Joe Turkel

Highest Rated: 97% The Killing (1956)
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



No Score Yet Dark Side of the Moon Paxton Warner 1990
90% Blade Runner Tyrell 1982
91% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) Dr. Eldon Tyrell $0.3M 1982
87% The Shining Lloyd the Bartender 1980
20% Which Way Is Up? Harry 1977
40% 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 Miami Vice
Roger Levecque
  • 1988
No Score Yet Kojak
  • 1977
No Score Yet Bonanza
Lupe Thug #1 Peters
  • 1968
  • 1964
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
  • 1966