Joseph Turkel

Joe Turkel

Highest Rated: 90% Blade Runner (1982)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1927

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A prolific character player in films from the 1950s through the early 80s, Turkel did bit parts in 50s B-films before appearing in two early important films from director Stanley Kubrick, "The Killing" (1956) and "Paths of Glory" (1957). He went on to amass over 30 credits working mostly in low- to medium-budget genre fare helmed by filmmakers as diverse as Bert I Gordon, Sam Fuller, and Robert Wise. Turkel may be best known by cultists for one of his later roles--"replicant" creator Dr. Tyrell in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" (1982). He was creepily convincing as a scientist who enjoyed playing God. Kubrick fans will also remember him as Lloyd, the smiling bartender, who offers some deadly advice to Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" (1980).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 23% The Dark Side of the Moon Paxton Warner (Character) - 1990
90% 91% Blade Runner Tyrell (Character) $3.9M 1982
84% 93% The Shining Lloyd the Bartender (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 12% Cycle Psycho Harry (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Savage Men Peyote (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 86% King Rat Dino (Character) - 1965
33% 62% The Carpetbaggers Reporter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Mobster Joe Noe (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 19% Tormented Nick (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 10% The Boy and the Pirates Abu the Genie (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% Hellcats of the Navy Chick (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 53% The Glass Wall Freddie Zakoyla (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Crazy Ray (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Losers Johnny Angelo (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Across the River Shimmy Stockton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Johnny Mutton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Beast Col. Ferguson (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Carl Robinelle (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1964 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Alf (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Fred (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Robert Smith (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Fargo (Guest Star) 1960 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Pvt. Menotti (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Lyons (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Bob Rellance (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955

QUOTES FROM Joe Turkel CHARACTERS

Lloyd says: What will you be drinking, sir?

Jack Torrance says: Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.

Lloyd says: Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

Jack Torrance says: Words of wisdom, Lloyd, my man. Words of wisdom.

Roy Batty says: I've done questionable things.

Tyrell says: Also extraordinary things. Revel in your time.

Roy Batty says: Nothing the God of bio-mechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for.

Tyrell says: More human than human is our motto.

Lloyd says: Women. Can't live with them. Can't live without them.

Jack Torrance says: Words of wisdom Lloyd, words of wisdom!

Lloyd says: Women. Can't live with them. Can't live without them.

Jack Torrance says: Words of wisdom Lloyd, words of wisdom!

Tyrell says: The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly Roy.

Lloyd says: How are things going, Mr. Torrance?

Jack Torrance says: Things could be better. Things could be a whole lot better.

Lloyd says: I hope it's nothing serious.

Jack Torrance says: Nothing serious. Just a little problem with the old sperm bank upstairs.

Tyrell says: The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long, and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy.

Lloyd says: How are things going, Mr. Torrance?

Jack Torrance says: Things could be better, Lloyd. Things could be a whole lot better.

Lloyd says: What will you be drinking, sir?

Jack Torrance says: Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.

Lloyd says: Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

Jack Torrance says: Words of wisdom, Lloyd, my man. Words of wisdom.

Tyrell says: I'm surprised you didn't come here sooner.

Roy Batty says: It's not an easy thing to meet your maker.

Tyrell says: What can he do for you?

Roy Batty says: Can the maker repair what he makes?

Tyrell says: Would you like to be modified?

Roy Batty says: I had in mind something a little more radical.

Tyrell says: What seems to be the problem?

Roy Batty says: Death.

Tyrell says: Death. Well, I'm afraid that's a little out of my jurisdiction, you...

Roy Batty says: I want more life, father.