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 passed away on June 27, 2022, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 94.
Joe Turkel Wife: Who is Anita J. Turkel?
Joe Turkel wife Anita J. Turkel was born Anita Josephine Cacciatore to Salvatore Cacciatore and Sarah Furraggio.
The couple married in 1955 in California and were together until his demise.
Details about Anita J. Turkel are under wraps, although she was widely known as the wife of Joe Turkel.
Together, the couple had two sons, Craig Turkel and Robert Turkel.