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Joe Turkel

  • Highest Rated: 97% The Killing (1956)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Village of the Giants (1965)
  • Birthday: Jul 15, 1927
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Joe Turkel had at least one movie leading role, as the Genie in the 1961 kiddie-matinee feature The Boy and the Pirates. Otherwise he seldom rose any farther than featured billing (sometimes, as in Harold and Maude [1971], he got no billing at all). In films since the late '40s, Turkel essayed character parts in such productions as City Across the River (1949), Visit to a Small Planet (1959), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Hindenberg (1977) and Blade Runner (1980) (as Tyrrell); though firmly entrenched in Hollywood, he occasionally grabbed a quick paycheck in such exploitation flicks as Savage Abduction (1975), which afforded him star billing if not a whole lot of prestige. Joe Turkel is best remembered by "auteur" critics for his appearances in the films of director Stanley Kubrick: He played Tiny in The Killing (1955), Private Arnaud in Paths of Glory (1957), and the other-worldly bartender Lloyd in The Shining (1978).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dark Side of the Moon Paxton Warner 1990
89% Blade Runner Tyrell 1982
92% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) Dr. Eldon Tyrell $0.3M 1982
85% The Shining Lloyd the Bartender 1980
18% Which Way Is Up? Harry 1977
36% The Hindenburg Detective Moore 1975
No Score Yet Savage Abduction (Cycle Psycho) Actor 1973
No Score Yet Five Savage Men Peyote 1971
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik 1967
94% The Sand Pebbles Bronson 1966
No Score Yet King Rat Dino 1965
0% Village of the Giants Sheriff 1965
29% The Carpetbaggers Reporter 1964
No Score Yet Tormented Nick 1960
No Score Yet The Boy and the Pirates Abu the Genie 1960
No Score Yet Warlock Chet Haggin 1959
No Score Yet Verboten! Infantryman 1959
No Score Yet The Case Against Brooklyn Monte 1958
95% Paths of Glory Pvt. Arnaud 1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Eddie 1957
No Score Yet Hellcats of the Navy Chick 1957
97% The Killing Tiny 1956
88% Friendly Persuasion Poor Loser 1956
No Score Yet The Naked Street (The Brass Ring) Shimmy 1955
No Score Yet The Glass Wall Freddie 1953
No Score Yet Starlift Litter Case 1951
No Score Yet City Across the River Shimmy 1949
No Score Yet Sword in the Desert Haganah Soldier 1949

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Roger Levecque
  • 1988
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Swampgas
  • 1977
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
District Attorney
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Lupe Thug #1 Peters
  • 1968
  • 1964
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Fred
  • 1966

QUOTES FROM Joe Turkel CHARACTERS

Lloyd
What will you be drinking, sir?
Jack Torrance
Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.
Lloyd
Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them.
Jack Torrance
Words of wisdom, Lloyd, my man. Words of wisdom.
Roy Batty
I've done questionable things.
Tyrell
Also extraordinary things. Revel in your time.
Roy Batty
Nothing the God of bio-mechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for.
Tyrell
More human than human is our motto.
Lloyd
Women. Can't live with them. Can't live without them.
Jack Torrance
Words of wisdom Lloyd, words of wisdom!
Lloyd
Women. Can't live with them. Can't live without them.
Jack Torrance
Words of wisdom Lloyd, words of wisdom!
Tyrell
The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly Roy.
Lloyd
How are things going, Mr. Torrance?
Jack Torrance
Things could be better. Things could be a whole lot better.
Lloyd
I hope it's nothing serious.
Jack Torrance
Nothing serious. Just a little problem with the old sperm bank upstairs.
Tyrell
The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long, and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy.
Lloyd
How are things going, Mr. Torrance?
Jack Torrance
Things could be better, Lloyd. Things could be a whole lot better.
Lloyd
What will you be drinking, sir?
Jack Torrance
Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.
Lloyd
Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them.
Jack Torrance
Words of wisdom, Lloyd, my man. Words of wisdom.
Tyrell
I'm surprised you didn't come here sooner.
Roy Batty
It's not an easy thing to meet your maker.
Tyrell
What can he do for you?
Roy Batty
Can the maker repair what he makes?
Tyrell
Would you like to be modified?
Roy Batty
I had in mind something a little more radical.
Tyrell
What seems to be the problem?
Roy Batty
Death.
Tyrell
Death. Well, I'm afraid that's a little out of my jurisdiction, you...
Roy Batty
I want more life, father.