Wednesday, June 21, 2017

To Absent Friends - Stephen Furst

Stephen Furst

For better or for worse, sometimes an actor can have a long career yet always be remembered for one particular part.  Such was the case for actor and director Stephen Furst, who died this past week at the age of 63.

Furst had a busy acting career, 88 acting credits listed in 
IMDB, including parts in a couple of long running TV series, "St. Elsewhere" and "Babylon 5", but he will always be remembered - it was in the first paragraph of his obituary - for the roll of Kent "Flounder" Dorfman.....

"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son." the classic 1978 comedy, "Animal House".

Who can forget the famous line spoken to him "You f---ed up, Flounder. You trusted us."

Furst's death was attributable to a lifetime struggle with diabetes.

RIP Stephen Furst, aka Flounder.

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful actor. Although famous for the Flounder role, I really learned to appreciate his skills when he appeared in St. Elsewhere and he became a favorite of mine as Vir Cotto on Babylon 5 (my favorite SciFi series).

    RIP Mr. Furst.