Pvt. Harris
1953 I'm the Law (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Dangerous Assignment (1 episode)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1951 Starlift as Litter Case
1951 Fixed Bayonets! as Soldier
1951 The Adventures of Boston Blackie (1 episode)
1951 Halls of Montezuma as Marine
1950 Southside 1-1000 as Frankie
1950 Triple Trouble as Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel)
1950 Lucky Losers as Johnny Angelo (as Joseph Turkel)
1950 Federal Man as Jack 'Sneeze' Norton
1949 Angels in Disguise as Johnny Mutton (as Joseph Turkel)
1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon as Bellboy (uncredited)
1949 Sword in the Desert as Haganah Soldier
1949 City Across the River as Shimmy Stockton

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