Taylor Negron

Taylor Negron

Highest Rated: 77% Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Lowest Rated: 6% Super Capers (2009)

Birthday: Aug 01, 1957

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

Best known for his sardonic performances in movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) and "The Last Boy Scout" (1991), Taylor Negron got his first taste of stardom when he made his stand-up debut at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 1977. The California native was only 15 years old at the time, but he was already preoccupied with inclinations toward painting and drawing and had even begun earning his own money working as an extra on movie sets when his performance unexpectedly brought down the house. Negron soon dropped out of high school and enrolled at the San Francisco Art Institute to study painting, but left by the time he was 19 to pursue his career as a performer full time. Negron began training as an actor at the famed Actor's Studio, where he worked as a personal assistant for Lee Strasberg himself. Negron was young and impetuous, challenging the venerated teacher and occasionally arguing, but Negron would later remark that the experience was formative for him. He would get a chance to learn from another legend when Lucille Ball was brought in to act as a guest teacher at the Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, and Negron was assigned to be her intern. Negron also took a private seminar from Ball on the topic of comedy, describing her later as having taught him the value of being a knowledgeable professional on set, something she had learned from her own mentor, Buster Keaton. This period found Negron scraping by with a mixed bag of paying gigs, such as a string of nine appearances on the popular show "The Dating Game" (ABC, 1965-1986). He also spent this time working in the stand-up comedy scene with contemporaries like Robin Williams and Sam Kinison, developing the non-traditional but undeniably biting style that would become his trademark. Negron's big break as an actor finally came in 1979, when he was cast as Silvio Galindez on the series "Detective School" (ABC, 1979-1979). More prominent roles soon followed, including a memorable turn as an unimpressed pizza delivery boy in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). This part would be the first in a total of three separate movies that found Negron playing pizza guys, the other two being "Bio-Dome" (1996) and "Vamps" (2012), a funny phenomenon that Negron would call his "Trilogy of Pizza Men." Negron would find no shortage of steady work as an actor throughout the coming decades, delighting audiences with comedic appearances in movies like "Bad Medicine" (1985) and "How I Got Into College" (1989). He would also make numerous TV appearances, with iconic turns as a New York hairdresser on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and an overly fastidious waiter on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 1999-). The actor would also resist typecasting, playing a psychotic villain against Bruce Willis in the action thriller "The Last Boy Scout" (1991). Though his acting career took off, Negron continued to flourish in other areas as well. He became an accomplished playwright, penning a number of plays that were performed around Los Angeles such as "Who Loves You, Baby?" and "Gangster Planet." He also continued to find success as a painter, with works displayed at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles. Negron died of liver cancer on January 10, 2015. He was 57 years old.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Alienated Griffin (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 57% Scoot and Kassie's Christmas Adventure Marv (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santorini Blue Jimmy the doorman (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% The Chateau Meroux Francois (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 18% Shoot the Hero Douglas (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deported Priest (Character) - 2009
6% 14% Super Capers Chauffeur (Character) $31K 2009
No Score Yet 37% The No Sit List Mr. Willoughsbag (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock and Roll Forever Marty Post (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 77% Channels Niles (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 32% Entry Level Charlie (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 18% Surf School Boris (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Enigma With a Stigma Steve Davis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 15% Death to the Supermodels Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 47% Funky Monkey Flick (Character) - 2004
40% 53% My Dinner With Jimi Psychiatrist (Character) - 2003
47% 25% The Fluffer Tony Brooks (Character) $563.4K 2001
No Score Yet 43% Call Me Claus Ralph (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 74% Lloyd Mr. Weid (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 60% This Space Between Us Joshua Wilde (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can't Stop Dancing Roman (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 63% You Lucky Dog Reuben Windsor (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 45% A Kid in Aladdin's Palace Genie (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courting Courtney Dr. Scott Phelps (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 27% Mr. Stitch Doctor Al Jacobs (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freaky Friday Cary (Character) - 1995
33% 49% Angels in the Outfield David Montagne (Character) $50.2M 1994
46% 51% Mr. Jones Jeffrey (Character) $8M 1993
No Score Yet 69% The Stoned Age Self - 1993
13% 47% Nothing but Trouble Fausto Squiriniszu (Character) $7.5M 1991
47% 68% The Last Boy Scout Milo (Character) $57.9M 1991
56% 42% Punchline Albert Emperato (Character) $20.3M 1988
No Score Yet 28% Bad Medicine Pepe (Character) $2.5M 1985
60% 58% Easy Money Julio (Character) - 1983
27% 37% Young Doctors in Love Dr. Phil Burns (Character) - 1982
77% 80% Fast Times at Ridgemont High Pizza Guy (Character) - 1982

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet 90% Wizards of Waverly Place Dragon Seller (Character) 2007
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Daviday the Waiter (Guest Star) 2007
86% 81% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Little Time Manuelo Del Valle (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Wish Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 94% Friends Allesandro (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 80% ER Mr. Prole (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arsenio Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 92% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Gloria Gwillen Blatt (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
89% 93% Seinfeld Hairdresser (Guest Star) 1993
91% No Score Yet The Ben Stiller Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Tommy Rodriguez (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet UnCabaret Unknown (Character)

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