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Joe Turkel

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+.

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Jul 15, 1927 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie City Across the River 1949-04-07
Latest Project:
Series Highway Patrol 2022
Known For
Poster of Blade Runner
Poster of Paths of Glory
Poster of The Killing
Poster of Man Crazy
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 2022
Series I Led Three Lives Unknown 2022
Movie The Dark Side of The Moon Paxton Warner 1990-05-30
Movie Reel Horror Harry (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Blade Runner Dr. Eldon Tyrell 1982-06-25
Movie The Shining Lloyd the Bartender 1980-05-23
Movie Which Way Is Up? Harry Boatwright 1977-11-04
Movie The Commitment Jules 1976-01-01
Movie The Prisoner of Second Avenue Unknown 1975-03-14
Series Joe Forrester Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie The Hindenburg Detective Moore 1975-12-25
Movie Savage Abduction Harry 1973-01-01
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Wild in the Sky Corazza 1972-03-01
Movie Six Hundred and Sixty-Six Col. Ferguson 1972-06-15
Movie The Animals Peyote 1971-10-01
Movie Scream Free! Unknown 1969-01-01
Movie The Devil's Eight Sam 1969-05-14
Series Land of the Giants Sergeant 1968-09-22
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik 1967-06-30
Series The Rat Patrol Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie The Sand Pebbles Bronson 1966-12-20
Movie Village of the Giants Sheriff 1965-10-20
Movie King Rat Dino 1965-10-27
Movie The Yellow Canary Policeman 1963-05-15
Movie Johnny Cool Hoodlum 1963-10-02
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series The Asphalt Jungle Unknown 1961-04-02
Series Tallahassee 7000 Unknown 1961-01-24
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Portrait of a Mobster Joe Noe 1961-04-19
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie The Boy and the Pirates Abu the Genie 1960-04-13
Movie Tormented Nick 1960-09-22
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series The Roaring 20's Unknown 1960-10-15
Movie Warlock Chet Haggin (uncredited) 1959-06-10
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Movie Verboten! Infantryman 1959-03-25
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Movie The Purple Gang Eddie Olsen 1959-12-18
Movie The Beast of Budapest Martin 1958-02-23
Movie The Bonnie Parker Story Chuck Darrow 1958-05-28
Movie The Case Against Brooklyn Henchman Monte 1958-06-01
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Movie The Midnight Story Lothario at Dance 1957-08-01
Series Official Detective Unknown 1957-01-01
Movie Hellcats of the Navy Chick (as Joseph Turkel) 1957-05-01
Movie Jeanne Eagels Eddie, Reporter (uncredited) 1957-08-02
Movie Paths of Glory Pvt. Pierre Arnaud 1957-09-18
Movie House of Numbers Bradville - Convict 1957-09-12
Movie Inside Detroit Pete Link (as Joseph Turkel) 1956-01-01
Movie Friendly Persuasion Poor Loser (uncredited) 1956-11-25
Movie The Killing Tiny 1956-06-06
Movie Cell 2455 Death Row Curly 1955-04-19
Movie Mad at the World Pete Johnson (as Joseph Turkel) 1955-05-13
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie The Naked Street Shimmy 1955-08-01
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Movie Gypsy Colt Chuck 1954-04-02
Movie Duffy of San Quentin Frank Roberts 1954-03-16
Movie The Bamboo Prison P.O.W. 1954-06-15
Movie The Human Jungle Delinquent Hood 1954-10-03
Movie Return from the Sea Sailor 1954-07-28
Series I'm the Law Unknown 1953-02-13
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Down among the Sheltering Palms Pvt. Harris 1953-03-01
Movie The Glass Wall Freddie Zakoyla (as Joseph Turkel) 1953-03-19
Movie Man Crazy Ray 1953-12-02
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie A Slight Case of Larceny Holdup Man 1953-06-05
Series Dangerous Assignment Unknown 1952-01-01
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Movie Halls of Montezuma Marine 1951-01-04
Movie Starlift Litter Case (uncredited) 1951-12-14
Movie Fixed Bayonets! Soldier 1951-11-21
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Movie Federal Man Jack 'Sneeze' Norton 1950-01-01
Movie Lucky Losers Johnny Angelo 1950-05-14
Movie Triple Trouble Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel) 1950-08-13
Movie Southside 1-1000 Frankie 1950-11-16
Movie City Across the River Shimmy Stockton 1949-04-07
Movie Sword in the Desert Haganah Soldier (uncredited) 1949-08-24
Movie Angels in Disguise Johnny Mutton 1949-09-25
Movie Johnny Stool Pigeon Bellboy (uncredited) 1949-09-22