Joe Turkel was an American character actor who was born on July 15, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
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.
As of 1999, he lived in Southern California and wrote screenplays. He said in a 2014 interview that Paths of Glory was his favorite among his films.
Prior to his death, Turkel wrote a memoir, The Misery of Success, scheduled for a now posthumous 2022 release.
Joe Turkel Cause Of Death
Turkel died on June 27, 2022, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
His cause of death has not been disclosed yet.
Joe Turkel Age
He was 94 years at the time of death.
Joe Turkel Family: Parents And Siblings
He was born to Polish-Jewish immigrants, Gazella and Benjamin Turkel. He had two brothers, Harold and David.
Joe Turkel Wife And Children
Turkel was married to Anita Josephine Cacciatore, with whom he had two sons. When he attended a 2011 rally in Occupy Seattle, he referred to himself as a “Liberal Progressive Democrat”.
Joe Turkel Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million at the time of death.
Joe Turkel Funeral
His funeral will be held very soon.