|Born||in Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Died||in Santa Monica, California, USA (liver failure)|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Joseph Turkel was an American character actor. He is known for his roles in Stanley Kubrick's films The Killing, Paths of Glory, and The Shining, and as Dr. Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner. He also had roles in three of Bert I. Gordon's films. Joseph Turkel was born in Brooklyn on July 15, 1927, to Benjamin Turkel, who was a tailor, and Gazella (née Goldfisher), a homemaker and occasional opera singer. His parents were Polish-Jewish immigrants. He had two brothers, Harold and David. Turkel joined the United States Army when he was seventeen and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonitao
|Spouse||Anita Cacciatore (? - ?) (her death) (2 children)|